What you’ll do
This position, through engineering projects, directly supports the entire production organization by leading continuous improvement efforts (Kaizen), capital project management, and cost reduction activities.
- Develop CNC programs for Okuma, Haas, Mazatrol, and Fanuc controls in support of turning, milling, drilling and grinding processes.
- Implement bottleneck cycle time reduction in manufacturing cells.
- Work with tooling vendors to develop new tools and improve defined manufacturing processes.
- Develop methods, tooling and techniques to reduce the time and effort involved in set up and operation of equipment.
- Implement design/process changes for optimized safety, quality, delivery and cost.
- Update and maintain equipment and tooling drawings for production equipment, including manufacturing cell layouts.
- Develop engineering solutions for repetitive equipment/process failures.
- Manage capital projects including equipment specification, coordination of equipment run offs, installation of equipment.
- Manage outside contractors involved in process improvement and equipment installation.
- Review, recommend and coordinate TPM, PM proactive maintenance and predictive maintenance programs to prevent equipment failures and maximize machine uptime.
- Lead Kaizen activities.
- Assist in identification of departmental training requirements and provide training for improvement of skill levels.
- Achieve financial objectives by assisting in the preparation of budget, scheduling, expenditures, managing project budgets and initiating corrective actions.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or related degree.
- Five or more years of experience in high volume manufacturing environment.
- Automotive experience preferred.
- Three or more years of experience in processing and programming CNC equipment.
- Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
- Sound judgment, prioritization, organization and analytical skills.
- Computer Skills (MS Word, Excel, MS Project, MfgPro)
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.
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.