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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Industrial - El Cajon, CA

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

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


Under limited supervision, the Sr. Manufacturing Engineer – Industrial carries out major projects involving the research, selection, justification, design and timely installation of capital equipment and the design and implementation of company facilities improvements.

Job Responsibilities


• Creates Statements of Work for project, coordinates with Supply Chain and vendors to procure quotes, and responsible for submittal/approval of capital expenditure requests. 
• Manages vendors for on-time and on-budget installation of equipment and facilities improvements. 
• Designs facilities, including layout of machines, equipment, offices, material handling equipment, raw material and product storage with the purpose of establishing the most efficient work flow and utilization of the facilities as possible. Typically involves investigating, analyzing, and determining the overall advantage of requests for new facilities and equipment, the rearrangement of existing facilities and the modifications, repair or scrapping of machinery and equipment. Develops short and long term manufacturing strategies and objectives to include capital equipment and tooling investments 
• Leads efforts to automate production processes, working in conjunction with Technology Department resources, responsible for on-time and on-budget project completion and hand-off to Production. 
• Utilizes Continuous Improvement tools to identify opportunities and leads process improvement projects designed toward optimizing operational costs and achieving maximum utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, and investment dollars. Implements manufacturing techniques and processes (JIT, Continuous Flow, Kanban, manufacturing cells, etc.) aimed at reducing manufacturing labor costs, product throughput time, cycle time, inventory, and overall manufacturing operations costs. Recommends improvements keeping in mind the interaction of related operations or tasks and the optimization of operational costs. Designs and conducts training for process and system changes, labor management system and Continuous Improvement tools. 
• Designs and oversees the fabrication and installation of manufacturing aids and equipment modifications to assist production as required. 
• Assists in organizational planning by identifying capacity constraints and specifying requirements of optimization including facilities usage, equipment usage and human effort. 
• Advises management on cost impact of new jobs and the economics of making or buying parts and processes. 
• Represents the company with supplier and or customers 
• Develops, through various work measurement techniques, engineered time standards and performance measures required for performing various operations and introducing work simplification in order to reduce costs and eliminate motions.

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications: 


• Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or in lieu of degree, 10+ years of Industrial Engineering experience 
• 3+ years working knowledge of industrial equipment (such as Robotics, 3-5 axis machining and turning centers, ovens, clean rooms, vacuum chambers, general facilities) 
• 2+ years of capacity planning and / or flow simulation experience
• 2+ years’ experience in specifying, evaluating, and installing factory machines and various equipment from purchase to first part
• 2+ years of AutoCAD and MS Project experience
• Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements


Preferred Qualifications:


• Ability to develop one piece flow, Kanban systems, and pull systems
• Experience designing and deploying new or improved manufacturing processes
• Experience with flow and queueing simulation software (Simio preferred)
• Operates with integrity in all things and with a sense of urgency
• An effective communicator, comfortable presenting project updates 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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