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Director of Airworthiness & Quality - Garden Grove, CA

Company: GKN Aerospace
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Director of Airworthiness & Quality - Garden Grove, CA 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

*This position has the ability to work at either of our Garden Grove, CA, Cromwell, CT, or St Louis, MO sites OR remotely.*

The Airworthiness & Quality Director shall be expected to fulfil the responsibilities of Chief of the Office of Airworthiness where the business is required to operate under a formal DOA approval.

The Airworthiness & Quality Director shall deputize for the Engineering & Technology Organization in all Airworthiness matters for the Defense Business.

Job Responsibilities

• Shall be expected to fulfil the responsibilities of Chief of the Office of Airworthiness where the business is required to operate under a formal Military airworthiness or DOA approval globally.

• Functional relationships with the customers’ responsible Airworthiness Department for Airworthiness matters although day-to-day aspects of this responsibility are, in general, delegated to the Chief Engineer of the respective program/product.

• Formulating, managing and maintaining the Design Organization Interface Document(s) with customers.

• Reporting instances of non-compliances with the agreed airworthiness requirements to the Head of the Design Organization and where appropriate, to Customers and/or Airworthiness Authorities.

• Initiating, co-coordinating and monitoring corrective measures resulting from reviews and internal audits.

• Checking the correctness and completeness of the airworthiness requirements of the customer.

• Determination of the feasibility of the airworthiness requirements, in consultation with the Chief Engineer.

• Supervising compliance demonstration with the agreed airworthiness requirements during the design process.

• Providing information to Defense Business teams, functions and programs about new or amended airworthiness or design assurance regulations.

• Monitoring of significant events on other aeronautical products as far as relevant to determine their effect on airworthiness of parts being designed by the Design Organization.

• Supervising the authorized signatory function on aspects which involve airworthiness.

• Identification and delivery of professional development and training related for all staff

• Provide both technical and process guidance to Program, Site and Project allocated Analysis teams to ensure they work in accordance with approved Airworthiness processes and demonstrate a proactive approach to continuous improvement and LEAN Enterprise

• When required, represent Airworthiness at Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR), Design Visual Inspections and Technical Review Boards (TRB’s) inter alia.

• Monitor and maintain personal and company performance objectives. Address performance issues in a timely manner and encourage excellent performance in all aspects of the job

• Manage the Airworthiness functional budget.

• Responsible for enabling effective management of product and process quality risk across the business line through the provision of processes and tools.

• Auditing execution of agreed Design Organization Interface Document(s) (DOIDs) with the customer to ensure compliance to the agreed QMS/DOM

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

• 15 years of experience in the field of Aerospace Engineering

• 5 years of Military Airworthiness Experience

• Active Secret DOD Clearance or the ability to obtain one

• Must be a US Citizen due to program security clearance requirements

Additional Qualifications:

• GKN Experience

• Master’s degree in Engineering preferred

• Graduate of military test pilot school preferred

• Accountability for Airworthiness system and/or being an approved technical signatory

• Airworthiness system training eg. Part 21J (or similar)

• Lean, Six-sigma or similar continuous improvement system qualifications (eg. Black-belt)

• Experience of EASA/FAA design office requirements

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.

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Nearest Major Market: Orange County

Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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