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Industrial Engineer - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Garden Grove, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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

Industrial Engineers, under limited supervision, support initiatives involving the research, selection, justification, design and timely installation of major manufacturing equipment and manufacturing design layout for company facilities improvements. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Industrial Engineers creates statements of work for project, coordinates with purchasing 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.
  • As Industrial Engineer, support facility design 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 industrialization efforts to automate production processes. Manages projects aimed at automating 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 industrialization 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 industrial 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

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, and/or Industrial Engineering or related fields; Will consider 8 years of professional experience in manufacturing and/or industrialization, in lieu of degree.
  • 1 year of experience in manufacturing specifying, evaluating and installing factory machines and various equipment, with working knowledge in capacity planning for high-rate production.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.

Preferred Qualification

  • Industrial engineering for manufacturing production
  • Ability to develop one piece flow, Kanban systems, and pull systems essential.
  • Visualization of factory experience layout preferred.


***Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data.

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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