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Administrative Assistant
GKN Aerospace | Newington, Connecticut
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Job Description

Job Summary: Located in our Newington, CT facility, this role will be responsible for providing general office support with a variety of clerical activities, including administrative tasks for the Senior Management team.

Key Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities:

* Professionally administer all incoming calls, take messages and appropriately direct correspondence.
* Greet all guests/visitors in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner. Ensure all Export Control, Security and Safety sign-in and training requirements are met.
* Support the Senior Management team with administrative tasks including taking meeting notes, typing letters/memos, forms, presentations (includes handling of confidential information).
* Assist the Senior Management team in the management of their schedules and travel arrangements.
* Receive, sort and forward incoming mail.
* Coordinate the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.).
* Responsible for ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.
* Create purchase reqs and orders as directed.
* Handle meal ordering for meetings/gatherings as needed.
* Assist with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, and filing.
* Type memos, correspondence, reports, and other documents as requested.
* Schedule company-wide use of conference rooms. Assist with meeting needs when requested.
* Provide administrative support across all 3 GKN Aerospace New England facilities when requested.
* Assist in HR administrative duties, projects, events when requested.
* All other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

* High school degree or equivalent.
* 3+ years' experience in related field.
* Must have high level of interpersonal skills. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
* Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
* An energetic forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical and work standards.
* Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to interact comfortably at all levels in the organization.

Additional Experience:

* Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
* Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks and demands.
* Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills: accuracy is essential.
* Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by persons assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.

GKN Aerospace Newington, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world's leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 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.

Diversity and Inclusion

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.

About GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is the aerospace operation of GKN plc (LSE:GKN), one of the world's largest engineering companies. GKN Aerospace serves a global customer base with some 8500 personnel operating in North and South America, Australia, the Asia Pacific and Europe and offering 24 hour 'follow the sun' engineering. With sales of ?1bn ($2bn), the business is focused around three major product areas - aerostructures, propulsion systems and transparencies, plus a number of specialist product areas - electro-thermal ice protection, fuel and flotation systems, and bullet resistant glass. The business is equally split along military and civil lines with participation on all major aircraft programmes today exceeding $1m per ship set. GKN Aerospace is a major supplier of complex composite structures; offers one of the most comprehensive capabilities in high performance metallics processing and is the world leading supplier of cockpit transparencies and passenger cabin windows.

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