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Development Engineer - Composites

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers


Are you familiar with technology and product development of composites products? Do you have knowledge of composite materials and processes, product design and development, manufacturing and testing of composite products? Are you a pro-active, self starting team player, with experience in composite materials in aerospace or landing gear, or are you eager to develop yourself in this field? In that case we are looking for you. Welcome to Fokker Landing Gear!


Who are we?

GKN Fokker Landing Gear is part of GKN Fokker Technologies and is active in the field of Landing Gear and related systems. This includes the design and development, production and assembly of complete Landing Gear systems, but also the repair and re-assembly of systems in use. Fokker Landing Gear is with her ± 250 employees active in the F16 Fighter Aircraft, the Apache Combat helicopter, the F35 Lightning II (JSF), the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and the multipurpose NH90 Helicopter. For a Dutch aviation company of this size we have a unique position in the JSF program in particular, acquired on the basis of our design and development capabilities. In addition, Fokker Landing Gear is involved for over 20 years in the development of technologies for the application of Polymer Matrix composite material on components of landing gears. Fokker Landing Gear has acquired a leading position in the market for landing gear technology and we are excellently positioned to contribute to the development of better, more sustainable and cheaper aircraft. Fokker Landing Gear and Fokker Technologies are part of GKN Aerospace.

GKN Aerospace is the original aerospace innovator. For decades, GKN Aerospace technologies have inspired and industrialized the aerospace industry, combining engineering excellence and technology leadership. Today we are truly global, with 17,000 employees in around 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries around the world. All major aircraft and engine manufacturers rely on our advanced technologies. Our aero structures engine systems and special products improve the performance of more than 100,000 flights every day.


About the department Technology and Engineering

The department Technology and Engineering (located in Helmond, the Netherlands) is responsible for all engineering related activities that are carried out by (or under the responsibility of) Fokker Landing Gear. This includes the preparation of proposals for new programs, the development of new Landing Gear components and systems, the improvement of existing Landing Gear systems and their manufacturing processes (including the support of manufacturing operations) and supporting our landing gear customers and end users. You will work in a dynamic, multi discipline, design and manufacturing engineering team.


About the position

The common goal of this position is to get an optimum solution for the product under development which complies with the applicable requirements. As Development Engineer Composites you define, elaborate and implement changes to the design and develop Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul instructions.

The Development Engineer solves issues within the qualified design by root cause analysis and practical problem solving.


About you:

  • You have a Bachelor or Master Degree in aerospace-, mechanical- or automotive engineering;
  • You have experience in engineering in an aerospace or comparable environment, preferably including development of composite products and/or materials;
  • You are analytical but also practical, with a critical mind-set and quality conscious;
  • You are a team player, capable of combining the knowledge and skills of materials, design and manufacturing specialists;
  • You are fluent in English;
  • You are willing to learn and to adapt.


This is what we offer
An innovative and international working environment, in a High Tech organization with a rich history in the field of aerospace. Within Fokker Landing Gear you get every opportunity to build your career and personal development. In addition, we offer attractive employment conditions, including flexible working hours, a competitive salary, profit-related benefit and 40 vacation days.



Use the button below to apply, or contact Rachel Damen via Rachel.Damen@fokker,com

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