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Manufacturing Engineer - MRO

Date: Sep 25, 2022

Location: Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

The Company

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.


A position has become vacant within our Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) department for an enthusiastic and experienced Manufacturing Engineer (Part-145 Engineering). We are looking for a new colleague with passion for and experience in Aviation and/or the Aerospace Industry. Within this position, you are part of a dedicated MRO Manufacturing Engineering team and the first Point of Contact for complex Technical Issues on the shop floor.

Job Responsibilities

  • You are the Point of Contact for technical issues in both the MRO shop floor and production area (incl. Vendors). Acts proactively as a troubleshooter and resolves issues quickly.
  • Responsible for the preparation and managing of MRO process routings.
  • Take the lead in consulting other disciplines (e.g. Process Engineering, Quality, Production Operators and Procurement) when solving technical query’s or development of Repair Designs.
  • Create Repair Designs or Salvage Proposals towards Design Authority Organizations/OEMs/Customers.
  • In consult with technicians and operators, innovate, develop, improve and implement tooling and equipment for process optimization.
  • Introduce and set-up new MRO Programs to our capability list.
  • Implement changes and improvement projects in repair processes.
  • Advice and coach mechanics and technicians by providing on the job training and support.
  • Investigate product deviations and handle them.
  • Take initiatives with regard to optimizing the general performance.
  • You consciously deal with Safety and Quality within your own function, the department and the company.

Your Profile

  • Technical Bachelor, preferably in Aviation (Engineering) or Mechanical / Automotive Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience, preferably in Aerospace MRO (Engineering)
  • Working knowledge of quality systems and Aviation Legislation models (e.g. AS9110, EASA/EMAR-145)
  • Fluent in English language, both written and spoken
  • Analytical, innovative and problem-solving ability
  • Work effectively and efficiently
  • Work concurrently on multiple priorities
  • Working independently and with initiative, but also in a team
  • Working knowledge of LEAN processes and practices
  • Experience with ERP systems


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.


If you are interested, you can apply directly via the Apply Now button at the GKN career site with a CV and motivation or if you have any questions, you can contact our Corporate Recruiter, Eelco Bosscher, for further information: