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Site HR Generalist

Date: Jun 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

The HR Generalist is a key member of the site HR team providing support to the HR Director and HR Business Partners with all HR-related tasks to ensure the HR department runs smoothly and effectively to deliver maximum value to the business. 

Acting as the main point of contact for general HR related questions the HR Generalist will be responsible for employee onboarding and off-boarding, coordination of training & development, ensuring compliance with labor regulations and maintaining employee records. 

Job Responsibilities

Recruitment/New Hire Process

  • Act as the main point of contact for employee data collection and processing of relevant candidate/new hire information;
  • Work with HRIS Business Partner on preparation and maintenance of employee files; conducting onboarding activities, and acting as a local point of contact for all new employee questions;
  • Plan, coordinate and conduct all new hire orientation activities.
  • Assist managers with organizing training and development initiatives.



  • Responsible for maintaining employee files and records in electronic and paper form
  • Administration and coordination of local awards processes including long service and retirement awards
  • Creation of Amelia tickets to request HRIS data input or request Wilbur HR support for example, employee password resets.
  • Responding to requests for HR information such as EDD letters, EHS data requests, reports for managers, etc.
  • Maintenance of all HR related trackers


Payroll and Benefits Administration

  • Organizes and manages annual open enrollment communications and election process in coordination with the NA Rewards Team.



  • Process I-9s in Wilbur and complete EVerify process within specified timeframes to maintain compliance with government requirements
  • Coordinate the timely completion of all mandatory training to include Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and compliance related training within Wilbur.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies



  • Assist HR department with projects and initiatives as required.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full-time administrative or human resources experience involving daily interaction with employees and managers
  • Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • HR process knowledge experience
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex and fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong analytical skills and high attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to articulate problems simply and effectively.
  • 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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