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GKN Aerospace Quality Engineer, Supplier - St. Louis, MO in St Louis, Missouri

Quality Engineer, Supplier - St. Louis, MO

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Date:May 2, 2021

Location: St Louis, MO, US Garden Grove, CA, US Amityville, NY, US VA, US Newington, CT, US LaGrange, GA, US Orangeburg, SC, US Tallassee, AL, US El Cajon, CA, US Muncie, IN, US Forest Park, GA, US Phoenix, AZ, US North Charlestown, NH, US Cincinnati, OH, US Dallas, TX, US Manchester, CT, US Camarillo, CA, US Santa Ana, CA, US Cromwell, CT, US Mukilteo, WA, US Wellington, KS, US Sumner, WA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do

Job Summary

The Supplier Quality Engineer will lead and develop supplier quality program, to serve the needs of the supply chain and procurement processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop supplier quality program to comply with ISO regulations and meet the standards and needs of the business.

  • Maintain the approved supplier list, in collaboration wtih the local Sourcing Manager.

  • Able to interpret drawings, military specifications and have knowledge of GD&T Principles.

  • Develop buyer training programs for quality problem resolution.

  • Manage the CAST program (consultation-action-selection-termination).

  • Manage SCAR (supplier corrective action request) when called upon to do so.

  • Report to upper management monthly status of supplier quality.

  • Report GKN supplier quality cost on a monthly basis.

  • Conduct supplier assessments and manage the supplier assessment data base.

  • Work with the lean manufacturing team to implement best practices.

  • Ensure compliance with the approved US Government sourcing and procurement procedures (i.e. FAR and DFAR).

  • Manage and report on the SPI program (supplier performance indicators).

  • Contribute to development and implementation of procurement and supplier quality web site

  • Develop and implement effective communication processes with the supplier community.

  • Provide leadership and direction with emphasis on team building.

  • Prepare and present to GKN customers the Supplier Quality Program.

  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance.

  • Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in engineering or related technical fields; Will consider combination of education and experience in lieu of a degree.

  • 5 years of experience in quality engineering in a manufacturing environment including implementation of supplier and internal quality systems.

  • U.S. persons with ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a Quality Engineer or Supplier Quality Engineer in an ISO 9000 and/or AS91000 manufacturing environment.

  • Qualified in SPC, SMEA, DSM, GFA and lean manufacturing.

  • Proficient in MS Office suite.

  • Must possess executive-level presentation skills.

  • Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills

  • May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move up to 25 pounds of office supplies and materials

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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.