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Quality Engineer Engineering

Date: 06-May-2022

Location: Bristol, ENG, 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 41 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.

Job Summary

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Engineer to join our UK Civil Engineering Design Engineering team as a Quality Engineer. In this role you will coordinate the activities in Civil Design Engineering on developing, maintaining, and monitoring the compliancy of the various Engineering functions to the customer and regulatory requirements as documented in the applicable Quality Management Systems. You will provide support on Airworthiness and Product Safety matters in relation to design assurance procedures. Working with the Design Assurance Manager(s), you will develop and implement a common and consistent Engineering set of processes/procedures through the Aerostructures businesses.  The focus of this role is UK Civil Design Engineering locations, however, there will also be a requirement to work across the wider Design Engineering organisation when supporting projects and initiatives which impact the wider Engineering organisation.

This person can be located in the UK, within travel distance of the GKN Aerospace Civil Engineering sites (Bristol predominantly)

Job Responsibilities

In this role you will:

 be a focal point and coordinator for quality governance and compliance topics, within the assigned GKN Aerospace UK Aerostructures sites, supporting the Design Engineering process owners
 support the development, implementation and maintenance of the design assurance process and procedures in compliance with all regulatory, quality, and customer requirements
 support the design assurance function to update and maintain quality procedures and work instructions in compliance to design assurance requirements
 be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining Design Engineering Quality Assurance Plans and/ or Design Organisation Interface Documents for assigned programmes
 support the design assurance  function in performing design assurance audits in accordance with surveillance plans
 be responsible for adequately and timely conducting audits and associated reporting, within the scope of Design Engineering  
 establish, support and share best practice for design assurance across all programme teams and GKN sites.
 implement and coordinate design assurance continuous improvement activities.
 Provide support to investigations of non‐compliance to design requirements, and develop and coordinate corrective actions.
 represent GKN Aerospace Design Engineering Quality in program teams and coordinate with customers and suppliers in all design assurance matters including customer meetings and correspondence.
 represent GKN Aerospace Design Engineering Quality in 3rd party and/ or customer audits and coordinate any activity associated with these audits within Design Engineering
 support and assist in Airworthiness and Product Safety matters in relation to design assurance procedures.
 maintain policy and direction, including relevant QMS / BMS; monitor and maintain personal and company performance objectives. Address performance issues in a timely manner and encourage excellent performance in all aspects of the job

What You'll Bring

Formal Qualifications
 Bachelors degree or equivalent experience level
Lean, Six Sigma or similar continuous improvement system or problem solving qualifications
Demonstrable knowledge of application of ISO 9001, AS9100, Aviation Regulators (EASA, FAA etc) & customer quality requirements into a business management system;
Functional and/or operational management

Specific Functional Capabilities, Knowledge and Skills 
Broad experience of engineering and/or quality environments, preferably in Aerospace
Strong quality knowledge with respect to the function
Ability to influence people within an organisation; enthusiasm and desire to succeed; good coaching skills.
Medium level of problem solving and decision‐making skills
Excellent communication, presentation & interpersonal skills
Completed the following training courses/ modules (or is willing to follow)
 AS9100 Quality Management Systems ‐ Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defence Organisations  
 AS9100 Requirements for GKN Auditors & Personnel Involved in Quality Management Activities
 Basic Airworthiness & DOA training

What We'll Offer

What We’ll Offer
Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Hybrid working – giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working
•    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
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

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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