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Chief Manufacturing Engineer

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Hoogerheide, 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

Responsible for the leading the development and maintenance of the manufacturing definition (system) and ME related activities within the Program through its lifecycle. The CME leads the multi-functional Manufacturing Engineering (ME) team that is deployed into the Program as the primary representative for (ME) at all program / technical reviews & externally (with customer & suppliers). Will ensure the manufacturing system meets stakeholder requirements including; technical compliance; adherence to Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) standards and compliance business case (including quality; delivery and cost).

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems. Delivery of a manufacturing system that fullfils all stakeholder requirements including; Safety, Logistics, Quality, Produceability & Business case;
  • Responsible for technical leadership of manufacturing system development and integration for production. Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality;
  • Leadership of deployed manufacturing engineering team; accountable to the Head of CME for delivering Program technical objectives;
  • Build a Process Control mind-set within the deployed engineering team and ensure compliance to Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) standards;
  • Accountable for product development, new product quotes, tool fabrication quotes, first article development, configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, build process definition, and implementation. Supports Make v Buy activities;
  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production. Design these processes with a high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard ZDM tool suite to demonstrate as such;
  • Lead engineering teams to deliver measurable, metrics driven results in line with Program goals;
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers;
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives;
  • Support the Design Chief Engineers on their technical reviews (internal & external) as required;
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.

Job Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering;
  • You have approx. 8-10 years of relevant experience;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal as well as written;
  • WIth your background, you are able to think in (innovative) solutions;
  • You bring "energy" to the team, with enthusiasm and a positive drive;
  • Experience in aerospace is a nice to have, as well as experience with commercial programs; 
  • Project Management skills & experience is a must have. 

Interested in this position?

Please use the Apply Now button or send your resume to Eelco Bosscher, via eelco.bosscher@fokker,com

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