GKN Technology Engineer II - Knoxville, TN in Oakridge, Tennessee

Technology Engineer II - Knoxville, TN

Country: United States

Work Location: Oakridge

State: Tennessee

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

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The Technology Engineer II will be responsible for operation of a Laser Wire AM Cell and integration of controls systems. Contribution of knowledge of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and/or other technologies throughout the process value chain are key to this role. Responsibility will include implementing systems of work and being directly responsible for different processes. This role will have a key cross-functional role in bringing technical knowledge and expertise to bear across the teams’ activity in component materials, design, analysis and testing. Design and development of new technology processes may also feature in this role.

What you’ll do

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Principal Accountabilities:

1) Serve as a programmer and operator of a robotic additive manufacturing cell

2) Support the Technical Lead of one or more major research projects related to instrumentation and controls,

3) Interface with the customers and suppliers on the research project(s)

4) Organize the technical content of projects

5) Support Technology Readiness Level reviews to support technology implementation

6) Support periodic project reviews within the GKN technology organization and with the customer to ensure good communication of project achievements, issues and progress against plan

7) Work closely with Chief and Site Engineering to deploy technologies into production

8) Stay current with related technical activity within GKN’s global technology team (and through related technology organizations) & ensure effective exchange of results and issues

9) Positions work pieces in holding fixtures adjacent to robot and secures them to fixtures using hand tools or power tools

10) Actively participate in program to promote Health & Safety of team members

11) Coordinates robotic cell maintenance activities with internal and external resources

12) Support the delivery of global R&T programs at St. Louis to time, cost and quality

13) Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance

14) Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

About you

Required Qualifications:

•Bachelor Degreerequired, preferably in Engineering or Science with an emphasis in instrumentation and controls.

• 1-2 years of relevant work experience or equivalent coursework.

• 3 months of experience or coursework in implementation of controls.

•U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements (if required for site)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience or coursework promoting an understanding of conventional manufacturing processes

• Additive Manufacturing and/or other technology development experience strongly preferred

• 3 months of experience/coursework with robotics and automations

• Excellent communication skills - oral, written and presentation

• Knowledge of aerospace applications is a plus

• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.

• Highly organized with the ability to prioritize tasks and maintain efficient working in the face of challenging and changing work

• GKN Experience

Candidates must be U.S. Persons with the ability to pass a government background investigation for a DoD Security Clearance at the secret level. Candidates will also be subject to an employment background investigation to include but not limited to: criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness. The clearance must be maintained during the time of employment.


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.