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Product Assurance Engineer

Date: Mar 12, 2023

Location: Hoogerheide, NL Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

Support and assure, Product Safety, Product Quality, Customer Satisfaction, and GKN One Aerospace Quality Culture through zero defects quality planning, product realisation, delivery, delivery of customer support, and supporting the organisation in risk management, problem solving and quality improvement projects.

Job Responsibilities

Product Safety & Quality Assurance:
• Assure and verify product quality planning, realization and delivery activities are completed in accordance with applicable requirements.
Customer Satisfaction & Support:
• Support Program Management/IPT teams, acting as first line POC for Customer and Governmental Quality Representatives, including relationship management, coordinating product buy off, audits, quality related enquires and issue resolution.

Quality Culture and general Quality support:
• Exemplify a Safety/Quality-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Cultural Principles, HSE and Quality policies and standards.
• Support Site/Group/Team leaders in the development and nurturing of the site Quality Culture.
• Provide quality related support and advice to the organisation for the development / improvement / maintenance of Product Safety and Quality awareness through (unsolicited) consult/feedback and training.

Zero Defects Quality Planning:
• Ensure customer, regulatory and GKN system, product and process requirements are identified, documented appropriately (e.g. Program Quality Assurance Plans/Product Quality Control Plans), understood and implemented through effective means of compliance, meeting interested parties’ needs.
• Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing) teams to ensure design specifications and production process capabilities are aligned and to define effective process controls and unambiguous product acceptance criteria to enable and ensure product safety and zero defect delivery.

Risk Management, Problem Solving and Improvement:
• Support and assure the identification, understanding and effective mitigation of product and process related risks and opportunities for improvement.

Job Qualifications


  • Technical expertise in Manufacturing/Quality Engineering, with a professional qualification (university degree) in engineering or related science or quality management (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical)
  • Strong skills in deploying effective Quality Cultures within organizations by setting the tone for Quality;
  • Strong communication, presentation, influencing and negotiation skills, building and maintaining trust and effective internal and external working relationships;
  • Experience of managing and assuring Product Quality Assurance and Improvement in New Product / Process introduction (industrialisation) & existing Production Realisation
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and training of APQP/Zero Defects/LEAN/6σ/SPC processes, tools and practices. Strong ability to guide and coach APQP/RCCA activities and use critical thinking to develop and implement robust solutions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk management and risked based assurance activities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and training of ISO 9001, AS/EN/JISQ9100, Aviation Regulatory (EASA, FAA etc) & customer quality requirements and application of these into an accredited QMS/BMS to assure compliance;
  • Fluent in English language, verbal and written

We Are GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft. GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do. 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.

Whats in it for you

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance, we offer you opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary (Grade L1), pension plan, 29 vacation days / 13 ADV days and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.
Start date is as soon as possible. Note; home base will be starting in Hoogerheide and will move to Papendrecht end of 2023.

To make your start as successful as possible, we will provide you with an extensive training program.
The content and duration of this depends on the role and experience you bring and will take place at our location in Hoogerheide.
After this induction period, during which you will get to know the processes within Fokker Elmo extensively, you will start working together with colleagues in Papendrecht!

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 Mark Streep via

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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