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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - CAM (NH)

Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: North Charlestown, NH, 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 Sr. Manufacturing Engineer – CAM will provide technical expertise at a local project level for operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing engineering and problem solving skills. Accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly, from the bid phase through sustained production.

Job Responsibilities


•    Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
•    Leads positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers.
•    Collaborate with team to industrialize manufacturing process by incorporating input from the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process.
•    Analyzes engineering drawings to determine sequence of machine operations and develops multi-axis NC programs for turning an milling operations accordingly.
•    Makes proper tool and fixture selections for each part, taking into consideration such factors as speeds, types of cutters, feeds and limitations to achieve manufacturing goals.
•    Develop fixture designs and in-process models as needed.
•    Support the development of bids through the generation of NC programs and machining processes. 
•    Resolve highly complex technical issues and conduct advanced root cause investigations.
•    Review, understand and/or define equipment capability for new manufacturing processes
•    Complete capability verification and validation of the processes and or equipment.
•    Ensure project targets are met during Manufacturing Readiness Level/Industrial Reviews.
•    Ensure compliance to quality standards and New Product Introduction (NPI) processes. 
•    Develop standard work for the operators to setup and operate the machine easily and efficiently.
•    Provide local project technical oversight for the development of NC Programming solutions to complex problems. 

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications: 

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, etc.), or in lieu of degree 7-10 years of experience in CNC machining.
•    Minimum of 5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering.
•    Minimum of 3 years of NC programming and machining methods to include:
o    5 Axis programming
o    Proficient in 3D modeling best practices
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.  


Preferred Qualifications:  

•    GKN experience.
•    Proficient computer skills Microsoft Office. 
•    3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC programing of airfoils (NX CAD/CAM, Teamcenter, Vericut, Thirdwave Systems & Turbosoft prefered).
•    Hands-on machining experience with program testing & process prove-out.
•    Experience working within a global technical community and interfacing with broader business functions.
•    Adept in problem solving and process control.
•    Machining fixture design knowledge.
•    Strong time management and project management skills.
•    Good reporting and communication skills on project status and progress.
•    Proactive in regard to new developments of expertise required.
•    Able to travel domestically or internationally as required.
•    Ability to work successfully within a matrix managed business, able to influence without direct authority.
•    Experience working within a global technical community and interfacing with broader business functions.
•    Desire to build working relationships through team work, leadership, coaching and personal drive.

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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