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Quality Engineering Group Lead

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Orangeburg, SC, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 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

Supervises QA Engineers, QA Technologists, QA Inspectors, and Non-Destructive Test Inspectors in the daily QA & control activities to support Value Stream and Integrated Product Teams.

Job Responsibilities
  • Allocates/supervises technical work of QA members
  • Provides leadership and direction.
  • Develops plans/delegates accordingly to meet site strategic visions.
  • Manage QA activities involved in the manufacture/development of products/processes, dimensional layout inspection and First Article verification.
  • Delegates support to drive Corrective/Preventive Action investigations/reporting, supporting external & internal audits.
  • Assists with the development of training and certification programs for QA members.
  • Primary interface with customers, suppliers, and government officials.
  • Provides technical input that involve customer requirements, process inspection methods, sampling criteria, and measurement system analysis to Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing.
  • Reviews product and system quality performance information. 
  • Analyzes and performs detailed product/process audits.
    Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical fields such as Engineering, Material Sciences, etc from an ABET-accredited institution.  May waive depending on experience level.
  • Five (5) or more years of aerospace industry work experience in a QA, QC, or QI role.  High consideration given for candidates with NDT or CMS background.
  • Two (2) or more years in a customer-facing QA or PM role preferred.


Diversity and Inclusion


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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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