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Administrative Administrator

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: St Louis, MO, 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 Administrative Assistant provides a broad range of administrative, technical and clerical support to the Director or Vice President and associated staff.  They also serve as an integral part of the departmental team.

Job Responsibilities
  • Accurately and confidentially handle the correspondence, reports, materials and non-routine information for the Director or Vice President.
  • Schedule, organize and coordinate the activities for the Director or Vice President and members of associated staff including business meetings, travel arrangements, appointments and conferences.
  • Organize and complete a variety of nonrecurring and ongoing projects assigned by the Director or Vice President and staff including but not limited to: special reports to the COO, spreadsheets, presentations, strategic plans, and data analysis.
  • Support multiple and concurrent activities, providing administrative guidance and support to a variety of activities and projects.  Work independently or in a team.
  • Maintain an in-depth working knowledge of the organization, disciplines supported, organizational systems, budget and planning methodologies, training methods, business practices, policies, procedures and activities.
  • Effectively and promptly communicate with internal and external customers relative to the department’s policies and practices, answer applicable questions and alert departmental leadership relative to issues affecting the department and the company as a whole.
  • Establish and maintain filing system for the department.
  • May provide guidance to less experienced administrative personnel. 
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance. 
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned. 


Required Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of experience in a professional environment and/or significant administrative support position.  
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), presentation (Power Point), internet and meeting and personal planning software required.  
  • Able to interface well with all departments of the company and to represent the company in a highly professional manner.  
  • Must be customer service driven.
  • Must maintain the highest level of confidentiality, handling company private, sensitive and personal information in a professional and discrete manner.  

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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