Senior Manufacturing Engineer
GKN Aerospace
Luton, GB
17h ago

About GKN Aerospace

A Truly Global Business

Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components.

With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.

8bn. Together as one GKN we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.

We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050!

Making a Difference

It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

Job Summary

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be based at our Luton site with occasional travel to our other sites and customers, there is flexibility to work from home for up to 2 days per week dependent on the needs of the business.

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will report directly to the Director, Manufacturing Engineering Serial Production Defence Europe and will lead projects to resolve key manufacturing and process control issues to ensure improvements in product quality and process capability.

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will support the selection of projects through their analysis and understanding of a sites’ key issues and opportunities and will then manage the projects, using a data driven, structured problem solving approach and good project management skills, through to demonstrated improvement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Exemplify a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards
  • Develop positive relationships with site teams and other stakeholders and proactively support identification and resolution of key site issues with product quality and process capability
  • Use data to identify opportunities to improve quality, cost or process capability on key priority products or processes
  • Define, plan and project manage agreed improvement projects to achieve agreed benefits
  • Collaborate with site Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Quality & Operations teams in the understanding of opportunities, collection of data and execution of projects
  • Effectively utilise industry tools and frameworks such as DAMIC, Six Sigma, Zero Defects Manufacturing tools to deliver improvements
  • Collaborate with other Senior manufacturing Engineers based at the other Defence Europe sites
  • How You'll Contribute

    To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes :

    Essential :

  • Significant experience gained from a Manufacturing Engineer role within a manufacturing environment
  • Green Belt Six Sigma qualification
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience of driving process improvement
  • Experience of statistical analysis and process control
  • Intermediate competency with Microsoft software including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Desirable :

  • A relevant Engineering BEng or equivalent
  • Aerospace, Pharmaceutical or Automotive manufacturing experience
  • Black Belt Six Sigma qualification
  • 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.

    The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be a proactive self-starter who is able to work with ambiguity and has exceptional people skills including excellent communication and the ability to work across all the levels of the organisation (from shop floor to Vice President).

    What We'll Offer

    Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits :

  • £42,000 to £52,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Hybrid working giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment
  • Opportunity to earn up to 15% bonus
  • As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.

    That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

    Why Join Us

    A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

    Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.

    It’s a culture that won us The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

    We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

    Hybrid Work Approach

    We understand our employees thrive by working differently, what works for one may not work for another, offering different ways of working is core to us creating a great employee experience.

    We’re pleased to provide a hybrid working approach enabling you to balance your time between working remotely and working in our offices.

    We’re also keen for our employees to achieve a work life balance so we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you should the role be able to accommodate it.

    Join us and keep the world moving click on the link below to apply


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