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Manufacturing Engineer - Tooling

Date: Nov 26, 2021

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

GKN Luton sits within the Aerospace Group and is a world leader in the production of transparencies and ice protection systems
for both civil and military markets. Our customer’s trust GKN to deliver the critical technology they need, and we trust our employees
to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years,
driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full coaching, guidance and mentoring.
The Role:
There is an opportunity, within the Engineering Services team, for a Tooling Design Engineer. The role involves the creation of tooling
designs from initial concept through to production. Among other activities, this will include the development of new and existing tooling,
and general support. The successful candidate will be experienced in a relevant engineering discipline and have a “hands on” approach.
The candidate will also be able to prioritize jobs and be comfortable liaising with suppliers and other departments.

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for the implementation of tooling, from original concept through to production. Develop such tooling for a high
degree of process capability, utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such.
Develop tooling solutions to complex problems.
Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production. Resolve issues pertaining
to tooling vendor schedule and/or quality.
Accountable for tooling development, tool fabrication quotes, tooling input for new product quotes, tooling configuration
changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, and implementation.
Modification of existing tooling for continuous improvement.
Support Point Of Introduction activities.
Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
Be compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy procedures.
Any other reasonable duties.

Job Qualifications

Technical expertise in Tooling Engineering.
o Working knowledge of Design for Manufacture and tooling manufacturing technologies.
o Ability to create engineering drawings and an understanding of geometric tolerances and datum features.
o Experience in tooling for composites and / or transparencies.
o Experienced in CAD, 3D modelling (Preferably Catia but training can be given).
Understanding of configuration control. Knowledge of PMD system is advantageous but training can be supplied.
Experience of managing New Product / Process introduction (industrialisation) & existing production process improvements.
Ability to communicate effectively and under pressure, within set time constraints.
Understanding of inspection and calibration methods.
Ability to work in a small team, influence people, build trust and establish effective working relationships with customers and
Fluent in English language, both written and spoken.
Experience of basic office software.

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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