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Manufacturing Engineer

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
Advertising End Date:
03 Aug 2019
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

What you’ll do

Job Purpose

This position, through engineering projects, directly supports the entire production organization by leading set-up (change over) time reduction, continuous improvement efforts (Kaizen), capital project management, and cost reduction.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop methods, tooling and techniques to continuously reduce the time and effort involved in setting-up, changing over and operations of manufacturing equipment.

  • Modify manufacturing processes for safety improvement, quality improvement, cost reduction, or design changes.

  • Achieve financial objectives by assisting in the preparation of the budget, scheduling expenditures, managing project budgets and initiating corrective actions.

  • Manage capital projects, including: development of equipment specification, coordination of equipment runoffs, installation of equipment, and management of outside contractors.

  • Updates and maintains equipment drawings for production and equipment, including layouts.

  • Develop engineering solutions for repetitive equipment/process failures.

  • Assist in identification of departmental training requirements and may provide the training for improvement of skill levels.

  • Review, recommend and coordinate TPM, PM, Proactive Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance Programs to prevent equipment failures and maximize machinery uptime.

  • Manage outside contractors involved in process/equipment improvement.

  • Work closely with all levels of the organization to improve upon manufacturing machinery and process improvements.

  • Lead Kaizen activities, and document results.

  • Knows significant environmental aspects of the job and the related operational controls.


About you

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, or related degree.

  • 5 years of experience in manufacturing engineering in a high volume setting

  • 1 year of experience with CNC programming, troubleshooting, and tooling design

Additional Qualifications:

  • Automotive experience preferred.

  • Ability to optimize CNC programs and tooling to achieve part quality, process capability, improve cycle times, and reduce tooling cost.

  • Willingness to learn new manufacturing processes to become a process expert.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

  • Lean Enterprise experience.

  • Computer Skills (MS Word, Excel, MS Project, MfgPro, Kronos).





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 Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

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.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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