Website GKN Aerospace

Manufacturing Engineer (Product/Planning) Job Highlights

Title Manufacturing Engineer – Product/Planning
Type Full Time
Experience 2+ Years
Function Engineering/IT
Location El Cajon, CA, United States
Company GKN Aerospace

Company Profile

GKN Aerospace is a multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier and manufactures aircraft. The company provides lightweight aerostructures, smart engine and wiring systems, landing gear, and transparencies

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Manufacturing Engineer who will provide Engineering capability to operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing engineering and problem-solving skills.

Accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication, and assembly.

Educational Qualification

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 2+ years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering


  • Accountable for product development, first article development, configuration changes, build process definition, and implementation.
  • Accountable for the implementation of production planning, from original concept through to production.
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.
  • Deliver technical support of manufacturing process development and integration for production.
  • Design these processes to a high level of process capability through utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite.
  • Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety, and Environmental policies and standards.
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Responsible for the development of manufacturing process solutions to complex problems.
  • Responsible for the development of technical solutions to complex problems within GKN Aerospace, our customers, and suppliers.
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.


  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend blueprints, ASME Y14.5
  • Ability to use test equipment and inspection equipment
  • Aerospace experience is strongly preferred
  • CAD and or various computer systems, NX preferred
  • Fabrication, machining, welding, and assembly experience preferred
  • Familiarity with AS9145 APQP process or equivalent
  • Fluent in the English language, both written and spoken
  • Project/Program Management
  • Training or experience in lean tools and techniques (Practical Problem Solving, A3, PFMEA, or Fishbone diagrams)
  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations or program requirements.

Employer’s Statement

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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