GKN Advanced Quality Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Advanced Quality Engineer

Country: United Kingdom

Work Location: Birmingham

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: 02 Jan 2019

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

  • The employee ensures that all relevant program activities regarding preventive quality planning will be actioned.

  • During audits and assessments from customers and external companies the employee supports the activities to reach a “A” classification regarding fulfilling VDA, TS 16949 and ISO 14001.

  • There is also the responsibility to convert and use the specific GKN Management System and the customer requirements , Quality monitoring, actions, complaint management and achieve goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading all quality relevant program related activities within the plants, ensuring all products meet the defined standards.

  • Support NPI ensuring PPAP compilation and submission to customer to meet project timing.

  • Create and support quality documents i.e. inspection plans, Control plans, prototype evaluation plans, maturity analysis and capability studies (process and product).

  • Support quality assurance agreements with suppliers.

  • Support requalification testing ofproducts.

  • Customer & supplier liason.

  • Quality reviews with multi-functional team.

  • Customer & supplier complaint management within deadlines

  • Problem solving using quality tools (6-sigma, 8D, Ishikawa, 5-why, etc).

  • Maintain production quality documentation (Alerts, PFMEA, control plans, etc)

  • Support Product auditing.

  • Reporting to Management with quality related data.

  • Support internal Process audits to TS16949 / VDA 6.3 requirements.

  • Support plant audits from external organisations to TS16949 & ISO 14001.

  • New Projects, Current Model Line Changes

  • Support APQP activities within Quality together with the project team


  • Appropriate reporting and documentation of activities, challenges and relevant quality data

  • Ensure quality metrics are completed for Management Review

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 Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

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.