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Quality Assurance Working Lead

United States
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Advertising End Date:
06 Jan 2019
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About The Opportunity

Role Purpose

Lead a group  of quality technicians in the inspection of composite parts and assemblies on time, at or below cost and in a clean and safe working environment.  Emphasizes total employee involvement and team building.  Performs a direct statement of work when not leading group. Responsible for safe day-to-day activities required to inspect the company's products and processes. Work independently or as a team member, under the supervision of cognizant authority in the daily execution of tasks necessary to meet quality and scheduled goals of the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform routine and complex inspection and quality activities involved in the manufacture and development of products and processes, dimensional layout inspection and 'first article' verification;
  • Provide technical input in areas that involve process inspection methods and acceptance criteria to Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing;
  • Collect data for SPC applications;
  • Learn and develop hands-on proficiency with composite inspection processes utilized by the company;
  • Plan the daily activities and priorities of the group.  Coordinates with Supervisor/Manager 
    as needed.
  • Provides leadership and direction with emphasis on team building.
  • Perform inspection activities involved in the manufacturing of products and processes;
  • Follow written and verbal instructions, engineering drawings or sketches;
  • Participate in the operation of and compliance with all safety, hazardous material handling and disposal requirements in accordance with government regulations and company procedures;
  • Perform Process and product audits;
  • Prepare inspection reports, document observations such as non-conformances;
  • Communicate ideas, problems and suggestions to supervisory authority;
  • Maintain a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with all internal, customer and government regulations;
  • Comply with Human Resources policies in a manner that is fair and equitable for all employees while ensuring optimum productivity and resource utilization and a safe workplace;
  • Fully comply with the Company "Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government" in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the government including ensuring any subordinate staff is aware of the Company policy and their individual responsibility and accountability for complying with this procedure;
  • Perform other assignments and tasks as directed;

Qualification & Skills


  • High School, GED or technical school graduate


  • MUST BE U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • A minimum of 5 to 7 year of experience in hands-on operational quality;
  • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions;
  • Willing and able to perform a wide range of physical activities, some requiring fine manual dexterity;
  • Ability to communicate job problems to a supervisor;
  • Ability to recognize discrepancies on materials or processes;
  • Ability to work from sketches and use simple measuring instruments such as tape measures, micrometers and vernier gages;
  • Knowledge of arithmetic involving decimals and fractions and its application to use sketches and measuring instruments are required;
  • Must be willing to work as a team player as well as independently.

Physical Requirements

  • Specific Vision abilities required; including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus with a specific requirement for corrected vision at 20/25 or better;
  • Must be able to work in a production environment and travel throughout the facilities and corporation to obtain information needed to perform job functions.
  • Employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs., using proper lifting techniques.
About Us
Help An Innovative, Growing, & Fast-paced Organization by Joining Our Team!

GKN Aerospace is a global first tier supplier of airframe and engine structures, components, assemblies and transparencies to a wide range of aircraft and engine prime contractors and other first tier suppliers. We operate in three main product areas: aerostructures, engine components/sub-systems, and special products.  We are over 11,500 employees strong with 32 locations in 9 different countries.

GKN Aerospace Cromwell was established in 2003.  Our site specializes in the design and manufacture of composite assemblies for both military and commercial applications using innovative and cutting edge technologies.

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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