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Global Graduate Program Member - USA

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Dallas, TX, US Wellington, KS, US Manchester, CT, US El Cajon, CA, US Santa Ana, CA, US North Charlestown, NH, US Phoenix, AZ, US Newington, CT, US Tallassee, AL, 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

The Global Graduate Program is an established team of graduates within our businesses that play a vital part in our future talent planning process. You are provided the opportunity to participate in a rotational program with your global peers to develop exposure to various sectors of our global company alongside various leadership to guide you down a path to a successful career through a continuous learning journey. As part of this, the program has been designed to provide you rotational placements and core modules of training, growing and developing to become GKN Aerospace’s future management, leader’s innovators and more. This is a 24 month program to begin in September 2021.

Job Responsibilities

Throughout your graduate journey, we give you the opportunity to test and grow your technical and personal skills. We provide support and mentoring as you work on real projects, solving real problems and delivering real change. We aim to match your capabilities and aspirations to our strategic and operational needs – ensuring a thriving business for us and fulfilling career for you.
During your placements across our businesses you will be working as part of a global graduate team, giving you the opportunity to experience different cultures and work with a diverse range of people.  Whether you envisage a career as an engineer innovating to overcome technical challenges or as an executive helping to lead the business, choosing GKN Aerospace means you are joining a global engineering network with wide-ranging opportunities.

The precise nature of your role will be defined by your skills as well as the needs of the business but your duties and responsibilities will include:
•    Working on projects and supporting a team to find the best solutions
•    Helping to maintain performance within your team and for GKN as a company
•    Building relationships both within GKN and with our external partners, collaborating across functions, segments and teams to deliver excellence
•    Develop technical solutions to complex problems.  
•    Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production.  
• The projects will be focused on Supply Chain Management and will touch mainly on Planning and Scheduling (e.g. S&OP, Master Production Scheduling, Capacity Management, Inventory Management, Execution systems on the shopp floor…) and/or Logistics (e.g. End to End Network Design, Receiving process, Internal movement of goods, Shipping, Freight Management….)
•    We are driving important transformation projects, using our Lean Operating Model deployment as the main vehicule for change.
•    The graduates will be fully integrated in the local SCM teams and supported by functional leaders.
•    The projects would likely include all aspects of business processes: people, process and tools.

Required Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, or a technical related field. 
•    A valid US Passport or the ability to obtain one. 
•    U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:

• GKN Experience
• Experience in a Manufacturing environment is preferred.

• Enthusiasm for working in the Aerospace & Manufacturing Sector. 


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.



Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth