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NC Process Engineer

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 NC Process Engineer. The role involves the technical organisation
and management of CNC and CMM applications. Among other activities, this will include the development of new parts and existing
programs in the machining cell, and machining technologies. 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 development of NC Programming solutions to complex problems through:
o The implementation of NC Programs, from original concept through to production. Develop NC Programming
solutions for high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool
suite to demonstrate as such.
Development of newly installed CNC machines to a production ready standard.
Technical organisation of the Transparencies CNC cell and leading C.I. activities.
Existing transparencies CNC / CMM program and process improvement.
Upkeep and Organisation of machinery and tooling, planning maintenance schedules.
Route card, Specification and Tooling Reviews to ensure best working practice.
Working to increase the efficiency of production.
CNC/CMM data capture analysis.
Be compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy procedures.
Any other reasonable duties.

Job Qualifications

Practical Experience of CNC machines and manufacturing strategies (5 axis desirable).
Practical Experience of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and inspection strategies.
 Ability to read engineering drawings and an understanding of geometric tolerances and datum features.
Knowledge of Siemens CNC Controllers is advantageous.
Basic knowledge of CAM and inspection software. Powermill and PCDMIS is advantageous but training can be supplied.
Ability to communicate effectively and under pressure, within set time constraints.
Fluent in English language, both written and spoken.
Ability to work in a small team and communicate effectively with customers and suppliers.
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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