Design Engineer I – AP

St Louis, MO, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKN-DE1AP]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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.


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 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.


Job Summary

To research, develop, analyze, design and support testing of company products or processes.  To translate engineering and scientific concepts from ideas to useful products and product improvements or useful processes and process improvements.  May directly support the manufacturing process including processing technical support for materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.


  • Research, develop, analyze, design, and test company products or processes using engineering and scientific principles to implement engineering solutions to meet organizational objectives.
  • Responsible for ensuring product (including parts, assemblies or tools) are consistent with company and customer quality standards.
  • Interface with other members of project or program team, management and manufacturing staff to facilitate the implementation of manufacturing process improvement initiatives
  • Support, identify or implement Lean initiatives to improve products and processes.
  • Continuously improve product and processes via designs, work instructions, statistical process control and other relevant methods and concepts.


  • Bachelor’s degree B.S. degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil engineering or related discipline. Advanced degree preferred.  Combination of education and/or CAD, Solid works, NX or CATIA experience or training may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Utilizing engineering software Unigraphics NX preferred, but will consider CATIA V experience (with knowledge of ENOVIA a plus)
  • Must hold and be able to maintain an active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fibersim and/or CPD experience preferred• Composites and metals design experience
  • Strong PC skills (Excel, Power Point, Word and Microsoft Project).
  • Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance.
  • Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

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