GKN Chief Manufacturing Engineer in Tallassee, Alabama
Chief Manufacturing Engineer
Country: United States
Work Location: Tallassee
Advertising End Date: Not Specified
Job Type: Regular
About The Opportunity
The Chief Manufacturing Engineer (CME) is the technical leader for Manufacturing Engineering and is responsible for the manufacturing definition and ME related activities within the program / value stream through its life cycle. The CME leads the multi-functional Manufacturing Engineering (ME) team that is deployed into the program / values stream and acts as the primary representative for ME at all program / technical reviews & externally (with customer & suppliers).Will ensure the manufacturing system meets stakeholder requirements including; technical compliance; adherence to ME processes and standards and compliance business case (including quality; delivery and cost).
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Duties and Responsibilities:
Delivery of a manufacturing system that fulfils all stakeholder requirements including;
Quality, Health & Safety, design, producibility, business case etc.
Responsible for the manufacturing process definition and ME related activities within the value streams and throughout the program lifecycle.
Responsible for efficient factory layout to meet safety, quality, environmental and business case requirements.
Will represent M.E. at internal program / technical reviews & externally with Customer & suppliers, ensuring that the manufacturing definition meets stakeholder requirements.
Will ensure the adherence to ME processes and standards.
Drives concurrent engineering and participates in design reviews to meet business case targets, including manufacturability.
Works with other Program Chief MEs to ensure engineering resources are best utilized based on skills, experience and knowledge required
Understands and can help derive associated measures such as:
Quality (including right first time measures)
Delivery (completion of the M.E. related activities in line with the agreed schedule)
Cost (NRC & RC)
Product development including;
Selection of capable manufacturing processes
Validating the capability of the process and/or equipment
Including that all process / test requirements, relating to the manufacturing system, are suitably addressed
Introduction of new technology in line with the Program / Value Stream requirements
Supporting the Make v Buy & subsequent supplier selection process
Ensure adherence to all applicable Quality processes and procedures including;
All regulatory laws and guidelines are complied with
Customer requirements (where mandated)
Export Control and ITAR requirements
Leadership of the deployed M.E. team including;
Ensuring that safe working practices are maintained at all times
Daily management of the M.E. team.
Allocation of task in line with the agreed schedule / budget
Ensuring that all M.E. related reviews (internal & external) are completed to schedule and that the inputs / outputs are managed to the defined process
Inclusive of capturing / auctioning Risk and Lessons Learnt
Acting as the M.E. lead with;
The Program Management / Value Stream leaders
Other internal disciplines
The nominated supply chain
Support the Design Chief Engineers on their technical reviews (internal & external) as required
Travel up to 25% domestically or internationally, to support occasional technical meetings with suppliers, customers and other company facilities to ensure program success.
Bachelor Degree in Aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering or similar field is required, a related graduate degree or MBA is preferred
Minimum 10 years of practical experience in an aerospace manufacturing or similar environment including;
Budget, cost schedule, and resource management
Acting as a manufacturing engineering leader / authority on an aerospace program
Manufacturing engineering related process and data management, with related periodic reporting
Aerospace industry standards such as AS9100, National Aerospace Standards, SAE, US mil-standards, ISO9001, Nadcap, etc.
Experience with OEM (Airbus, Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, etc.) supplier quality and certification requirements
2 years of managing direct reports, including hiring and performance management.
5 years composite manufacturing experience with demonstrated expertise in composite manufacturing processes and best practices.
Due to export compliance, must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
Ideal candidate will have a certification as a Lean / 6σ practitioner (greenbelt as minimum) and demonstrated application of Continuous Improvement / Lean tools and techniques with proven results.
Desire 15-20 years practical experience/expertise in composite manufacturing.
Working with diverse skill sets and teams to accomplish results.
A thorough working knowledge of the various manufacturing production systems such as SIOP, MES, MRB, Planning, and QMS.
Good interpersonal team working skills with the ability to influence stakeholders.
Has the ability to work successfully within a matrix managed business, able to influence without direct authority.
Proactive in regard to new developments of expertise required.
Self-motivated, resourceful, strong minded and committed.
Innovative toward all aspects of the job.
Flexible and capable of working in a complex environment.
Good reporting and communication skills on project status and progress.
Capable of interfacing professionally with customers and suppliers.
ONLY APPLICATIONS THAT INCLUDE RESUMES WILL BE CONSIDERED.
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.