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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Tooling

Datum: 13-mei-2022

Plaats: Hoogerheide, NL

Bedrijf: 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.

The Role

Support operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect enabling tooling solutions. Accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing processes through the design, development and introduction of tooling solutions for part fabrication and assembly.


  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health. Safety and Environmental policies and standards;
  • Develop tooling solutions to complex problems;
  • Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production.  Resolve issues pertaining to tooling vendor schedule and/or quality;
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances;
  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling, from original concept through to production. Design this tooling for high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such;
  • Accountable for tooling development, tool fabrication quotes, tooling input for new product quotes, tooling configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, and implementation;
  • Delivers measurable, metrics driven results in line with Operational & Program goals;
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers;
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives;
  • Create, develop & provide training to colleagues.


  • MBO 4+ level
  • Extensive knowledge experience (> 5 years) in the field of electrical assembly and the content of MDPs
  • Knowledge of our organization, procedures, regulations, technical manuals, drawing, planning and quality systems
  • Professional knowledge of English verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of and experience with the BaaN ERP system
  • Knowledge of and experience with the WDMS system
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing system, preferably at Green-Belt level

More information

For more information, please contact Bob Visser via