GKN Supplier Quality Engineer in Panama City, Florida

Supplier Quality Engineer

Country: United States

Work Location: Panama City

State: Florida

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

To lead the development of the supplier quality program to serve the needs of the supply chain and procurement processes.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop supplier quality program that will comply with ISO regulations and meet the standards and needs of GKN Aerospace services individual business units

  • Maintain, in partnership with the Sourcing Manager, the approved supplier list.

  • 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 the 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain or related discipline is preferred and/or a combination of 7 years of education and relevant experience in lieu of degree.

Qualification requirements

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

  • Three+ years prior 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.(preferred)

  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be able to obtain a DoD government-granted security clearance. Individuals may also be subject to a background investigation to include but not limited to: criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness.” This clearance must be maintained during employment. Preferred applicants who hold active DoD Secret Security clearance.

  • Proficient in MS Office suite.

  • Must possess excellent communications skills including strong executive-level presentation skills.Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to spend long hours sitting at a work stations and using office equipment.

  • May be required to walk or stand for brief periods

  • May be required to use stairs when elevator is not available

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

  • May be required to reach with arms and hands and to stoop, kneel or crouch

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by persons assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

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. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerostructures North America is a leader in the manufacturing of advanced composites, complex metal structures, and aero-structure assembly for aircraft including: military fighters and transport, commercial, and general aviation. We employ more than 2,800 people at 12 locations.

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.