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Material Handler

Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Sumner, WA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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


Follow standard work for material handling (e.g. receiving, shipping, warehousing) Perform all activities in accordance with safety and quality rules. Use adequate equipment (forklift, tow train, electric pallet jack….) to move material. Records movements of material in the transactional records systems (e.g. receipt, booking….) Make proposals to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.

Job Responsibilities


•    Manage inbound material flow and monitor inbound delivery performance.
•    Receive, inspect and store inbound deliveries.
•    Track product availability, pick, pack and ship product for delivery.
•    Prepare package and shipment, manage shipping, carriers and fleets.
•    Authorize and process returns.
•    Perform reverse logistics, and salvage activities.
•    Manage and process warranty claims.
•    Locate stock and prepare stock for movement.
•    Maintain inventory status.
•    Perform physical inventory procedures.

Job Qualifications




•    High School Diploma or GED equivalent 
•    1+ years of experience in a manufacturing / warehouse environment
•    1+ years of forklifting experience


•    GKN experience
•    LEAN Manufacturing
•    5s 
•    Inventory Management
•    Transport Management
•    Inbound Operations
•    Outbound Operations

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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