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Engineer - Product Support

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Papendrecht, 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

About the role

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) is an essential tool for efficient and cost effective management of complex programs throughout the product life-cycle from inception (concept) through to end of life cycle (disposal).  The GKN/Fokker ILS service, uses ILS & Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) processes requiring continuous evaluation, analysis and evolution to ensure that they remain fit-for-purpose throughout, thus enabling GKN/Fokker to provide bespoke ILS support solutions to various projects.
Specifically, the ILS service provides ongoing support for the NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport and Naval Frigate (TTH & NFH) worldwide helicopter fleets.  In support of these fleets, a quality LSA database is the foundation on which an effective ILS service rests by providing the essential configuration and source data reference that the various ILS disciplines use in support of the various support activities.
The process of inputting data, updating records and developing the NH90 LSA Record (LSAR) is continuous from cradle to grave to ensure the data within always aligns to the helicopter configurations, maintaining a robust LSAR for the continued support of existing versions & variants and to support the development of future design iterations.

In this role you  will be assisting in the evolution of ILS/LSA processes . You will use the, Raytheon produced, EAGLE LSAR database tool, a relational database based on the MIL-STD-1388-2B for LSA. The helicopter design configurations along with all support information must be input within the LSAR to ensure the data is maintained up-to-date and relevant.

Your responsibilities

•    Supporting Continued Airworthiness activities for supported projects through ILS;
•    Providing ILS support to meet contracted deliverables to the projects;
•    Recording and administering in the LSAR all the preventive maintenance tasks and outcomes required to sustain the design configurations
     that result from Air Transport Association (ATA)
      Maintenance Steering Committee 3 (MSG-3) analysis;
•    Perform LSA in coordination with Technical Publications, Material Support, MSG-3 and AGE to align the data.
•    Performing the Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA) belonging to each maintenance task identified, and incorporating the results into the LSAR,
     with identification of all required support, including Aerospace Ground equipment (AGE), Tooling, Spare parts, consumables, etc.
     necessary to perform the various maintenance activities.
•    Provide LSAR reports, with data and information normally in equivalent MS Excel format.
•    Participation in International defined LSA Specialist Work Groups and meetings;
•    Keeping the LSA Guidance Document (GD) up to date, when informed about ILS deliverables
     via the Contract Managers and the Change Management/ILS Engineer;
•    Incorporating all Engineering and Support changes, ECP Class 2 and ECP Class 1,
     tracking back to the last known LSAR-025 report deliverable i.a.w. contractual requirements;
•    Maintaining alignment with the Illustrated Parts Data (IPD) published in the Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP) with the LSAR;
•    Presenting the status and content of the LSAR vs the Change Management Process;
•    Performing LSA activities, compliant with the tailored MIL-Std. 1388-1A/2B requirements and GKN NH90 approved processes
      using the Eagle LSAR DB tool for NH-90 and other Programmes.,

What do you need to be successful tin this role?

•    Practitioner knowledge of LSA/LSAR 1388-1a & 2B (in excess of 2 years preferred).
•    Practitioner knowledge of Raytheon EAGLE LSAR DB;
•    Practitioner knowledge MCDB, Matrix, HiCo and IETP DBs;
•    Practitioner knowledge of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Testability (RAMT) Analysis;
•    Capable of security clearance on military projects;
•    Knowledge of MIL-STD 1388, DEF STAN 00-60, AECMA, ASD S2000, S3000, ATA MSG-3 latest edition;
•    Capable of security clearance on military projects

•    Engineering background, preferably within Aerospace ILS, and preferably with some military support experience.  
•    European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).  
•    Sound working proficiency in all MS Office applications and particularly in MS Access based relational databases
     and MS Excel spreadsheets and downstream document/report preparation & writing.
•    Good standard of spoken & written English.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



Our Offer

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, pension plan, 40 days off and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.


More Information?
For more information about this job please contact Marloes van Es-Erkelens via marloes.vanes-erkelens@fokker.com


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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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