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Application Engineer / Design Engineer

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31 Jan 2020
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Providing the working-level engineering interface to the customer for assigned and new program(s), and ensuring project execution from design stage up to production in alignment with customer expectations throughout the product life cycle, in support and under the guidance of the Engineering Manager.

Key Responsibilities


Provide the engineering representation to the customer for assigned & new program(s), under the guidance of the Engineering Manager. Promote the GKN brand and technology to the customer.


Design, technical advice and support for domestic and foreign customers in the fields of motorsport and Niche applications, as well as design, calculation and product-related design of drive shafts for these customers


elaboration of solution concepts according to the requirements of the customers; Implementation of these concepts by calculation and construction in construction drawings


Drawing coordination externally with customers and suppliers as well as internally with the respective GKN specialist departments, organization and initiation of subscription changes, creating technical documentation


elaboration of solution concepts according to the requirements of the customers; Implementation of these concepts by calculation and construction in construction drawings, inclusion of production-related, quality-related, cost-related and standardization-related specifications


Establish and develop effective relationships with customer engineering functions at working levels.


Confirm that project execution of deliverables meets customer expectations for assigned program(s) throughout the program life cycle of C, D, and E phase in support of the Application Engineering Manager, and in coordination with the Engineering Programme Manager. Escalated discrepancies through the AEM.


Provide engineering support to ensure robust change management in C and D phases for assigned program(s). Generate VAVE ideas to provide savings in D Phase.


For assigned program(s), develop robust DFMEA with Programme Engineering. Support DFMEA/PFMEA reviews with plant quality prior to launch.


Support the documentation for deviations in the customer requirements compliance matrix for C0 programs (also known as “agree/disagree”) in support of the Engineering Manager


Execute escalation of technical issues through the Engineering Manager, with the support of the Programme Engineering, in accordance with the PPSI process.


Support the Engage Me process through participation in action plan development, with the intent of improving overall team engagement.

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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