Manufacturing Engineer - Tooling at GKN Aerospace Inc in Newington, Connecticut

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Summary

Performs a variety of engineering work in planning, design and modification of fixtures, tools, and manufacturing processes for cutter grind facility. Resolves production problems involved in toolingand completes documentation on assigned parts.

Job Qualifications


Technical expertise in Manufacturing Engineering, with a professional qualification / background (university degree) in engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical)

o Fully competent in own field of work, developing skills in other areas.

o Increasingly able to provide Technical input at all levels of work

o Capable of being a technical representative, representing the business at a customer / supplier meeting

o Identifies and anticipates technical problems and offers solutions

o Drives to complete the job on time and continually searches for better ways of doing things

o Understands situations by analysing them logically and uses information in a systematic way identifying appropriate course of action for resolution.

o Ability to apply complex and non-routine analysis

Participates in activities within a global technical community and understanding of the interface with broader business functions

o Competent member of the technical community with a good understanding of other disciplines

o Acts without supervision in own area whilst able to supervise others.

o Applies knowledge and skills to a range of activities

o Understands the formal and informal structure of the business

o Provides support to the technical community and show commercial awareness at local level

o Recognises the culture and climate within the organisation

Develops working relationships through team work, influencing, leadership, coaching and personal drive to succeed:

o Sets example through own behaviour and attitude. Able to contribute to effective project plans

o Proactive approach demonstrated in team environment to achieve knowledge management

o Explains concepts to a variety of audiences and ensures meaning is understood

o Creates formal networks with key-decision makers internally and externally

o Coaches others to do their jobs better, take on new jobs and sustain their ability to meet the business need

o Carries out Continuing Professional Development (CPD) necessary to ensure competence in areas identified and at the future professional level intended

o Develops new ideas

Minimum of 3 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering.

Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000

Job Responsibilities

    • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.

    • Responsible for the development of technical solutions to complex problems within GKN Aerospace, our customers and suppliers.

    • Deliver technical support of manufacturing process development and integration for production.

    • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.

    • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers

    • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.

    • Responsible for the development of tooling solutions to complex problems through:

      • The implementation of tooling, from original concept through to production. Design this tooling for high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such.

      • Accountable for tool fabrication quotes, tooling input for new product quotes, tooling configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, and implementation

Travel Requirement

  • 0-25% of the time

Physical Requirements

  • Sit/Stand for long periods of time

  • Lift at up to 25lbs

Nearest Major Market: Hartford