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El Cajon, United States of America

Analyze engineering design documents to establish manufacturing methods and processes to manufacture aerospace components, including creating conceptual sketches and initiating the design and building of required tooling within established budgets and submits for appropriate approvals. Prepare a bill of material for procurement of raw material, rivets, bolts, etc., and describe outside vendor services needed for the manufacture of the component (heat treat, anodizing, painting, etc.). Approve outside vendor manufacturing plans and review progress to plan. Provide program management for individual parts, develop and maintain all production plans including sequencing of events for efficient, cost-effective manufacturing and coordinate all phases of manufacture, including process planning, tooling, and components manufacture assuring compliance to customer and company requirements. Continually evaluate alternative manufacturing methods/processes for cost reductions, improved products, competitive manufacturing advantage and capacity limitations. Prepare changes to meet revised customer requirements. Review progress with the customer, including design errors, proposed part rework and manufacturing problems. Analyze discrepant parts, disposition nonconforming material reports, and prepare rework/repair procedures and customer submittal documents, as required. Estimate engineering time and tooling cost for customer design changes and submit estimates to Estimating Department.
Key Responsibilities
Candidate must have a minimum 3 years of experience in the position offered, or in a similar position, such as Value Stream Engineer or Value Stream Manager. Experience must include planning operational activities and production operations for manufacture of aerospace components.
Work location: El Cajon, California
This position is subject to the Employee Referral Program
Interested candidates should send resume and salary requirements with cover letter including reference code job number to (no phone calls please): M. Allred, GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics, 1150 Bradley Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020.
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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.

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