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Material Handler

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Luton, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About GKN Aerospace

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

Job Summary

The Material Handler will be based at our Luton site supporting our Defence and Civil business lines whilst reporting to the Logistics Team Leader, the incumbent will have the flexibility to work from home for up to 1 day per week dependent on the needs of the business. The Material Handler will collect materials from the stores and deliver them to different areas of the factory.  

Established in 1993, GKN Aerospace in Luton is a world leader in commercial and military ice protection systems and transparencies. Offering a full range of capabilities; design, analysis, testing, certification and manufacture of electro-thermal ice protection, military fast jet canopies and flight deck windows to over 20 programmes including: Boeing 787, Dreamliner, Airbus A320, AgustaWestland, AW101, Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed, Martin F-22 Raptor. Our customers include Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopters, Textron, BAE Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Leonardo. Our Luton site is home to 400+ employees and onsite facilities including onsite parking, canteen, vending machines and showers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Use SAP ERP system to replenish and/or transfer materials prior to delivering lineside
  • Pick and deliver materials and products using various trolleys, pallets trucks and lifting equipment
  • Locate stock in designated storage location post goods receipt
  • Liaise with other departments and members of staff
  • Inventory cycle counting of stores and lineside stock
  • React to changes in demand on material requirements, monitoring visual replenishment requirements
  • Maintain clean work environment including assigned storage monitoring and cleaning duties
  • Replenish Kanban systems
  • Ensure compliance with the company’s environmental, Health and Safety and Energy procedures
  • Comply with Logistics Procedure
  • Perform to KPI’s
  • Maintain stock accuracy

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

Essential:

  • Experience gained from a role where you have handled stock and/or materials in a warehouse or stores environment
  • Experience of using ERP systems for stock and/or materials control
  • Experience of manually picking stock and/or materials
  • Experience of stock taking or materials inventory
  • Basic computer skills including MS Word and Excel


Desirable:

  • Experience of SAP ERP systems
  • Forklift certification 
  • Experience of Kanban systems


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. The Material Handler will be a team player who also works well independently and has good analytical, communication and organisational skills.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

 

  • £18,000 to £28,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Hybrid working – giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment 


As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

Why Join Us

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

Hybrid Work Approach
We understand our employees thrive by working differently, what works for one may not work for another, offering different ways of working is core to us creating a great employee experience. We’re pleased to provide a hybrid working approach enabling you to balance your time between working remotely and working in our offices.  We’re also keen for our employees to achieve a work life balance so we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you should the role be able to accommodate it. 

Join us and keep the world moving … click on the link below to apply

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