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CAD\CAM\CAE Application Technician

Date: Sep 18, 2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL Hoogerheide, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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.

About the Opportunity

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.

We are now looking for Engineering IT Application Technician

Are you a communicative person with a wide range of technical knowledge, loves problem solving and have the ability to understand customer needs and transfer them into solutions?
Then we can offer the following opportunity.

Role purpose

  • As a Centre of Excellence (CoE) CAD\CAM\CAE Technician, you will act as a skilled and knowledgeable team member whose role is to provide the business global Engineering Application support and deliver best practices around the development and configuration of CAD\CAM\CAE applications and solutions in line with the business requirements.
  • The CoE Engineering IT forms part of the wider IT applications team, an integral part of the global IT organisation. You will be a trusted partner to the business in providing Engineering applications and solutions in line with the IT operating model, working alongside the IT business partners, project management office, compliance, security and IT operations teams.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively, professionally and openely in a Center of Excellence team with both local and Gobal responsibility.
  • Provide 3rd line technical application support in disciplines such as;
    • Enterprise Deployment
    • License Hosting & monitoring
    • Application Environment Management
    • Change Control, Version upgrading and sunsetting
    • Cross domain toolbox consolidation & sharing
  • Work within both our ITSM Incident and Request management framework to ensure engineering business continuity is maintained and our global project management demand stream to deliver local and global improvement projects.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to resolve engineering functional and business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Support of functional acceptance testing for new application rollouts.
  • Virtual and physical support of users located at various sites across Europe, US and Asia
  • Coordinate the resolution of toolset issues with software vendors.
  • Expected travel <20 % of year

Job Qualifications

  • BSc Degree level qualifications in Engineering / IT related disciplines or Time Served Apprenticeship, HNC,HND 
  • English in Speech and Writing 


  • A strong focus on continuous learning, improvement and open sharing of information with team members.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Understanding and experience working with Change management and project management frameworks and tools.
  • Ability to create technical documents \ presentations


  • Experience or Exposure to the Electrical Wiring and Installation design discipline (EWIS)
  • Application Packaging for Miicrosoft SCCM deployment


  • Open and Honest
  • Proactive, flexible, solution-oriented and independent work
  • Team player who is communicative and well organized
  • An ability to think strategically but act tactically when required
  • Ability to think strategically but act tactically when required
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Professionalism and flexibility
  • Open to travel regionally and internationally for short assignments.



For more information please refer to Matt Webb - CAD/CAM/CAE CoE Manager at or +44(0)7500 572221 or our Corporate recruiter (based in the Netherlands) Nico Rumlawan at or +31(0)6 8349 2945.