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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Wellington, KS

Date: May 10, 2022

Location: Wellington, KS, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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 Sr. Manufacturing Engineer position is responsible for the creation of planning, sequencing and designing of manufacturing processes.  As well as leading teams to identify and implement LEAN and APQP defined improvements.

Job Responsibilities


•    Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, processing, machining and material handling.
•    Prepares Bill of Materials and sequence of operation sheets from blueprints, engineering orders, change notices, and other engineering releases for both machining of parts and/or fabrication of assemblies.  
•    Supports work specific to detail parts manufacturing and assembly operations within a manufacturing environment.
•    Investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.
•    Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques. 
•    Provides technical support and assistance with the development and improvement of methods, quality product design, cost, and technical issues of a complex manner as required.
•    Spends a large percentage of each day in a shop environment interfacing with machining/assembly staff in order to identify additional LEAN and Zero Defect (APQP) opportunities. 
•    Leads numerous LEAN/Zero Defect (APQP) teams pursuing identification and implementation of continual improvement plans

Job Qualifications


Required qualifications:

•    Bachelors' degree in Manufacturing Engineering or other related field.
•    6+ years’ experience in aerospace manufacturing.
•    2+ years of Catia experience
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.  


Preferred qualifications:

•    Proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
•    Configuration Management knowledge and BOM control
•    Experience working with machining and/or assembly operations.
•    ERP Planning experience 
•    Practical Problem Solving
•    Strong analytical skills.
•    Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and/or specifications requirements.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•    Working knowledge of, or exposure to, Lean Manufacturing and Zero Defect (APQP) tools and processes
•    Familiarity with A3/8D type root cause analysis methods
•    Demonstrated use of 3D modeling software
•    Familiarity with 737, 777, 787 engineering datasets
•    Technical Skills; e.g. metallurgy, chemistry, NDT, etc.
•    Working knowledge of aircraft assembly, sequencing and manufacturing flow.
•    Ability to multitask.
•    Strong organizational skills

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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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