Manufacturing Engineer – Product

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

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

GKN Luton sits within the Aerospace Group and is a world leader in the production of transparencies and ice protection systems for both civil and military markets. Our customer’s trust GKN to deliver the critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full coaching, guidance and mentoring.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 day-day support to manufacturing operations
  • Leading structured problem solving projects linked to day-day manufacturing issues
  • Updating engineering documentation to help maintain configuration control and help manage point of Introduction activities
  • Providing MRB (Material Review Board) support to existing programs to ensure any process deviation or product faults are reviewed and answered
  • Delivering permits for the controlled deviation from process
  • Reviewing production SQN’s (shop query notes)
  • Reducing process driven scrap and rework
  • The management of small capital and tooling projects
  • Support continuous improvement activities
  • Establish appropriate new process controls and improve existing ones
  • Provide customer-facing support on improvement and RCCA projects.
  • Compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy Legislation and Company’s Policies.
  • GKN is compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy Awareness procedures and ensures that all relevant legislation is complied with by effective implementation and management to all employees.
  • Any other reasonable duties


  • A degree (desirable) / experience in a relevant engineering
  • Experience of MRB and in providing frontline support to manufacturing operations.
  • Experience working to customer specifications and standards.
  • You should have some relevant experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the aerospace industry.
  • 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.
  • Specific training/experience in the application of lean tools
  • Knowledge and experience in use of Requirements Matrices, PFMEA or similar process life cycle management
  • Experience of metal spraying and process automation using robots would be an advantage

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