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Supplier Quality Engineer

Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Supplier Quality Engineer

Due to our continuing growth within the aerospace branche, Fokker Landing Gear / GKN Aerospace is looking for a new colleague acting as a Supplier Quality Engineer! 

Job Summary

As our new supplier quality engineer, you engineer and communicate the product and system requirements to the supplier and particpate and orchestra the plan for qualification (FAI and PPAP) from the supplier to reach a qualified product on time. Furthermore you regularly monitor the quality performance of suppliers and perform reviews and take actions depending on the cause of any problem (such as assessments, problem solving activities etc) to secure continous compliance..You must be able to manage the supply chain out of a quality performance aspect, serve as the liaison for suppliers, suggest structural quality and process improvements, and collaborate with other engineers in a team environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review Supplier First Article- Communicate to SQE at Designing Organisation; 
  • Have frequent contact with supplier to monitor actions within Quality;
  • Analyze suppliers quality performance and identify improvement areas;
  • Handle supplier non conformance including cause and corrective action, in order to be up-to date with the supplier performance;
  • Handle escape incl root cause investigation, containment and corrective actions, Participate in 8D investigations;
  • Issue authorizations of “Request for Pre-Release” non-complex;
  • Participate in supplier work transfer evaluation and monitoring, non-complex;
  • Support concurrent engineering between GKN and supplier (design for manufacturing);
  • Support in supplier feedback;
  • Communicate with Release Agents and Monitor their Performance.

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

  • Minimal Bachelor level in Aerospace Engineering; Mechanical Engineering or similar; 
  • More than 1 years’ experience from manufacturing engineering/production, preferably product qualification activities or inspection/control; 
  • Knowledge of aerospace quality requirements (AS9100, NADCAP, etc.)                                                          
  • Skilled in root cause analysis, 8D and continuous improvement; 
  • Well organized and structured with strong skills to work both independently, and in a team                                  
  • Target-oriented and outgoing with good communication skills                                                      
  • Knowledge of aerospace products, processes and technologies                                
  • Experience and skilled with Microsoft office, and ERP systems

Our 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.

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.


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