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QMS/BMS Configuration Lead - Small/Medium Site

Date: Aug 28, 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:
Certified entity/site based role that operates and reports under the respective Site Quality Systems Manager. Their primary purpose is to administer the local QMS/BMS in accordance with the GKN Aerospace Global Standards and local tailoring and to provide core support to the entity/site Leadership team in achieving compliant and effective QMS/BMS.

Job Responsibilities

The maintenance and improvement of the local QMS/BMS ensuring the QMS/BMS fulfils the requirements of the industry standards, applicable Aviation Safety laws, customer & GKN Aerospace Global Standards requirements.
Working with the Quality Systems Regulatory Knowledge & Compliance Lead and the Local Process Owners and functions for the compliance, effectiveness and efficient coherence of the local QMS and integration (BMS) with other Management Systems such as the Safety Management System, Health & Safety (ISO 45001), Environmental (ISO 14001), Energy Management (ISO 50001), Information Security (ISO 27001) etc. as applicable to the organisation.
Act as business partner, supporting the Local Process Owners and associated stakeholders for the definition, deployment, maintenance of the documented information of the local QMS/BMS.
Manage the change control procedures including impact assessments and recommendations against Business Objectives, GKN Aerospace Global Standards, Regulatory / Industry standard amendments and coordination of governance reviews for any changes.
To recommend to LBPI and the Site Quality Systems Manager of any assurance activities deemed necessary in support of QMS/BMS activities e.g. risk assessments, change implementation planning, training, verification, post deployment of significant document/administration changes.
To provide general QMS/BMS administration support to Site Quality Systems Manager as defined at a local level, typically support to the management of key QMS/BMS meetings, QS induction / training activities, customer/3rd party meeting/audit preparation/hosting and follow-up. To provide functional support for Quality Management and Information applications.
To act as a QMS/BMS Change/Training facilitator supporting workshop and QMS/BMS Continuous Improvement activities.
As required to act as an internal auditor and/or provide support for audit planning, auditing and audit follow up.
Gather / analyse intelligence and data to in support of Management Review, enabling assessment of the QMS/BMS suitability and effectiveness, associated risks and opportunities and need for change/improvement.
Evaluate business processes for the purpose of assessing effectiveness, driving efficiency and quality improvements;
Support, as directed, for the conduct of quality/compliance investigations to establish root causes and assist other LBPI areas with corrective action.
Note: Individual can perform this role as a task within another role if appropriate and capacity is properly catered for.

Job Qualifications

Detailed knowledge of and experience in application of the IAQG and ISO Standards (e.g. AS/EN9100 / ISO 9001), IAQG SCMH and
Aerospace and defence regulations such as EASA/EMAR part 21G, J and part 145 as applicable (site specific).
Knowledge of and experience in the application of Risk Management and Process Approach.
Experience and understanding of the development, deployment and through life management of QMS/BMS and Document/Change
Management tools.
Good written and oral communication skills.
IT skills: Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Quality Management and Information applications (site
Accuracy & Attention to Detail: checks work for errors, performs routine or repetitious tasks with care and attention, and understands
the importance of detail.
Self-Disciplined: proactive, works systematically, uses time efficiently and has ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

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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