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Quality Engineer - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Mar 8, 2023

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

The Quality Engineer is responsible for reducing cost of poor quality and improving customer quality ratings. through root cause analysis and problem resolution.

Job Responsibilities

  • Improve and maintain customer quality ratings. 
  • Collect and analyze performance data to facilitate root cause corrective action and reduce cost of poor quality. 
  • Root cause analysis and problem resolution within manufacturing cells using structured problem solving. 
  • Lead corrective action responses to both internal and customer corrective actions.
  • Conduct process, product and system audits. 
  • Disposition non-conforming product and ensure corrective actions are implemented as required. 
  • Perform AS9102 First Article Inspection and present results to customer representatives. 
  • Facilitate Product Delivery with customer and government oversight, as required. 
  • Run daily, weekly, monthly metrics. 
  • Track corrective actions and process improvements through implementation and control.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or related field required. 
  • 5+ year experience in quality engineering in the aerospace industry required. 
  • Experience required with: GD&T; performing and facilitating first article inspection (AS9102); MRB/nonconforming parts; reading and understanding engineering drawing and specifications, including dimensional requirements. 
  • Willingness to periodically 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. 
  • Experience with MS Office, specifically Excel and Minitab. 
  • Quality systems experience (AS9100, inspection, FAI, PRB/MRB). 
  • Lean and Continuous Improvement skills / 6 Sigma background

Compensation Data

The compensation range for this position is:

$89,093    - $111,366

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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