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Quality Engineer - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Aug 26, 2021

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 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

The Quality Engineer is responsible for improving and maintaining customer quality ratings as well as thecollection of data to reduce cost of poor quality. They also facilitate root cause analysis and problem resolutionwithin manufacturing cells.

Job Responsibilities

  • Improve and maintain customer quality ratings.
  • Support collection of data to reduce cost of poor quality.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis and problem resolution within manufacturing cells.
  • Conduct system audits.
  • Disposition non-conforming product and ensure corrective actions are generated.
  • Manufacturing process knowledge.
  • Facilitate AS9102 First Article Inspection as required.
  • Facilitate Product Delivery as required.
  • Run daily, weekly, monthly metrics.
  • Conduct system and process audits and product audits.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Related Field, or 5+ years of quality engineering experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 5+ years’ experience in quality engineering in the aerospace industry required.
  • Experience required with: GD&T; performing and facilitating first article inspection (AS9102); MRB/non-conforming parts; reading and understanding engineering drawing and specifications, including dimensional requirements.
  • Able to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift
  • Willingness to work weekends required.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Quality Accreditation.
  • Graduate Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • 6 years of experience with First Article Inspection (AS9102), AS9100 (Latest Revision), Internal Audits 
  • Lean and Continuous Improvement skills / 6Sigma background
  • Root Cause and Corrective Action (8D or other structured problem solving methods)



***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 countryof 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 determineeligibility 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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