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Quality Engineer - Garden Grove, CA

Date: May 6, 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 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

The Quality Engineer will act as a business partner to operations and leadership ensuring and improving manufacturing processes, products, and services. The Quality Engineer will provide Internal (1st Party) quality assurance auditing of manufacturing processes, products and services, ensuring process compliance, robustness and effectiveness in relation to customer requirements, quality needs, and expectations. The Quality Engineer will also plan, host and support external (customer, regulatory and other 3rd parties) audits, report, and ensure conclusion on non-compliances, as well as highlighting improvements and best practices, sharing opportunities, to help drive a value added, continual improvement culture, through the organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Quality Engineer will ensuring the delivery of the manufacturing process/product audit objectives (when acting as the Lead Auditor), ensuring adequate preparation for the conduct of the audit criteria against the local audit plan.
  • Within the specific audit criteria for gathering of appropriate audit evidence, recommendations and thus preparing the audit and distributing the audit report and conducting the audit follow up.
  • For the evaluation of the audit evidence, non-conformities recommendations / opportunities for improvement and for the communication of subsequent recommendations, including risk identification to the BMS/QMS Manager.
  • The Quality Engineer provides planning and hosting of external 2nd and 3rd party audits including support to follow up activity support (e.g RCCA/NCR/OASIS) integrity management. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Quality, Manufacturing, Mechanical engineering and/or related field. 
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in manufacturing quality 
  • Prior experience in quality assurance, and/or quality auditing processes 
  • Industry experience within a Manufacturing environment (APQP) preferably aerospace/automotive.
  • Thorough understanding of the content and application of the IAQG / EAQG ISO Standards and IAQG SCMH.
  • Qualification in Internal Auditing from a recognized Provider.
  • Work well under limited supervision and able to make fact based decisions.

 

 

 

 

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***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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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles