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Trollhattan, Sweden

About The Opportunity
Role Purpose

Production system and process automation are a rapidly moving developing area with a large impact on GKN Aerospace Engine System performance. Resent trends and development of technologies in the areas of Industry 4.0 and digitalization need to be understood and used in our future production solutions.

GKN ambition is to be on the competitive edge in automation for relevant applications in aerospace production systems and processes. This will be in areas that we are strong today, such as welding and additive manufacturing, as well as automation of processes that today is manual, like deburring, marking, polishing, cleaning, dimension control etc.

This position is an important element in our strategy to strengthen our position in automation research. The work will be done in close cooperation with internal stakeholders and external research partners from universities, institutes and technology companies.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

Knowledge in industrial IT and machine to machine data communication.
Knowledge in PLC programming and integration using field bus and network technologies
Experience in automation project management and process development is considered qualifying
Knowledge in creating visualization and HMI solutions is considered qualifying
Knowledge in virtual manufacturing tools for development and simulation is favorable
Technology development require a self-driven mindset and interest to explore new solutions
Communication in external networks is natural part of the work
Master degree or equivalent
English speaking fluently, verbal and written
Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities

Develop technologies in automation cell infrastructure, communication, integration and wireless data communication.
Develop technologies in automation of specific processes like deburring, marking, cleaning and inspection.
Develop technologies for production flexibility and re-configurability flexible factory in the box cell.
Planning of technology development and tests, as well as writing reports and specifications.
Collaborate in the process engineering teams as well as the engine product module teams.
Contribute to the Process Engineering department with inspiration and innovation.

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.

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