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Contracts Administrators - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Garden Grove, 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 Government Contracts Support Officer will participate in proposal preparation, pricing, contract negotiation, and order administration. The Government Contracts Support Officer is responsible for direct customer communication and coordination of all customer service activities in the contract acquisition, execution and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Accurately and completely examine estimates of material, labor and non-recurring charges to ensure alignment with customers request for quote.
  • Prepare quotations, process orders, perform order administration, order invoicing, assist with cash collection on aged debt and maintain price lists.
  • Monitor customer performance requirements and delivery schedules to ensure achievement of site metrics.
  • Applicant will assist with the preparation, development and negotiation of contractual documents.
  • Applicant will be expected to compile and analyze data, conduct status meetings, attend departmental and site meetings and maintain historical account information including contract history.
  • Frequent contact with customers, management and/or government representatives.
  • Support the company’s commitment to maintain a safety workplace and protect the environment.
  • Fully comply with all company policies. Some travel (approximately 5%) as required.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor Degree Business Administration or related fields of study
  • 1 year of experience working with US government contracts (i.e. FAR/DFAR)
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient with MS Office suite
  • ITAR/EAR experience
  • FAR/DFAR Government Contracting experience



***Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data.

Compensation Data

The compensation range for this position is:

$64,035 - $80,044

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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