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Lead Technical Engineer - St. Louis, MI

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: St Louis, 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


The Lead Technical Engineer will serve as technical leader with primary focus of developing and implementing process and system improvements that support zero defect goals of the GKN engineering, technology, and quality organization.

Job Responsibilities

• Develop technical solutions to complex problems.
• Focal for implementation and sustainment of engineering and quality process improvements.
• Technical lead for customer data and process specification interpretation.
• Responsible for engineering and quality procedure creation, re-writes and updates.
• Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production. 
• Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
• Lead engineering teams to deliver 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:
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical field, OR in lieu of degree 15+ years of manufacturing experience may be considered.
• 10+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
• U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Excellent customer relations skills including oral and written communications, presentations, and relationship development. 
• Experience with aerospace machine shop, sheet metal and composites environments.
• Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills.


Physical Demands
• Frequently required to spend long hours sitting at a work stations.
• Frequently required to spend long hours walking and standing on the production floor.
• May be required to walk or stand for brief periods.
• May be required to use stairs when elevator is not available.
• May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move up to 25 pounds of office supplies and materials. 
• May be required to reach with arms and hands and to stoop, kneel or crouch.


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: St Louis