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Senior Quality Engineer - Tallassee, AL

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Tallassee, AL, 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 Senior Quality Engineer will develop, administer and verify compliance to the business Quality Management System. They will provide specialist Quality System knowledge to ensure that the business delivers Program & Value Stream goals in compliance with customer, 3rd party and regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities


  • Responsbile for maintaining business compliance to Customer, 3rd Party (AS9100, NADCAP etc) and Regulatory (FAA etc) requirement
  • Ownership & Continuous Improvement of the business Quality Management System
  • Verification of compliance to business Quality Management System via various audit methodologies
  • Coordination and administration of records retention processes.
  • Perform supplier audits & assessments.
  • Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality including.
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
  • Creation, maintennace and continous improvement of Program Quality Plans.  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:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering or other technical area or in liue of degree 7+ years’ experience in the manufacturing/quality engineering field
  • 5+ years’ experience in the manufacturing/quality engineering field
  • 1 year of quality experience in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance requirements.


Additional Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience with AS9100, Nadcap, etc. or equivalent regulatory requirements strongly preferred
  • Aerostructures composites experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a customer facing role is strongly preferred
  • Certified auditor preferered
  • 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.
  • Ablility to work collaboratively with internal and external customers
  • GKN Experience


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.

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