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PLM/CAD Administrator - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Nov 19, 2020

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 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

Responsible for management of PLM/CAD Systems & Databases for GKN Aerospace.  This individual will play a pivotal role in the continued growth of GKN Aerospace’s Information Technology capability. This position supports all PLM users, conducts ongoing training, and helps facilitate PLM tasks across functional departments. The position will be the point person between Information Technology and the other key system stakeholders to ensure proper integration.

Job Responsibilities

•    Manage the PLM & CAD systems & databases
•    Primary CAD system is Siemens NX, others include Catia V5, AutoCad, SolidWorks
•    PDM system is Siemens Teamcenter
•    Manage licenses for all PLM/CAD software and modules
•    Provide monthly system status reports to GKN Management
•    Prepare and manage PLM & CAD administration annual budget
•    Translate IGES, Step, dxf, and native CATIA data to various formats
•    Support the technical design and development of the integration between PLM solutions and boundary systems.
•    Perform root cause analysis debugging problems with the PLM environment and work to develop, test, and implement fixes to prevent recurrence.
•    Support PLM users (current and new) with training, troubleshooting, enhancements, and developing user guides.

Required Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or related discipline is required OR 8 or more years’ work experience in delivering PLM and related solutions
•    5 or more years’ work experience in delivering PLM and related solutions
•    3 or more years managing and implementing Teamcenter and CAD systems. 
•    Must be a US Citizen due to program security clearance requirements and/or SSA requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:
•    GKN experience
•    Strong data management and analytical skills.
•    Oracle database experience is preferred. 
•    Demonstrated leadership skills & the ability to work with others as a participative team player
•    Good written and verbal communication skills
•    Solid understanding of Windows and network administration
•    Knowledge of engineering configuration management & documentation systems, as well as the requirements of industry related standards
•    Siemens, NX, CATIA, AutoCad 2000, SolidWorks experience


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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