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Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Industrial

Datum: 23-jan-2023

Plaats: Hoogerheide, NL

Bedrijf: GKN Aerospace Careers

About the role

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For our production site at Hoogerheide we are looking for a (fulltime) Principal Manufacturing Engineer. In this role you provide technical expertise at the site and program level, for operational and development programs, to enable and deliver zero defect projects. Utilizing engineering and problem solving skills. Youare accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials,tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Job responsibilities

  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
  • Technical expertise at a site and program level, in governance and deployment of manufacturing development and integration for production within GKN Aerospace.
  • Provides technical expertise to rapidly solve issues pertaining to customer schedule and/or quality.
  • Breaks down technical problems, risks, opportunities, in the correct order to create products and add value to GKN Aerospace through creating Zero Defects process.
  • Leads positive, team relationships with internal and external customer.
  • Participates in change board and configuration management plan. Is a fully competent Technical Community Member, understands relationships between other discipline's and what influences them.
  • Make sure manufacturing definitions of the value stream are according to global, customer and authority regulations. 
  • Provide site and program technical oversight for industrial engineering support of manufacturing process development, and integration for production.

Job Qualifications

  • Technical expertise in Manufacturing Engineering, with a professional qualification or background (university working level) in engineering; Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical.
  • A recognized authority and presenter of the program in the field, for customers and source of information for others.
  • Capable of taking a strategic view
  • Operates with minimal supervision in a complex environment, demonstrates detailed knowledge in aerospace programs
  • Identifies, anticipates technical problems and customer’s requirements; offering solutions and applying them
  • Applies knowledge and skills to a range of activities, acts as a source of technical expertise to others
  • Input to strategic and other issues which affect the business internally and externally
  • Co-ordinates teams to meet challenging technical and customer needs
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Detailed knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, D1-9000.
  • Fluent in English language, both written and spoken.
  • Strong commercial awareness.

We are GKN Aerospace

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 and 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.

How to Apply

Are you interested in this position and does your background meet the requirements? Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button. Questions? Please contact our Recruiter Yvonne Kuiper via