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Site HSE Advisor - El Cajon, CA

Date: Jul 23, 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 Site HSE Advisor supports the management and development of Health, Safety and Environment for the site.  This includes operational controls, regulatory requirements and goals to attain best in class. They will lead and embrace GKN business, environment and cultural values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the HSE Lead.
  • Implement GKN Aerospace HSE policies and procedures throughout the site.
  • Complete and maintain required HSE documentation including risk assessments.
  • Report and manage all incidents on HSE data collection system.
  • Provide reports as required on site HSE performance.
  • Ensure accurate and complete tracking of internal HSE metrics, plans, recordkeeping and corrective actions.
  • Ensure employees are trained and competent in relation to HSE.
  • Ensure statutory compliance of the site.
  • Set targets for site HSE performance.
  • Support Health and Safety and Environmental site certifications as required.
  • Support the HSE Audit function.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Health, Safety and Environment, plus 2+ years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, required. In lieu of a degree with an HSE focus, an additional 3+ years of related experience is required.
  • Understanding of industry, national and local HSE requirements.
  • Understanding of ISO certifications (14001, 50001, 45001).


Preferred Qualifications

  • HSE qualification at certificate level (NEBOSH certificate or equivalent) within appropriate discipline.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification.
  • Good communication and people skills, with ability to lead and influence.
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Tech IOSH or equivalent.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Problem solving and investigation skills.

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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