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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Heat Treat

Date: Aug 18, 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


As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer you will support operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing superior engineering and problem solving skills. You will deliver robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to both materials, tooling, and part fabrication.

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems
  • Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production.  Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality.
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production. Design these processes with a high degree of process capabilty utilizing the GKN standard Manufacturing Engineering tool suite to demonstrate as such.
  • Accountable for product development, new product quotes, tool fabrication quotes, first article development, configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, build process definition, and implementation
  • Lead engineering teams to delivers measurable, metrics driven results in line with Value Stream and Program goals.
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in manufacturing engineering, preferably in an aerospace environment


Additional Qualifications:


  • Heat treat experience
  • Catia V5 or other design packages
  • Statistical process control experience
  • Measurement systems analysis aerospace experience preferred
  • Experience with Metrology and tooling, including computerized measuring systems
  • Experience with GD&T
  • Data collection/analysis techniques.
  • Reading blueprints and customer specifications.
  • Automation experience
  • Calibration experience
  • Aerostructures (metallics and/or composites) experience preferred.
  • Relentless and results driven performer with a Continuous Improvement mind-set.
  • 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.
  • Team worker with aptitude for mentoring and coaching.
  • Demonstrates personal leadership skills; high performance behaviors, self-initiative, excellent work ethic, exercises good judgment, influencing, negotiation and collaboration.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers, associates, departments, outside vendors, and other teams.
  • Managing projects and assignments: Creating and executing project work plans and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Operating a personal computer with proficiency in related technical and specialized software.
  • Good reporting and communication skills on project status and progress.
  • Capable of interfacing professionally with customers and suppliers.



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