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Quality Engineer

Date: Jan 23, 2022

Location: Luton, GB

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

An exciting opportunity to join GKN Luton in a permanent Quality Engineer role. You will be responsible for leading Quality activities within the Transparencies production team, supporting complex value-streams such as F22 Raptor, and Eurofighter Typhoon, becoming a key member of GKN’s bespoke manufacturing systems. This role involves building effective close working relationships both internally and externally to influence Quality culture and challenge the ways of working whilst complying with customer and regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities

Ensure compliance to Tier 1 customers Quality Requirements and regulatory requirements through customer relations. Creation, maintenance and continuous improvement of Program Quality Plans
Leading the completion of internal First Article Activity packs and verifying the integrity of external First Article Activity packs per AS9102.
Leading both internal/external product Quality audits.
Assist with daily Material Review Board (MRB) meetings, understanding how improvements can be made within the team to improve product Quality.
Ensure that all documentation conforms to industry / customer quality standards & supports customer new product needs.
Act upon Internal NRFT and External NRFT issues with timely containment and robust sustainable corrective actions through root cause corrective action investigations with use of problem solving tools utilizing the GKN Zero Defect Manufacturing methodologies
Drive continual improvement; internal – external, quality, cost, innovation, delivery and management.
Devise inspection, testing and evaluation methods.
Support engineering change management of drawings, components, materials and processes.
Be able to support occasional travel if necessary.
All employees are required to fully conversant and compliant with the Company’s Health and Safety policies and ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed.

Job Qualifications

Previous Quality role held.
Aerospace/Automotive industry experience within a quality management system approved to AS9100/ISO9001.
FAIR/PPAP, flow charts, writing quality procedures/documents.
Solid understanding of key problem solving techniques (Fishbone, 5Y, 8D, RCCA etc.)
Auditing experience.
Familiarity with Quality management systems approved to ISO9001/AS9100/AS9110, Airworthiness regulations EASA 145 & EASA 21-G, the FAA to FAR145 would be advantageous.


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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