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Lab Technician - El Cajon, CA

Date: Jan 19, 2022

Location: El Cajon, 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

The Lab Technician transfers, treats and neutralizes industrial wastewater. Operates all waste treatment equipment to ensure all waste streams are in compliance with established government and company limits at all times.  Responsible for maintaining a safe work area and safe work practices.

Job Responsibilities


Principal Accountabilities

1)  Operates and controls all waste treatment processes and equipment by operating    computer assisted controls, pumping, mixing, opening and closing valves, scooping, dumping and shoveling and manipulating chemical containers.

2)  Neutralizes all waste streams generated throughout the Company in accordance with                                 

      established procedures.  

3)  Ensures that all discharge streams are in compliance with established government      

     and Company limits.

4)  Plans and regulates the change of hazardous waste bins and containers.

5)  Assists the laboratory personnel in the process of materials, as required.

6)  Maintains chemical supplies and inventories.

7)  Maintains a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) 

     in full compliance with company standards, customer and government regulations.

8)  Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports 

      the Company's overall business objectives and goals, including 

      issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people”.

9)  Ensures the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the 

      environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and 

      adherence to various government regulations.

10) Fully complies with the "GKN Aerospace, Inc. Policy Statement on Contracting with 

       the United States Government" in all areas of responsibility involving direct and 

       indirect contracting with the United States Government.  

11)  Performs daily preventative maintenance of equipment in adherence with a 

       predefined schedule.

12)  Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

13)  Ability to work 2nd shift hours of 3:15pm-11:45pm

14)  Ability to works some weekends

Job Qualifications


Required Experience & Qualifications:


•    High School diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
•    1 year of experience in a lab or other chemical environment with a focus on chemical safety and some experience working with hazardous materials.
•    Current Hazwoper Certification or ability to obtain.
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements. 

Preferred Experience:


•    The ability to work as a team player as well as independently is required. 
•    Microsoft Office proficiency helpful.
•    Must be willing to work in a repetitive production environment with concern for meeting cost, quality and schedule requirements. 
•    Basic Math skills
•    Good vision with correction
•    Ability to stand for long periods of time
•    Lift up to 50 pounds
•    Withstand loud noise of a machine shop environment
•    Must be able to wear air purification respirator (APR) and full chemical protective suit.

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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