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Technology Engineer

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Hoogerheide, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Fokker Elmo

We are a leading player in the design, manufacturing and support for the Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs. We are No.1 supplier in Aero-Engine Wiring solutions.


Fokker Elmo is part of the GKN Aerospace division, which employs 17,000 people in 61 locations worldwide. Fokker Elmo employs over 2000 people, of which over 400 within the Headquarters in Hoogerheide.

Technology Engineer

Fokker Elmo Research and Technology department is looking for a Technology Engineer. The Technology Engineer plays a key role in the realization of the Systems Integration vision that aims to make step-change in weight, volume and cost of the current Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) technology. Over the years, EWIS on Aero engines have grown significantly and became the heaviest system on the Aero engine. For that reason, engine manufacturers have a high demand of weight reductions. As conventional EWIS technologies have reached their limits, a disruptive technology is required to make a significant impact. 

The position

A full-time position at the Technology department of Fokker Elmo, which develops enablers for new process- and product solutions. It strives to develop (future) technology that provides significant value to the company. The Fokker Elmo Technology department is part of GKN Aerostructures & Systems Europe & Asia (ASEA).


Daily activities provide an interesting mix between theoretical & practical aspects. This includes the generation of design concepts, performing trade-offs, defining production methodologies as well as building samples and performing tests to evaluate and verify theoretical assumptions. This requires collaboration with other departments, customers, stakeholders, and vendors to establish high-level solutions.

Your profile

Knowledge, experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent work experience, i.e. aerospace engineering or electrical engineering;
  • Knowledge in or appreciation for the field of multidisciplinary design;
  • Knowledge of materials (e.g. composites), electric (components) and systems integration preferred.



  • Can think and communicate at multiple levels of abstraction, including conceptual thinking to setup or support lower Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) project(s);
  • Ability to deep dive into functional and technical requirements for EWIS products for Aerospace applications;
  • Be pragmatic and goaloriented, for example in performing experiments or making samples;
  • Familiar or willing to familiarize with EWIS requirements and being able to translate this into solutions;
  • Good verbal and written command of English and preferably Dutch.



  • Responsibility: shows ownership and takes appropriate responsibility;
  • Innovative: has creative ideas to improve processes and products;
  • Analytical ability: able to think at an abstract level and can identify interrelationships;                 
  • Collaboration: has a constructive approach to the ideas of others and able to work harmoniously;
  • Proactive: to act and deal with challenges or difficulties.
We offer

Fokker Elmo offers an innovative and international workplace in a company with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. Our company has a passion for technology and our staff are rightly proud of what they develop and build. At Fokker Elmo, you will get every opportunity to build your career and work on your personal development.

For more information about this position please contact Johnny van Lugtenburg at

Internal candidates can apply through HR system Wilbur Careers until 30 June 2019.

External candidates can apply through the GKN Career site.

In case of equal suitability, internal applicants are given preference over external applicants.


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