GKN Application Support Analyst in Newington, Connecticut

Application Support Analyst

Country: United States

Work Location: Newington

State: Connecticut

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

What you’ll do

Job Summary

The role supports users the usage of business applications, considers the needs of the business and bring options and/or alternatives to address them, as well as drives improvement activities surrounding the business application processes. It will also be involved on application implementations across all AES US Clusters, with prior testing, updating, and periodic status checks to ensure the solutions are satisfying the business requirements. This role may get involved in and possibly lead some application implementations driven from the global GKN Aerospace division across AES US sites. The role will also interact with the AES Infrastructure team and Application teams across Global AES IT.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assess, coordinate and review all issues and impacts associated with applications support and business processes.

  • Work independently on escalated issues and also gather the necessary network to facilitate troubleshooting if necessary.

  • Create/facilitate and influence best practices environmental with IT community.

  • Lead teams and projects to resolve complex technical issues.

  • Responsible for create troubleshooting guides.

  • Working together with Super Users on frequently-asked-questions (FAQ) to minimize the number of stakeholders inquiries and improve the learning material for users.

  • Research problems and bugs that are reported, followed by resolutions, and they should then continue to be monitored to ensure the stakeholders have the expected outcome.

About you

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Business or related field required.

  • 4+ years of experience in IT Application Support experience, including experience in a manufacturing environment, required.

  • Ability to travel domestically 15-25% required.

  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or related field preferred.

  • Experience with InfinityQS, TipQA, Forcam, and/or Qlik Sense application packages preferred.

  • Proficiency with Business Applications such as ERP, QMS, SPC, OEEE, Maintenance, Tool and Gauge, etc. preferred.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in order to ensure understanding of stakeholder requests and needs and to effectively and share relevant company policies and practices.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to establish effective working relationships with all levels of the internal organization and external organizations.

  • Ability to take ownership of problems and follow through for resolution.

  • Ability to develop credibility quickly and work independently with a high degree of initiative while also being a team player who works closely with other members of different teams.

  • Excellent organizational, project management, and problem solving skills.

  • Must stay up-to-date with all changes in the technological field to support the stakeholders with new solutions.

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

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.