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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Date: Sep 22, 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:
  •   To engineer and communicate the product and system requirements to the Supplier. Particpate and orchestra the plan for qualification (FAI and PPAP) from the supplier to reach a qualified product on time.
  • Regularly monitor the quality performance of supplier and perform reviews and take actions depending on the cause of any problem (such as assessments, problem solving activities etc) to secure continous compliance .
  • Manage the supplier quality performance issues, serve as the liaison for suppliers, suggest structural quality and process improvements, and collaborate with other engineers in a team environment.
  • Takes functional leadership and professional development from Supplier Quality Development team.

Job Responsibilities

Be compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy procedures.
Review Supplier First Article- Communicate to SQE at Designing Organisation 
Have frequent contact with supplier to monitor actions within Quality
Analyse suppliers’ quality performance and identify improvement areas. 
Handle supplier non-conformance including cause and corrective action, in order to be up-to date with the supplier performance
Handle escape including root cause investigation, containment and corrective actions, Participate in 8D investigations
Issue authorizations of “Request for Pre-Release” non-complex
Participate in supplier work transfer evaluation and monitoring, non-complex
Support concurrent engineering between GKN and supplier (design for manufacturing)
Support in supplier feedback
Communicate with Release Agents and Monitor their Performance
Travel to China on a frequent basis.


Aerospace experience and EASA part 21 & 145 trained 
More than 1 years’ experience from manufacturing engineering/production, preferably product qualification activities or inspection/control 
Knowledgeable in aerospace quality requirements (AS9100, NADCAP, etc.)                                                          
Skilled in root cause analysis, 8D and continuous improvement 
Well organized and structured with strong skills to work both independently, and in a team                                  
Target-oriented and outgoing with good communication skills                                                      
Knowledge of aerospace products, processes and technologies                                
Experience and skilled with Microsoft office, and ERP systems

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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