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Supplier Quality Engineer (Cromwell, CT)

Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Provide Supply Quality Manager support, by developing and maintaining supplier quality through the use of processes, systems and metrics. Evaluating each supplier from a compliance to the requirements perspective utilizing audits checklist.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Review as required all FAI / Delta FAI prior to submission.

  • Have frequent contact with supplier to monitor actions within Quality

  • Analyse suppliers’ quality performance and identify improvement areas.

  • Handle supplier non-conformance including root cause and corrective action, in order to be up-to date with the supplier performance

  • Facilitate 8D investigations within the supply base for all supplier escapes.

  • Review defect (non-conformances) data provided by suppliers’ prior to product release.

  • Participate in supplier work transfer evaluation and monitoring.

  • Calibrate with engineering counterparts manufacturing best practices communicated to suppliers.

  • Support in supplier feedback

  • Communicate with receiving inspection in support of product requirements, product acceptance and release.

Travel requirements

  • Regular travel to suppliers for the site within the region / area
  • Occasional global travel.
  • Local quality support when needed or requested from other SSA sites not located in this region.
  • Position will need to sit Ohio/Michigan area.

Job Qualifications


  • 5+ years experience in manufacturing engineering/production, product qualification(FAI/PPAP) activities

  • Ability to read / interpret drawings and industry specifications.

  • Knowledgeable in aerospace quality requirements (AS9100, ASQR, SSQR).                                                         

  • Skilled in root cause analysis, 8D and continuous improvement.

  • Bachelors in Engineering or a relatable field.


  • Experience in New product Introduction and interaction between Puchasing and Engineering in Product Development.

  • Knowledge of AS13XXX-standards and PPAP/APQA Understanding of the Aerospace industry and associated regulatory requirements and standards

  • Knowledgeable in aerospace quality requirements

  • RCCA

  • Experienced and proficient in an ERP system

  • Need to be able to communicate at all levels of the organization



Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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