GKN Manufacturing Engineering Technologist in Orangeburg, South Carolina
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
Country: United States
Work Location: Orangeburg
State: South Carolina
Advertising End Date: Not Specified
Job Type: Regular
About The Opportunity
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
GKN is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by road or 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 better in everything we do.
In this role you would be providing direct technical support for product configuration and maintenance for composite/metallic/carbon/fiber part fabrication and assembly while maintaining and/or improving quality, cost, print specifications and production requirements.
WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH
This position reports to the Engineering Manager.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
--Accountable composite assembly involving metal bond, sheet metal details, other metallic or carbon fiber riveting and threaded fasteners; first article and configuration changes; tooling changes; monitoring of tools requiring repair or replacement; and new product quotes.
--Identifies engineering problems and initiate corrective action to ensure parts are in line with quality standards and production requirements.
--Controls the transition of new tools from design through change control to verify correctness of tools and production parts.
--Provides direct support of production operation in areas such as changes to B.O.M., interpretation of prints to ensure ply orientation and contour and specialized assembly issues.
--Provides continuous process improvement through the revision of work instructions, statistical process control (SPC), creation of shop aides, operator training, re-development of plies and engineering process changes.
--Provides technical information and support to Company suppliers and customers.
--Supports the vision and mission for the Company; support strategies and processes designed to meet and exceed the expectations of customers and management.
--Supports the company's commitment to maintaining a safe workplace and protect the environment by adhering to Company policy and various government regulations.
--Complies with the GKN Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government.
--Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned.
--Five (5) or more years of manufacturing engineering work experience and/or training required.
--Experience or training in areas in the manufacture of composite/metallic/carbon/fiber products or tooling desired.
--Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline preferred. Fiber/Polymer/Composite linked degree, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering degree with bonding or resin processing experience preferred
--Process development and documentation
--Training or experience in lean tools and techniques.
--CATIA model review.
--Knowledge of practical problem solving.
--Documenting information for further evaluation.
--Assessing risk in manufacturing processes (FMEA/PFMEA). Design for manufacturing experience.
--Data collection/analysis techniques.
--Reading blueprints and customer specifications.
--Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers, associates, departments, outside vendors, and other teams.
--Managing projects and assignments: Creating and executing project work plans and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
--First Article Inspection (FAI) process.
--Operating a personal computer with proficiency in related technical and specialized software.
--Experience with specialized personal computer hardware and software applications (Word, Excel, etc.).
--Creating and updating detailed work instructions.
--Making independent judgments and decisions.
--Presenting and delivering information effectively.
--Excellent verbal and written communication.
--Strong problem solving and analytical skills essential. Must be self-directed and detail oriented.
ONLY APPLICATIONS THAT INCLUDE RESUMES WILL BE CONSIDERED.
GKN Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.
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.