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Receiving Inspector

Date: Sep 6, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Join us and keep the world moving 

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

The Opportunity

Based at our Western Approach site at Severn Beach, our new Material Handling & Warehousing Inspector will join our Logistics Team who locate, prepare and move stock, carry out the management of warranty claims and perform salvage activities, while maintaining inventory status and performing physical inventory procedures. As our new Inspector, you will help us ensure all materials are in the right place at the right time. You will be responsible for the verification of incoming product characteristics, traceability data, batch documentation and other quality records, utilizing a range of inspection techniques and methods including - but not limited to - visual, mechanicals, automated, contact and non-contact. 

How You'll Contribute

In this role, you will:


  • Use appropriate equipment (forklift, tow train) to move material
  • Use appropriate equipment (overhead crane, master mover) to move spars through the production process
  • Record movements of material in the transactional records systems (e.g. receipt, booking and inspection within SAP)
  • Be responsible for performing inspection processes as described by receiving work instructions and/or other directions defined by the site Quality System
  • Prepare Tags for Escapes found at receiving and communicate with Suppliers as necessary
  • Support Scrum process on Supplier Tags and escapes found at Operations and/or customers.
  • Be responsible for performing first article inspections in line with site operating policies, procedures and work instructions defined by the site Quality System
  • Analyze and communicate supplier quality performance and identify improvement areas.
  • Be responsible for the execution of customer and regulatory delegated inspection processes as authorized by those parties. Responsible for maintaining those delegated authorities once granted.
  • Support root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances including supplier audits where appropriate
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Support continuous improvement of production and inspection processes by implementing Lean initiatives.

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • Experience within logistics, preferably within a manufacturing environment
  • Willingness to work towards:
  • Practitioner level for Internal Flow & Warehousing
  • Use of Material Handling Equipment


  • Positive attitude
  • Safety first mind-set
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment 

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Salary of £25,500 per annum + Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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