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QS Lead

Date: Jun 6, 2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 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. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

As a quality systems lead, you are the first point of contact for our customers about quality-related matters. In addition, you offer support to the program teams with respect to securing customer requirements within the Fokker Quality System. In this position, you report functionally and hierarchically to the Quality System Manager and operationally to various program managers. You will work in a small team with a Quality System Manager, QMS/BMS configuration lead and 2 QA Auditors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitator in first time right resolutions of customer complaints (SPOC for customer)
  • Quality voice of the customer (interface between programs/operations/supply chain and quality systems, with the benefit that risks and opportunities can directly be communicated and translated in the site BMS/quality system audits)
  • Set-up QAP’s for new programs/update current old versions
  • Yearly check QAP’s on changed customer requirements
  • Guide customer audits on site, preparations in combination with the QS auditor
  • Facilitate customer compliance
  • Connecting programs with quality systems department for 3rd party audits
  • Set up a consistent compliance matrix as input for the FAI’s for all programs
  • Facilitate Quality requirements for new programs in line with applicable site BMS

Job Qualifications

  • At least completed, relevant HBO Education, supplemented with recognized qualifications in Business Management and / or Quality Management
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the aerospace industry and customer specific requirements for quality management (ISO9001 / AS9100, AQAP2100 and related standards)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of aerospace laws and regulations and standards such as EASA21, FAA, AIQG
  • Demonstrable knowledge in setting up Quality Assurance Plans, translating customer requirements into own procedures.
  • Knowledge of Business processes, products and applied technology
  • Dutch and English language (both spoken and written)

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.

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