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Technology Control Officer - 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

The TCO serves as the principal advisor to the Government Security Committee concerning the protection of controlled unclassified information and other proprietary technology and data subject to regulatory or contractual control by the US Government. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Provide oversight to three locations within the Special Security Agreement environment, reporting to the Compliance Director
•    Provide functional management to site Export Compliance Officers
•    Manage and oversee Information Technology function, working with the Corporate Facility Security Officer to ensure security and compliance to procedures
•    Implement, update and enforce the Technology Control plan 
•    Provide reports to senior management and the Board regarding export and legal activity in work
•    Provide reasonable assurance to senior management and the Board that there are effective and efficient policies and procedures in place and that the company is complying with all regulatory and TCP requirements. 
•    Conduct periodic internal reviews of SSA export compliance procedures
•    Independently investigate and act on matters related to export/TCP compliance. 
•    Inform and status senior management and the Board concerning violations and mitigation plans around TCP/Export activity
•    Interact with regulators on compliance issues as required
•    Continuous education regarding export compliance to incorporate changes within the organization
•    Oversee and monitor the implementation of the export compliance program inclusive of updates and improvements to control the unauthorized transfer of controlled unclassified information
•    Provide assistance to the ECO’s in the development and continuous improvements of training and educational programs, to improve business' understanding of related laws and regulatory requirements
•    Develop policies and programs that encourage managers and employees to report suspected violations and other improprieties, without fear of retaliation.

Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business
•    10 years of regulatory compliance experience with US government and DoD
•    2 years of experience working directly for a SSA/FOCI mitigated company
•    Active Secret DOD Clearance or the ability to obtain one
•    Must be a US Citizen due to program security clearance requirements 
Additional Qualifications:

•    GKN Experience
•    JD Law and/or MBA strongly preferred
•    Export Control experience ITAR/EAR
•    IT NIST standards 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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