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Manufacturing Quality Technician A-Shift

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

Role Purpose

Ensure conformity of the manufacturing processes and correct first time delivery of the product to the customer through the adherence to QOS processes, related standards, and best practices.


Key Responsibilities


  • Support the development of methods, procedures, and embedded tests for inspection, testing and evaluation of manufactured products. Maintain related documentation and records.


  • Ensure conformance to the quality standards within the manufacturing processes.


  • Perform additional final inspection/EOL test to prevent the flow out of non-conforming parts, and implement containment and firewall activities.


  • Ensure traceability requirements are effectively implemented and maintained.


  • Ensure process change requests (PCRs) / deviations are raised where required. Update associated PPAP documentation.


  • Support abnormal part handling activities relating to manufacturing.Escalate process concerns to engineering.


  • Support manufacturing process audits to assess quality capability of the processes against established limits and specifications. Perform additional product quality checks to confirm process capability and stability.


  • Participate in problem solving activities to support internal and customer concerns resolution and reduce cost of poor quality.


  • Support horizontal deployment of lessons learned and countermeasures.


Product Safety Responsibilities


  • Adhere to the GKN Product Safety Policy and Product Safety Procedure.

  • Immediately report PPSI (Potential Product Safety and Integrity) concerns to the Quality Manager in production or the Chief Engineer in development.

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Role Reports to

Quality & Risk Manager

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Key Internal Relationships

Quality, Value Stream, Manufacturing Engineering, Programme Management

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Specific Functional Capabilities, Knowledge and Skills Required


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving skills (ex. 5WHYs, 8D, fishbone, PPS)

  • Computer literacy in necessary software
  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Manufacturing knowledge or experience





  • Experience working in Quality


  • Manufacturing experience


  • Experience with core quality tools (ex. PPAP, PCR, SPC)


  • Experience/training with ISO/TS 16949 environments


  • Understanding of GKN driveline products and processes


  • Knowledge of customer standards and requirements


  • Interpretation of drawings and technical specifications


  • Knowledge of machining, assembly, engineering, and manufacturing processes


  • Lean Principles, Continuous Improvement, or Six Sigma training



  • Is self-aware and aware of others.


  • Takes a positive, proactive approach to tasks and is self-motivated.


  • Learns from mistakes and seeks opportunities to learn.


  • Takes responsibility for actions and has credibility.


  • Does the right thing; Trusts people to do their job.


  • Is driven and goal-oriented.


  • Works well as part of a team; supports others and communicates effectively.


  • Develops performance; Focuses on problem solving and CI.


  • Builds relationships with colleagues.



Language Skills (Highlight if Essential or Desired)

Local language - Essential
English - Desired



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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