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Manufacturing Engineer - Industrial (Hoogeveen)

Date: 08-May-2022

Location: Hoogeveen, 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.

About the opportunity

Within the GKN Aerospace Defense Business line we are looking for 2 Manufacturing Engineers (ME) to deliver robust and predictable production process solutions for our products. You will be part of the business line organization. You will deliver your results, and manage the hand-over to the Operating Site MEs by means of the GKN Life Cycle Management process to assure an industrialized production line that robustly delivers compliant products to the customers, meeting our cost and profit goals. 


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, are able to create, who can find their way through resistance and uncertainties, are good communicators and can build bridges within the organisation and have the ambition to become the best in what they do.

Job summary

The New Product Introduction (NPI) / Project Manufacturing Engineer (ME) is to support Technology, Development and Programs to deliver industrialization solutions utilizing high level engineering, lean and problem solving skills for F-35 and Missile projects. Accountable for delivering robust, capable, balanced industrialization process solutions for the end to end value chain. 


One of the positions is temporary (minimum of one year) and one is a structurele position. 

Country / Location: Netherlands / Hoogeveen

Job responsibilities

  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
  •  Responsible for industrial engineering support of manufacturing development and integration for production. 
  • Responsible for the implementation of industrial layout solutions, from original concept through to production. Design these processes implementing lean tools and methods in accordance with the GKN standard lean tool suite.
  • Accountable for the implementation and utilization of the GKN APQP/Zero Defect Management tool sets for the Life Cycle Gate Management 

Job qualifications

•    Experience in Industrial Engineering, with a professional qualification / background (master or bachelor degree) in engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical).
•    Experience in Product Development / Process introduction (industrialization) & existing production process improvements.
•    Ability to clearly communicate and influence people, build trust and establish effective working relationships within a global organization.
•    Minimum of 5 years of experience in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering.
•    Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000.
•    Project / Program Management skills.
•    Fluent in English language, both written and spoken.

What we offer

This role is scaled in medior L2 with a minimum of 4743 and a maximum of 5692 on fulltime basis (40 hours). Depending on your experience, you can also be classified in the junior or senior scale.

More information?

Please contact: stephanie.springer@fokker.com or michiel.nijkamp@fokker.com. 

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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