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Receiving Inspector

Date: Apr 30, 2022

Location: Luton, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About GKN Aerospace

A great place to work needs a great way of working; support us making GKN the trusted and most sustainable partner in the sky for our customers.

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 Receiving Inspector will be based at our Luton site serving both our Civil & Defence business lines and reporting to Logistics Team Leader whilst assuming responsibility for the verification of incoming product characteristics, traceability data, batch documentation and other quality records. The incumbent will utilise a range of inspection techniques and methods including, but not limited to visual, mechanicals, automated, contact and non-contact and this responsibility will be discharged under the authority delegated by quality.


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

  • Demonstrate a safety-first mind-set ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are followed
  • Perform inspection processes as described by receiving work instructions and/or other directions defined by the site Quality System
  • Prepare Tags for Escapes found at receiving communicating with Suppliers as necessary
  • Support Scrum process on Supplier Tags and escapes found at Operations and/or customers
  • Perform first article inspections in line with site operating policies, procedures and work instructions defined by the site Quality System
  • Analyze and communicate supplier quality performance identifying improvement areas
  • Execute customer and regulatory delegated inspection processes as authorized by those parties
  • Maintain delegated authorities once granted
  • Support root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances including supplier audits where appropriate
  • Maintain positive team relationships with internal and external customers as well as co-workers
  • Support continuous improvement of production and inspection processes by implementing Lean initiatives

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:


  • Manual Handling trained
  • 1/5 years experience gained from a receiving or dispatching deliveries role
  • Experience of inspection methods including expiry dates, material quality checks and batch matching
  • Experience of Manual Handling




  • Counterbalance Forklift certification
  • Relevant experience gained from a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing processes and practices
  • Experience of working to ISO 9001
  • Experience of working with hazardous goods

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 Receiving Inspector will be a team player with excellent problem solving and communication skills.

What We'll Offer

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


  • £22,000 to £33,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • 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