Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Luton, United Kingdom (UK), GKN Aerospace [GKN-SME2]

Field(s) of expertise
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

KN 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 be better in everything we 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.

GKN Aerospace is one of the UK’s most successful and innovative engineering companies, operating across the world and involved in all major aircraft programmes today. We are a global leader in design and manufacture of complex composite and metallic aero structures, advanced cockpit, cabin transparencies and pioneering niche technologies.

GKN Aerospace needs manufacturing engineers to support state of the art programs, to facilitate new production programs, develop existing programs and provide a support to future programs.

As a member of the Manufacturing Engineering team, you will be reporting to the Lead Manufacturing Engineer and your role as a Manufacturing Engineer will be supporting the day-to-day Operations Team at Luton.


  • Providing dayday support to manufacturing operations
  • Leading structured problem solving projects linked to dayday manufacturing issues
  • Updating engineering documentation to help maintain configuration control
  • Providing MRB (Material Review Board) support to existing programs ensuring any process deviations or product faults are reviewed and answered
  • Reducing process driven scrap and rework
  • The management of small capital and tooling projects
  • Support continuous improvement activities
  • Provide customer and supplier facing support on improvement and RCCA projects
  • Providing knowledge in composites to the existing team
  • Fully conversant and compliant with the Company’s Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed


  • At least five years working in a manufacturing facility
  • Have at least three years minimum working with composite materials
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and have a proactive attitude
  • Be resourceful and adaptable
  • A degree in a relevant engineering subject
  • Experience of MRB and in providing frontline support to manufacturing operations
  • Have the ability to interpret customer specifications, drawings and standards to improve our current processes
  • Demonstrable experience of practical problem solving techniques
  • You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels within an organisation and be flexible in your approach
  • Knowledge and experience in use of Requirements Matrices, PFMEA, APAP, PPAP or similar process life cycle management
  • Excellent IT skills (SAP is desirable)

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