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Manufacturing Engineering Manager Machining

Date: 01-Jan-2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 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. Every time you travel by air anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

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

Responsible for leading a multi-disciplined, process control focused, [Manufacturing Engineering/Tooling/Quality Engineering/Materials & Process] engineering team that eliminates defects through deployment of GKN Aerospace Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite. They will deploy engineering resources to Production & Development Programs and ensure compliance of these deployed teams to the established functional processes. They will deliver robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to both materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Job Responsibilities

  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems. Delivery of a manufacturing system that fulfils all stakeholder requirements including; Safety, Quality, Producibility & Business case
  • Lead engineering teams to deliver measurable, metrics driven results in line with Operational and Program goals.
  • Deliver class leading engineering solutions to solutions to complex problems
  • Develop, deploy and maintain functional engineering standards.
  • Develop and deliver manufacturing engineering training strategy for the business. Lead capability & career development of the engineering team.
  • Build a culture of process control, Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) mind-set in the manufacturing engineering team.
  • 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 capability utilizing the GKN standard ZDM 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
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.

Job Qualifications

  • Technical expertise in Manufacturing Engineering, with a professional qualification / background (bachelor/university degree) in engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical).
  • Knowledge and experience in a high-quality metalworking environment and/or a high-quality production environment.
  • Experience of managing New Product / Process introduction (industrialisation) & existing production process improvements.
  • Ability to influence people, build trust and establish effective working relationships within a global organization.
  • Working knowledge of LEAN processes and practices.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000.
  • Fluent in English language, both written and spoken.

We Offer

We offer an innovative and international environment in which we work in a High Tech organization with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. Our organization exudes a passion for technology and our employees are rightfully proud of what they develop and build. Within GKN Aerospace you get every opportunity to build your career and personal development. In addition, we offer a package that complies with the market conditions of employment, based on the CLA Metalektro.

If you are interested, you can apply directly via the Apply Now button at the GKN career site with a CV and motivation or if you have any questions, you can contact our Recruiter, Bart Hermsen, for further information: +31 - 629319377.


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