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Supplier Quality Engineer (Filton site, Bristol) - Mechanical specialism

Date: Sep 5, 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! 

The Opportunity

​Based at or Filton site, where we design and manufacture large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a range of aircraft, our new Supplier Quality Engineer will work with suppliers – mainly onsite here, to ensure products are received to the right quality standard and on time. With a background in mechanical engineering, you will engineer and communicate the product and system requirements to suppliers and will participate in and orchestrate the plan for qualification (FAI and PPAP). Comfortable in liaising with suppliers, this person will review and take actions to solve problems and will collaborate with other engineers within the team to ensure we can continue to achieve the highest quality manufacturing standards. 

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll:
•    Carry out Supplier First Article inspections - Communicating to SQE at Designing Organisation 
•    Have frequent contact with suppliers to monitor and identify improvements within Quality
•    Handle supplier non-conformance including cause and corrective action, in order to be up-to date with the supplier performance
•    Handle escapes, including root cause investigation, containment and corrective actions, Participate in 8D investigations
•    Issue authorizations of “Request for Pre-Release” 
•    Participate in supplier work transfer evaluation and monitoring
•    Support concurrent engineering between GKN and supplier (design for manufacturing)
•    Support in supplier feedback and communicate with distributors to monitor their performance

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:


  • Experience from within aerospace manufacturing engineering/production with an mechanical specialism
  • Experience in product qualification activities or inspection/control 
  • Knowledgeable in aerospace quality requirements (AS9100, NADCAP, etc.)                                                        
  • Skilled in root cause analysis, 8D and continuous improvement                                                      
  • Knowledge of aerospace products, processes and technologies                                
  • Experience and skilled with Microsoft office, and ERP systems


  •  Well organized and structured with strong skills to work both independently, and in a team                                  
  • Target-oriented and outgoing with good communication skills    

What We'll Provide

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
•    4.5 day week (finishing at 12noon on a Friday) + 25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Free onsite parking, canteen, shop & 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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