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Advanced Quality Engineer - GM

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

What you’ll do

As an Advanced Quality Engineer for AW & eDrive you will interact with the Customer, the product development team, Program Management and the plant teams to launch new products/programs through GKN and customer required APQP activities. The AQE plans, tracks and executes all Quality related activities to achieve full Customer approvals for our new products or revisions.

Job Purpose

To ensure the error free product launches and change management based on robust designs and stable, capable processes throughout the supply chain. Voice of Customer and strive to become the expert in Customer systems and Customer specific requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the quality plan and organize the relevant quality & problem prevention activities.

  • Co-ordinate & lead the relevant quality and problem prevention activities Eg FMEA, lessons learnt, safe sample, safe launch, etc for the program and ensure critical product launch quality reviews (PLQR) are completed as planned.

  • Ensure all past concerns are included in FMEA’s as appropriate & mitigation actions agreed.

  • Verify that the product launch quality deliverables specified in the management system are completed to a high standard of execution and meet customer and stakeholder requirements.

  • Ensure completion & verification of all mitigation actions for past concerns by Production handover / sign off.

  • Complete a control plan audit of run at rate build.

  • Communicate and liaise with the customer on quality related issues and co-ordinate corrective actions in case of deviations.

  • Develop strong working relationships with customers and support contract review to ensure customer specific requirements are transferred to program team members for integration into the project plan and any gaps highlighted.

  • Participate in program management stage gate reviews and engage work groups (eg FMEA, DFM, DFA etc) to ensure the appropriate quality input.

  • Prepare, update and maintain the quality relevant documents for the program.

  • Regular reporting of the APQP status, including customer specific reports.)

  • Perform Risk analysis when required

  • Co-ordinate with the SQA organization and sister GKN locations to assure the relevant APQP activities are executed at the internal & external supply base.


About you

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline

  • 3 years of experience in an automotive quality engineering environment.

  • 2 years of experience working with General Motors as a customer within the last 2 years

  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident

 Additional Qualifications:

  • Degree in Quality related discipline

  • Training in quality engineering practices.

  • Training in standards for quality management systems (ISO/TS 16949, VDA, EFQM etc.) 

  • Excellent Excel skills to write queries and utilize functions to gather production data efficiently from our traceability databases, in order to run statistics or utilize the data for capability studies.

  • Knowledge of engineering, manufacturing and product processes.

  • Knowledge of customer specific systems and standards,

  • Application of QMS tools and techniques (APQP, FMEA, inspection planning, SPC, DOE etc.).

  • Very good facilitation and presentation skills.

  • Lead Auditor Training in TS Standard

  • Six Sigma Black Belt

  • AIAG Training Courses

  • DFM/DFA experience

  • MSA knowledge

  • Program Management experience

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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