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Material Handler-El Cajon, CA

Date: Aug 31, 2021

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 Material Handler performs a variety of functions to provide planning and coordination involved in the material distribution and transportation flow of all goods and services that support the Company's operations by ensuring materials, supplies, tools, production setups, and finished goods are in place to meet or exceed internal and external customer's expectations.  May also serve in functions that involve stores/receiving, shipping, returned/finished goods, and inventory analysis.


Job Responsibilities


• Provide material control services that include the accurate and efficient processing of paperwork, data entry, order picking, delivery, record keeping, and counting of materials, supplies, tools, and finished goods; provide support for packaging and shipping of material to internal and external customers.
• Apply basic personal computer functions to access production control and material data systems to assist in the development and implementation of shipping and delivery schedules, tool control schedules, manufacturing setup schedules, and production schedules.
• Work with various departments to prioritize work orders and manufacturing or tool set-up tasks in an assigned production cell.  Assist supervision and workforce in the resolution of work order or shop supply discrepancies, problems and/or concerns.
• Transport parts, materials, supplies, tools, and production setups by hand or with mechanical devices, such as a tow motors or forklifts.
• Maintains clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with company standards, customer and government regulations.
• Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, to include issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people”.
• 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.
• Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications


• High School diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• No experience is required.
• Must be able to attain forklift and overhead and/or mobile crane certification.
• Must have a valid California drivers license (CDL).

Preferred Qualifications


• GKN Experience
• Basic computer and math skills. 
• Ability to read and interpret written instruction
• Demonstrate, among peers and with management, a high level of initiative, teamwork, and problem solving skills.
• Organize assigned workplace and activities in a flexible manner, to ensure the completion of assignments under frequently changing priorities. 
• Must be willing to work in a repetitive production environment with concern for meeting cost, quality and schedule requirements.
• The ability to work as a team player as well as independently



Mental and Physical Demands


• Manual dexterity
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to work in a machine shop environment
• May be required to work non-standard hours and shifts in support of customer requirements.

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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