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MRB Project Engineer


st Louis, United States of America

Role Purpose
The Project Engineer will serve as the technical project leader and the primary liaison between the customer and GKN.
Key Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:

- Manage support of resources to deploy on new projects and critical need tasks.
- Develop process improvements for business processes related to information flow and task activities.
- Manage Corrective Action responses to customers, 3rd party auditors and internal requirements.
- Manage work load of incoming ATP requirements, nonconformance tag content, First Article Inspection needs and planning change requests.
- Development of Project planning for technical solutions for process improvements, automation, quality improvements and cycle time reduction of manufactured products.
- Manage project timelines, schedule and required resources to execute project completion.
- Develop statement of work for required outsourced activities of technical nature and work across the organization to obtain necessary resources.
- Develop Cost analysis for projects to show return on investment and payback.
- Manage internal resources dedicated to project as well as external contracted individuals or companies utilized to work on selected projects.
- Develop detailed project plans to account for all capital assets, manpower requirements and process development/documentation required to execute through completion.
- Coordinate purchase requisitions for equipment, resources and software necessary for the project.
- Develop simple, straightforward communication links between the customer and the company and its internal functions.
- Maintain thorough knowledge of GKN project schedule, quality and cost status and trends.
- Ensure adequate resources, priorities and focus are placed on the customer’s project.
- In cooperation with manufacturing, engineering, quality and finance organizations, troubleshoot project performance to identify issues and corrective action.
- Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance.
- Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field, or significant manufacturing engineering environment in lieu of education.
- 5+ years’ project management experience in a manufacturing environment.
- U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements

Additional Qualifications:

- Experience with Material Review Board (MRB) preferred, i.e. as MRB member or with MRB process.
- Experience with Boeing defense MRB processes (IR0451 and D950-11135-1) preferred.
- Aerospace experience preferred.
- Requires excellent customer relations skills including oral and written communications, presentations, negotiations and relationship development.

GKN Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

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