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Senior Quality Engineer - Small Site

Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Muncie, IN, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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

The Senior Quality Engineer will develop, administer and verify compliance to the business Quality Management System.  They will be directly responsible for providing the technical support for the investigation, development, implementation, and maintenance of basic quality systems, procedures, methods, action plans, quality costs, and quality performance reporting by reviewing customer requirements and developing quality plans to ensure the requirements are met. They will provide specialist Quality System knowledge to ensure that the business delivers Program & Value Stream goals in compliance with customer, 3rd party and regulatory requirements. They will resolve quality problems and implement corrective action.  

Job Responsibilities

   Responsible for maintaining business compliance to Customer, 3rd Party (AS9100, NADCAP etc) and Regulatory (FAA etc) requirement
•    Develops quality procedures and inspection plans by reviewing existing systems, blueprints, customer specifications and MIL-SPECS.  
•    Resolves quality problems and implements corrective action by gathering and analyzing quality data, determining root causes and corrective actions. 
•    Develops and reviews quality performance targets relative to operation & data analysis.  Interfaces with customers and suppliers on quality issues
•    Ownership & Continuous Improvement of the business Quality Management System
•    Verification of compliance to business Quality Management System via various audit methodologies
•    Lead root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite.
•    Creation, maintenance and continuous improvement of Program Quality Plans.  
•    continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

•    B.S. degree in technical fields such as Engineering, Material Sciences, etc., or in lieu of degree 7+ years of quality engineering experience
•    6+ years of quality engineering experience
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.  

Additional Qualifications:

•    U.S. Person preferred
•    ASQC certification preferred
•    Knowledge of practical problem solving/8D and other root cause tools.
•    Knowledge or training in the following areas required: material properties, design, manufacturing processes, test methods and mathematics (including statistics).
•    Manufacturing standards, process control techniques, developmental test equipment including SPC, gauging and instrumentation required.
•    Aerostructures (metallics and/or composites) experience preferred.
•    Relentless and results driven performer with a Continuous Improvement mind-set.
•    Certified auditor preferred
•    A dynamic individual with a high level of energy, a proactive self-starter who is confident and able to work independently.
•    Proven capability to work independently in a range of different manufacturing environments.
•    Superior interpersonal skills, delivers information clearly and factually.  Capable of adjusting to situation or audience.
•    Aptitude for mentoring and coaching.
•    Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
•    Ability to manage projects: Creating and executing project work plans and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
•    Demonstrates personal leadership skills; high performance behaviors, self-initiative, excellent work ethic, exercises good judgment, influencing, negotiation and collaboration.

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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Nearest Major Market: Muncie
Nearest Secondary Market: Anderson