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Head of Technology, Transparencies & Coatings - Garden Grove, CA

Company: GKN Aerospace
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Head of Technology, Transparencies & Coatings - Garden Grove, CA 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 Head of Technology - Transparencies & Coatings is primarily responsible for ensuring that the roadmap as defined by the Technology Cluster is aligned with the overall business product strategy for the representative business lines. It is a responsibility for process and outcome and will require an interfacing relationship between all Head of Technology and Product Group Directors.
-- Job Responsibilities

  • Strategic positioning of the technology investment to ensure alignment with the product strategy via the PGD's and TD's
  • Process ownership and delivery of the Portfolio Management process and tool in conjunction with the commercial excellence model and integrated business model - aligning the technology investment with market opportunity
  • TRA Assessment
    • TRL 4/5 Panel member - all reviews. Chair as required
    • TRL 1-6 panel member as required
    • New concept development programs - alignment with the US GTC
      • Primary stakeholder/Champion
      • Technical steering role
      • PRM Assessment
        • Panel member
        • Leadership role in the New Concept Development programmes, supporting the project managers
        • Heads of Technology H1 & H2 - Interfacing role, supporting and coordinating the commercial triangle, via the PGD's
        • Definition and execution of the cost modelling process for effective technology trades. Requirements
          • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Aeronautical or Materials Engineering
          • Must be proficient with Optical Metrology or related field (e.g. Polymers)
          • 1 year Direct experience of the Aerospace certification process for new product introduction
          • Must be able to travel nationally and internaioanlly
          • U.S. persons with ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance. Preferred Qualifications
            • In depth subject matter technical knowledge
            • Experienced understanding of the TRL maturity process
            • Demonstrated multi-national and geographical leadership abilities
            • A proven track record in the delivery of multi-disciplined R&T Engineering Programs
            • Ability to influence key stakeholders at all levels up to Board level.
            • Ability to operate with external governing bodies
            • Ability to constructively challenge at all levels and influence and shape the business.
            • Previous experience in acting as the engineering interface with customers both internal and external
            • Demonstrated leadership experience across multi-disciplined Engineers teams and as part of an engineering leadership team.
            • Highly mobile internationally, very frequent travel across Europe to be expected 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. #LI-post
              Nearest Major Market: Orange County
              Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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