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Receiving/Quality Inspector - Sumner, WA

Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Sumner, WA, 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


Responsible for the verification of incoming product characteristics, traceability data, batch documentation and other quality records, utilizing a range of inspection techniques and methods including, but not limited to visual, mechanicals, automated, contact and non-contact. This responsibility will be discharged under the authority delegated by quality.

Job Responsibilities


  • Demonstrating a safety-first mind-set and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are followed.
  • Responsible for performing inspection processes as described by receiving work instructions and/or other directions defined by the site Quality System
  • Preparation of Tags for Escapes found at receiving and communicate with Suppliers as necessary
  • Support Scrum process on Supplier Tags and escapes found at Operations and/or customers.
  • Responsible for performing 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 and identify improvement areas.
  • Responsible for execution of customer and regulatory delegated inspection processes as authorized by those parties. Responsible for maintaining those 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.

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications

• 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
• 3+ years of experience in an Aerospace operating environment.
• 1+ years of AS9100 series requirements.


Preferred Qualifications

• GKN Experience
• Working knowledge of LEAN processes and practices
• Apprenticeship, Associate’s Degree in a technical subject or equivalent. 
• Familiarity with AS9102 First Article Inspection process.
• Previous delegated product acceptance authority granted by an Aerospace OEM or regulatory authority.
• Familiarity with 3D model based Engineering


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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Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle