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Senior Development Engineer

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: 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.

We're looking for you!

The department Technology & Engineering (T&E) of GKN/Fokker Landing Gear (FLG) is in search of a Senior Development Engineer for the Engineering Sustaining and Support team. The function concerns a multidisciplinary role for which not only extensive technical knowledge but also organizational skills are required.

Job Responsibilities

The most important responsibilities are all activities concerning:
•    Engineering Technical Lead for F35 Arresting Gear programs
•    Defining, elaborating and implementation of changes to existing designs.
•    Solving issues within the qualified design by root cause analysis and practical problem solving.
•    Reviewing and approving dispositions for non-conforming parts proposed by Production Engineers 
•    Supporting proposals of new Landing Gear and/or Arresting Gear development programs as a senior Design/Development Engineer

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master in Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5 – 10 years working experience in a technical function in aerospace or a comparable environment.
  • Affinity with complex technical systems like landing gear.
  • Good analytical skills including experience in the area of Stress & Fatigue.
  • Critical and independent mind set
  • Conscious of quality and applicable processes.
  • Experienced in writing of technical documentation in English.
  • Knowledge of materials and processes, preferably in an aerospace environment, is desirable.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic (aerospace) components is a recommendation.

You are pro-active, self-starting and entrepreneurial, have good communication skills and you are a team player. You have worked before in a multidisciplinary environment and are familiar with production engineering, testing and certification. You are willing to learn and are able to arrange things.
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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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