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Senior Research Engineer, Polymers - Garden Grove, CA

Company: Melrose Industries PLC
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Date: May 14, 2021

Location: Garden Grove, CA, US

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

Senior scientist will lead technology development projects for GKN Aerospace, Garden Grove (CA). The person will work in a cross-functional team to develop new technology, improve current products, resolve quality problems and provide technical supports. This position will report to Head of Technology.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead product development projects and technical initiative for GKN Aerospace.
  • Apply scientific methods (DOE, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Analysis etc.) to solve complex problems and advance GKN's technical competencies.
  • Generate ideas that will enhance existing products and lead to the development of new products,
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to advance the development of formulas, products or processes.
  • Train, mentor and guide R&D personnel.
  • Provide technical support to operation for improving quality and yields


  • Masters in chemistry, polymer science/engineering, material science or closely related field.
  • 3 years experience with new product development and scale up preferably in aerospace, transparencies or other closely related industries.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.
  • U.S. persons with ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PHD in related field of science/engineering
  • In-depth knowledge of polymeric materials, coating and material characterization techniques
  • Experience with optical measurement system.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and in collaborative settings.
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and hands-on
  • Track record of high scientific achievement (patents, articles, presentations)
  • Able to work effectively with internal and external partners at a technical and interpersonal level.
  • Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee's names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data

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.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County

Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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