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Manufacturing Engineer - Product & Planning (Filton)

Date: Jan 17, 2023

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 38 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

The Opportunity

At our Filton site, we specialise in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. We are seeking a new Manufacturing Engineer to join our Wing Systems Assembly team, where we undertake the manufacture of Bleed Air, Fuel & Anti-ice systems using a range of processes such as metal forming, heat treatment, welding (TIG, Resistance & Electron Beam welding) and detailed assembly work. In this role, you will provide Manufacturing Engineering capability to both Operational and Development teams such as process mapping/designing and troubleshooting to enable and deliver zero defect projects. You will use your engineering and problem solving skills to deliver robust, capable manufacturing process technology in relation to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

How You'll Contribute

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for the implementation of materials & process methods and solutions, from original concept through to production: 
    • Deploy these processes with a high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such. 
  • Be responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production.  Resolve issues pertaining to vendor quality.
  • Provide specialist knowledge to production activities with the ultimate goal of improving efficiency, product quality and the reduction of non-conforming parts.
  • Exemplify a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
  • Be responsible for the development of technical solutions to complex problems within GKN Aerospace, our customers and suppliers.
  • Deliver technical support of manufacturing process development and integration for production.  
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:
•    Manufacturing Engineering experience in a production environment, including the development of manufacturing processes OR HNC/ONC (or equivalent) level qualification in Engineering 
•    Ability to read and understand engineering manufacturing drawings and technical documents 
•    Experience using IT packages such as MS Office
•    Knowledge of, and ability to use and implement LEAN tools and techniques
•    Experience using SAP or similar business software
•    Ability to function as a team player in an open and honest way
•    Ability to work under own initiative within a defined programme and targets 
•    Good communication skills 

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Salary of £26,800 - £38,000 DOE
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Flexible working hours including the ability to finish at lunchtime on a Friday
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days' holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Free on-site parking, canteen, shop, bike sheds and a Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment with significant career development opportunities

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 
A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.
We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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