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 Industrial Engineer III will manage projects within manufacturing as well as projects outside of manufacturing. Determine how to manufacture parts or products, or deliver services, with maximum efficiency.

Job Responsibilities


• Work with Manufacturing Engineering to develop standards for various processes for production and design including forming, machining, composites, trim and drill, processing, painting, etc.
• Track hour’s performance for manufacturing by the various processes and programs. Analyze shop capacities for machinery and calculate percentage loads.
• Participate in the budgeting process, financial reporting process and Continuous Improvement activities.
• Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to understand methods and activities in manufacturing and services. 
• Develop management control systems to make financial planning and cost analysis more efficient.
• Enact quality define control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs.
• Design control systems to coordinate activities and production planning to ensure that products meet quality standards.
• Configuration -management personnel about manufacturing capabilities, and staff about the status of projects.
• Engage in supply chain management to help the business minimize inventory costs, conduct quality assurance activities to help keep customers satisfied.


Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or continuous improvement
• 5 years of manufacturing experience, preferably in aerospace
• Must have an active Secret Clearance or ability to obtain
• Must be a US Citizen. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.

Additional Experience and Qualifications:

• Skills of creativity and ingenuity to design new production processes in many kinds of settings to reduce use of material resources, time, or labor.
• Critical-thinking skills for creation of new systems to solve problems related to waste and inefficiencies. Solving these problems requires logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.
• Listening skills developed through operating in teams, but they must also solicit feedback from customers, vendors, and production staff. They must listen to customers and clients to fully grasp ideas and problems the first time.
• Math skills with a basic understanding of the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.
• Problem-solving skills that allow for the ability of designing facilities for manufacturing and processes for providing services, this candidate may deal with several issues at once, from workers’ safety to quality assurance.
• Speaking/Presentation skills, candidate may have to explain their instructions to production staff or technicians before they can make written instructions available. May need to explain concepts clearly and quickly to preventing crucial, costly mistakes and loss of time.
• Writing skills, candidate must create documentation for other professionals or for future reference. The documentation must be coherent and explain their thinking clearly so that others can understand the information.
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Software: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
• Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills

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.