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Quality Engineer

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

The Quality Engineer will be the technical resource for Quality at the Plant level.  Problem solving expert focused on prevention of the issues through process improvements. Cross Functional Team member to implement the process/product changes following APQP process and in compliance with internal GKN procedures.

Job responsibilities

  • Lead problem solving team to analyze and resolve internal/external issues.
  • Lead/participate scrap reduction and process improvement projects with other functions.
  • Identify and eliminate non-standardized work practices and establish alternative procedures for contingency. 
  • Participate in Design Reviews, PFMEA and Control Plan development and plan appropriate actions to reduce RPN.
  • Coordinate PPAPs for outsourcing of the operations, supplier resourcing, internal machine moves, new machine installation, rework processes, etc.
  • Evaluate Process Change Requests and implement the changes through PPAP / PTR per GKN standard and customer requirements.
  • New product and process launch validation through APQP.
  • Understand process variation and take preventive measures.
  • Manage Product/Process Deviation requests and work with customers for approval.
  • Perform compliance and system effectiveness audits to insure adherence to company policies, procedures and customer specific requirements.
  • Work with Supplier Quality group to resolve supplier related issues to ensure defect free product.
  • Ensure compliance to IATF Standards & other Customer Specific Requirements.
  • Evaluate and report progress of team toward established goals and objectives.
  • Track and Report Quality KPIs for the respective area / customer.                                              
  • Train associates in both theory and application of quality tools such as statistics, inspection methods, problem solving, process analysis and improvement.
  • Keep abreast of new developments and techniques within the quality field.                     
  • Organize and present data to management for decision making.                         
  • Resolve disputes with internal and external customer involving product quality.               
  • Respond to customer inquiries concerning product, service and deliveries.                      
  • Participate in technical discussions with both customers and suppliers.                           
  • Provide input to department budget and work to control costs.
  • Comply with all company and departmental policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in a technical or related field required.
  • 3 years of experience as a quality engineer in an automotive environment

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in gear manufacturing, machining, and powertrain assembly processes.
  • Experience with formal Problem Solving Skills (Shainin preferred)
  • Extensive Knowledge of Statistical Analysis Tools
  • Extensive knowledge of AIAG Core Tools
  • Knowledge of SAP, SQL, & Minitab
  • Extensive knowledge in the use and application of SPC preferred.
  • CQA, CQE, and/or CQT preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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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