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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Materials & Process

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Orangeburg, SC, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary


Reporting to ME Director Serial Production – Civil, the Senior Manufacturing Engineer – UK, leads the development and deployment of global manufacturing initiatives (Zero Defects Manufacturing, Quality Improvement Programs, ME Capability Development) at a regional level (multiple sites)
Identify and execute cost reduction and quality improvement programs/projects to facilitate the achievement of Business targets (Quality and Cost) in said region.
In collaboration with local ME Leadership, assess regional sites industrial maturity and devise a roadmap to improve current maturity. 
Coordinates through the use of structured problem solving, improvements to regional ME business processes.

Job Responsibilities


•    Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
•    Ensures regional deployment of ME capability deployment efforts (Zero Defects Manufacturing, APQP, Six Sigma) and supports program continuous development 
•    Coach production and engineering teams in problem solving (PPS & 8D)
•    Executes industrial maturity assessments in regional sites and develops plan to improve industrial efforts (layouts, capacity assessments, process capability).
•    Identifies and executes opportunities to improve Business processes  (ME Processes, Configuration and Data management) within the function
•    Collaborates with site in the execution of quality and productivity related projects. Consolidates projects under regional improvement project portfolio
•    Utilizes industry tools and frameworks (Six Sigma, Zero Defects Manufacturing) to assess process capability and deploy corrective actions
•    Continuously improve business and manufacturing processes by implementing Lean initiatives.
•    Support site ME team to advance the program from the NPI (New Product Introduction) Phase to a Steady State production phase as defined in the GKN Lifecycle Gate Process
•    Maintain and develop positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers

Job Qualifications



Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering 
•    5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace environment preferred
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.  

Preferred Qualifications:

•    GKN Experience
•    Knowledge of NC programming and machining methods preferred.
•    Proficient computer skills Microsoft Office and NX Unigraphics.
•    Prepared to work on the complete range of GKN Aerospace programs, both civil and military.
•    Able to travel domestically or internationally as required.
•    Application of Continuous Improvement (CI) and Lean Management tools and techniques.
•    Strong time management and project management skills.
•    Good reporting and communication skills on project status and progress.
•    Capable of interfacing professionally with customers and suppliers.
•    Strong analytical abilities.
•    Knowledge of Siemens Team Center preferred
•    Expert knowledge of manufacturing operations & strategies.
•    Able to demonstrate the ability to work, and deliver, under own initiative.
•    Experience working with diverse skill sets.
•    Good interpersonal team working skills with the ability to influence stakeholders. 
•    Has the ability to work successfully within a matrix managed business, able to influence without direct authority.
•    Proactive in regard to new developments of expertise required.
•    Self-motivated, resourceful, strong minded and committed.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina