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Logistics Specialist - 2nd Shift

Date: Sep 20, 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 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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

Define and review KPIs, perform analysis, drive continuous improvement projects, define methodology / standard work, manage and monitor performance in the area of logistics and material flow at site level. The role can cover the following (all or partially): Inbound / Receiving, internal material movements, warehousing, outbound / shipping, freight/transport management, cycle counting, inventory management, transactional activities, packaging.

Job Responsibilities

•Ensure safe working environment.
•Define standard work for logistics activities with the objectives of reducing lead-time, reducing cost, improving customer service (quality and delivery).
•Define and manage relationship with external partners (suppliers, sub-contractors, freight forwarders, 3PL, customers) in relation to the logistics activities (e.g. receiving/shipping schedules, documentation, EDI etc).
•Develop process to ensure transactional activities will guarantee inventory accuracy in the management system (ERP, MRP).
•Analyze performance and defines action plans to improve in line with the site Supply Chain CI plan.
•Developing process and improvement activities in the following APQC subjects for the relevant site(s).
•Manage logistics and warehousing.
•Plan and manage inbound material flow.
•Operate warehousing and outbound transportation.
•Manage returns; manage reverse logistics, inventory storage, location and movement.
•Plan material handling and storage.
•Manage kitting operations.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

•High School degree or equivalent.
•3+ years of Manufacturing or Warehousing and logistics experience, including some ERP/ MRP experience as well as experience with inventory control, planning and cycle counts.
•U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:

•GKN experience.
•Value Stream Mapping, & Lean experience.
•Manufacturing Systems.
•Strong problem solving skills.
•Project Management.
•APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) or equivalent.
•Transport Management.
•Material Handling Equipment.

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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