Share this Job

Associate Manufacturing Engineer - Mono Product

Date: Mar 22, 2023

Location: Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

The role

In this role, you support operational improvement and develop programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing superior engineering and problem solving skills. Furthermore, you utilize data analysis and smart thinking to improve existing processes. You are accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Job responsibilities

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems;
  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards;
  • Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production. Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality;
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances;
  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production. Design these processes with a high degree of process capability; utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such;
  • Accountable for product development, first article development, configuration changes, build process definition and implementation;
  • Delivers measurable, metrics driven results in line with Operational & Program goals;
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers;
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.

In order to make your start as successful as possible, you will receive an extensive training program. The duration and content depends on your role and the experience you bring with you, and will take place at our location in Helmond. After this training period, in which you get to know the processes within Fokker Landing Gear in detail, you will start working with your colleagues in Papendrecht!

Your profile

  • Technical expertise in Manufacturing Engineering, with a professional qualification / background (HBO/university degree) in engineering (Aerospace, Automotive, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical)
  • Experience of managing New Product / Process introduction (industrialisation) & existing production process improvements
  • Ability to influence people, build trust and establish effective working relationships within a global organisation
  • Working knowledge of LEAN processes and practices
  • 2-5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000
  • Good knowledge in English language, both written and spoken
  • Good quality mind-set and strong documentation/reporting skills
  • Good communicative skills
  • Working knowledge of machining processes (milling, mill-turn, boring, honing) is a plus
  • Working knowledge of surface treatment processes (heat treatment, plating, shot-peen, NDI) is a plus

We are Fokker Landing Gear

Fokker Landing Gear (FLG) is part of the GKN concern and is active in the field of landing gear and related systems. This includes the design and development, production and assembly of complete landing gears, as well as the repair and overhaul of systems in use. FLG, with its ± 350 employees, is active for the F-16 fighter plane, the Apache attack helicopter, the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and the multipurpose NH90 helicopter.

For a Dutch aviation company of this size, we have acquired a unique position in the F-35 (JSF) program based on our design and development capabilities. In addition, FLG has been working on the development of technologies for the application of Polymer Matrix Composite material on landing gear components for over 15 years. This gives FLG a leading technology position in the Landing Gear market and we are positioned to contribute to the development of better, sustainable aircraft.

Our offer

We offer an innovative and international environment in which we work in a High Tech organization with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. Our organization exudes a passion for technology and our employees are rightly proud of what they develop and build. Within Fokker Landing Gear, you get every opportunity to build your career and personal development. In addition, we offer an attractive package of benefits based on the Collective Labor Agreement for Metal Electronics, including a competitive salary, profit-related benefit and 40 vacation days.

How to apply

Are you interested in this position? Please use the Apply button or send your resume to our Corporate Recruiter, Lucien Hermes via


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.


5 Principles