GKN Manufacturing Engineer in Luton, United Kingdom

Manufacturing Engineer

GKN Employees Only

Country: United Kingdom

Work Location: Luton

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

As a member of Manufacturing Engineering Team you will be reporting to the Lead Manufacturing Engineer and your role as a Manufacturing Engineer will be supporting the day to day Canopies Operations Team at Luton.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all employees are fully conversant and compliant with the Company’s Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed.

  • Providing day-day support to manufacturing operations

  • Leading structured problem solving projects linked to day-day manufacturing issues

  • Updating engineering documentation to help maintain configuration control and help manage point of Introduction activities

  • Providing MRB (Material Review Board) support to existing programs to ensure any process deviation or product faults are reviewed and answered

  • Delivering permits for the controlled deviation from process

  • Reviewing production SQN’s (shop query notes)

  • Reducing process driven scrap and rework

  • The management of small capital and tooling projects

  • Support continuous improvement activities

  • Establish appropriate new process controls and improve existing ones

  • Provide customer facing support on improvement and RCCA projects.

Desirable Experience/Skills:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering subject

  • Experience of MRB and in providing frontline support to manufacturing operations.

  • Experience working to customer specifications and standards.

  • You should have some relevant experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the aerospace industry.



  • Demonstrable experience of practical problem solving techniques




  • You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels within an organisation and be flexible in your approach.

  • Ability to specify and purchase capital equipment or tooling

  • Experience of using the ‘hierarchy of controls’ in conjunction with statistical process control to maintain and improve the process

  • Specific training/experience in the application of lean tools

  • Knowledge and experience in use of Requirements Matrices, PFMEA or similar process life cycle management

  • Experience in working with suppliers of services and goods

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.