GKN Quality Engineer - Orangeburg, SC in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Quality Engineer - Orangeburg, SC

Country: United States

Work Location: Orangeburg

State: South Carolina

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

What you’ll do

Job Purpose

The Quality Engineer will be responsible for the investigation, development, implementation, and maintenance of basic quality systems, procedures, methods, action plans, and quality performance reporting by reviewing customer requirements and developing quality plans to ensure the requirements are met. Resolve quality problems and implement corrective action.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops quality procedures and inspection plans by reviewing existing systems, blueprints, customer specifications and MIL-SPECS.

  • Performs effective root cause and corrective action to escapes and non-compliance reports using various quality tools.

  • Determines gauging and test equipment requirements.

  • Communicates with Engineering and Manufacturing personnel to gain input during development.

  • Conducts special quality studies to determine process capability, correct production scheduling problems and reduce losses.

  • Establishes and maintains a continuing program for identifying, controlling and minimizing quality costs, i.e., scrap rework, appraisal cost.

  • Presents quality information (yields, trends) to appropriate functions to provide a basis for effective and efficient control of quality and the required corrective action.

  • Acts as primary interface with customers, suppliers, and government officials; coordinates meetings as required.

  • Provides routine quality performance reports by gathering analyzing and formatting quality data.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned.

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical fields such Engineering, Material Sciences, etc., -OR- in Lieu of degree, 7 years of combined education and aerospace manufacturing/maintenance experience.

  • 3 years of quality experience in the aircraft or automotive industry, preferably with an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience or training in areas in the manufacture of composite/metallic/carbon/fiber products or tooling desired.

  • Knowledge or training in the following areas required: material properties, design, manufacturing processes, test methods and mathematics (including statistics).

  • Manufacturing standards, process control techniques, developmental test equipment including SPC, gauging and instrumentation required.

  • Knowledge of practical problem solving/8D and other root cause tools.

  • Documenting information for further evaluation.

  • Data collection/analysis techniques. Reading manufacturing sketches and customer specifications.

  • Exposure to Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques, including ultrasonic inspection techniques.

  • Preference will be given to those candidates who understand major aircraft manufacturer quality systems, especially with regard to inspection data, discrepant material, specification knowledge and compliance.

  • Carbon fiber production and power plant maintenance knowledge are must-have skills.

  • 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.

  • Operating a personal computer with proficiency in related technical and specialized software.

  • Experience with specialized personal computer hardware and software applications (Word, Excel, etc.). Reading and following 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.

  • Maintaining confidentiality.

  • Mechanical aptitude.

  • Hand power tools.

  • Working in customer data portals.

  • NDT techniques.

  • Aircraft build and inspection.

  • Working in a Part 21 manufacturing environment.

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

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.