GKN Engineering Manager in St Louis, Missouri

Engineering Manager

Country: United States

Work Location: St Louis

State: Missouri

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.

Who you’ll work with

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.

This position manages up to 30 Engineers and support roles. This position reports to the Director of Quality and Engineering.

What you’ll do

Lead, plan, direct and control all production engineering functions including lean manufacturing efforts. Coordinate all fabrication and assembly related engineering efforts from receipt of customer requirement through component delivery and product support. Included are engineering estimating, process engineering, process planning, numeric control programming, tool design, industrial engineering, design engineering, quality planning and operations support.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Plans, organizes and controls all activities of a unit engaged in the design and preparation of manufacturing processes, N/C programs, operation sheets/work instructions, tooling, manufacturing process standards, specifications and all other related functions required for the fabrication and assembly of aerospace components

  • Establishes methods for defining, planning and documenting fabrication and assembly processes. Develops procedures for the specification and requisition of material, parts, tooling and equipment required for the manufacture of detail parts and assemblies

  • Maintains liaison with Operations departments and guides the investigation, analysis and solution of problems and prime importance to the unit goals and objectives in all phases of manufacturing process. Analyzes and resolves complex problems in the fabrication and procurement of hardware and software

  • Maintains liaison with Product Engineering and/or the customer to influence design decisions andtrade-offs to foster maximum productability

  • Leads and champions the Lean Manufacturing initiatives of the business unit

  • Develops a wide variety of reports and analyses of costs, schedules, design changes, and manufacturing methods, processes and tooling

  • Responsible for the completion of Key Job Requirements and other tasks related to this position as assigned by cognizant management

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering or related engineering discipline or Business Administration

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Manufacturing environment, with 5 or more years in aerospace manufacturing

  • Minimum of 5 years Management experience that includes management of multi-discipline technical teams including manufacturing engineering, direct management of a production support organization, and experience leading technical teams to solve problems in a manufacturing setting required. This role requires both technical expertise and team leadership for success

  • IT skills in Excel, Word, Access, Power Point and Project Management

  • Must be a US Citizen per International Traffic in Arms Regulations and site SSA requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA a plus, and/or a combination of 12 to 15 years of experience and education in lieu of degree

  • At least 2 years’ experience in composites or assembly manufacturing.

  • Composites Manager With preference for at least 2 years’ experience in metals or machining manufacturing– Metals Manager

  • Must be a self-starter and have proven abilities with project planning and management. In addition, must have demonstrated effective leadership of individuals and groups

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

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.