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HR Specialist

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

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

HR Specialists are focused on helping HR senior leaders, and business partners accomplish HR-related tasks. Their work involves carrying out administrative and tactical steps required to administer the HR function in the areas of rewards, scheduled compliance requirements, employee onboarding and off-boarding, and standard reporting.  

Job Responsibilities

Recruitment/New Hire Process

•     Lead the administrative arrangements for all internal and external hourly recruitment – including posting job requisitions, conducting interviews, collating feedback from hiring managers, interview coordination and focusing on a quality candidate experience

  • Initiates enrolling in and attending career fairs
  • Partners with local high schools, universities, and organizations to grow future workforce
  • Responsible for onboarding efforts – including collection, and processing of relevant candidate and new hire information;
  • Preparation and maintenance of employee files; conducting onboarding and orientation activities, and acting as a point person for all new employee questions.

Payroll and Benefits Administration

•   Responsible for maintaining time and attendance system, including – entering temporary employees into system, adjust shifts/schedules, updating timecards for temp to perm conversions, creating annual holiday schedules, and reporting


  • Responsible for maintaining points system, including – adjusting system as applicable and reporting out to managers

Record Maintenance

•   Responsible for creating, maintaining, and auditing complete and accurate HR files and databases relating to all employment, training, and medical records

  • Preparing and maintaining HR records


Coordinate and complete relevant country compliance requirements.

Job Qualifications

  • Qualified applicants must have a minimum of four years of full-time administrative or human resources experience involving daily interaction with employees and managers
  • Must have a minimum of four years of HRIS administration in Success Factors or Workday.
  • Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong HR process knowledge and experience of HR Business Process framework
  • Ability to analyze key processes/systems, identify key risks and develop system-driven solutions, in conjunction with key stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and high attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to articulate simply and effectively system requirements and operations.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (incl. Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to effectively work autonomously with the support of the site HR leadership team

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.

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