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Manufacturing Engineer (Filton)

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

A Truly Global Business 
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

GKN Aerospace Filton specialises 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. In an addition to our Manufacturing Engineering team, we are seeking an established Manufacturing Engineer who can provide shopfloor support from a production perspective. This is a 'hands-on' role which will see you spending the bulk of your day out on the shopfloor, using your engineering problem-solving skills to deliver robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

How You'll Contribute

Specifically, you will:

  • design, document and optimise new and existing manufacturing processes - adhering to our 'Zero Defect' manufacturing model
  • implement the global process for product development, first article development, configuration changes, build process definition and implementation.
  • establish appropriate new process controls and improve existing ones
  • create and update engineering documentation to maintain configuration control and help manage point of introduction activities, first article inspection and customer approval
  • lead structured problem solving projects linked to both project deliverables and day-to-day manufacturing issues
  • provide day-to-day support to manufacturing operations
  • provide MRB (Material Review Board) support to existing programmes to ensure any process deviation or product faults are reviewed and answered
  • reduce process driven scrap and rework and support continuous improvement activities
  • Be compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy procedures

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:


  • Production Engineering experience: you will be an established Manufacturing Engineer
  • Ability to Interpret Engineering Drawings and associated knowledge of tolerances and technical data
  • Experience in Design Definition and in writing detailed standard manufacturing work instructions / SOP’s. 


  • Background in Machining (Preferably 4 & 5 Axis Milling)
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience 
  • Knowledge of Modification processes (Airbus preferable)
  • Familiar with Product structures i.e. As-Designed / As-Planned & Technical Repercussion Sheets (TRS)
  • Previous experience in Assessing Product change
  • Awareness of commercial & estimating processes
  • Experience in working cross-functionally, managing interfaces and stakeholders including Supplier / Customer relationships


What We’ll Offer
Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Free onsite parking, canteen, shop, cycle parking and Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment with significant opportunity to advance your career


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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