WS Technologist
GKN plc
Bristol, United Kingdom
12d ago

About The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, strategic Technologist to join the expanding Technology Team, based at our National Composite Centre, Bristol.

Reporting directly to the Principle Technologist for the industry 4.0 program and working closely to the Industry 4.0 Program Manager, this role will work in the area of near-

term Technology Insertion. Technology Insertion (Europe & Asia Airframe Structures) is the direct application of mature technologies, either developed in GKN technology and provided by external suppliers, for the direct implementation into GKN products and manufacturing facilities.

As a work stream Technologist, the role will be to lead Data Analytics technology area within the GK near-term industry 4.

0 program (factory development in 0-3 years). Specifically, the role will focus on building the requirements, knowledge base, technology selection, and demonstration providing, then providing the technology support / expertise to the business during the implementation phase across all sites in the ASEA Airframe business.

The work will be undertaken across a broad range of stakeholders, sites and facilities.

This role will integrate with other industry 4.0 technology areas, specifically; asset tracking, visualisation and manufacturing execution systems (MES), to provide an integrated approach for technology deployment across the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead technology area / project of Data Analytics across all ASEA sites
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders ensuring support for the project across the ASEA Business
  • Specific tasks for the role would include;
  • Able to plan and lead a project from technology viewpoint, integrating fully with the ASEA business areas and function
  • Collection and integration of a robust set of business requirements for the specific technology area
  • Complete global state-of-the-art for the technology area, and maintain for communication and education with ASEA business
  • Develop the case for technology introduction for the point of value and risk, finding agreement with the ASEA business
  • Produce, lead or contribute to the production of all supporting documentation (presentations for technology communication and reporting, technology development plans, test definitions, technical reports, equipment specifications, CapEx case)
  • When required, be prepared to lead cross functional teams across the ASEA business
  • Contribute to the development and the upkeep of a technology database that can be used to capture, communicate and evaluate the value and risk of current technologies available internally and externally to GKN
  • Build relationships within the current transnational ASEA eco system and technology supply chain
  • Confident in challenging supplier costs, whilst working tight to budget
  • Contribute to the development of the GKN technology program annually
  • Contributing to securing matched government or regional funding, where possible
  • Ensure the program impact and risk is vetted using TRA process
  • Be prepared to support bidding activities, to ensure right level of technology implementation
  • About Us

    GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers.

    We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.

    GKN operates three divisions : GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

    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.

    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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