Manufacturing Engineer – Product & Planning Job at GKN Aerospace – in Bristol

A Truly Global Business

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions. We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050!

Making a Difference

It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

The Opportunity

GKN Aerospace Filton specialises in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. Our new Manufacturing Engineer (Product & Planning) will provide technical expertise at a local project level for operational and development programmes. They will enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing engineering and problem solving skills. They will be accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

How You’ll Contribute

design, document and optimise new and existing manufacturing processes – adhering to our ‘Zero Defect’ manufacturing model

implement the global process for product development, first article development, configuration changes, build process definition and implementation.

establish appropriate new process controls and improve existing ones

create and update engineering documentation to maintain configuration control and help manage point of introduction activities, first article inspection and customer approval

lead structured problem solving projects linked to both project deliverables and day-to-day manufacturing issues

provide day-to-day support to manufacturing operations

provide MRB (Material Review Board) support to existing programmes to ensure any process deviation or product faults are reviewed and answered

reduce process driven scrap and rework and support continuous improvement activities

Be compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy procedures

Job Qualifications

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


  • Production Engineering experience
  • Background in Machining (Preferably 4 & 5 Axis Milling)
  • Ability to Interpret Design Definition and write detailed standard manufacturing work instructions / SOP’s.
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience


  • Knowledge of Modification processes (Aerospace preferable)
  • Familiar with Product structures i.e. As-Designed / As-Planned & Technical Repercussion Sheets (TRS)
  • Previous experience in Assessing Product change
  • Awareness of commercial & estimating processes
  • Experience in working cross-functionally, managing interfaces and stakeholders including Supplier / Customer relationships

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

About the Company

Company: GKN Aerospace –

Company Location:  Bristol

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