Maintenance Engineer

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Maintenance team

You’ll join our Facilities and Maintenance team who are responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance of our tooling machinery and installations.  Your focus will be on achieving structural improvement for both machinery performance and processes.
There’s opportunity for you to develop and implement a total preventative maintenance strategy for our Landing Gear Operation; around 20 machine tools ranging from milling and turning to grinding, honing and shot peening.  You’ll also develop an on demand maintenance approach and be a key individual in the development of the industry foot print and investments.

Job Responsibilities

Alongside the above you’ll be responsible for:
•    Leading technical maintenance projects; specification to acceptance and release to production
•    Organising  maintenance of equipment to achieve optimum performance of availability, safety and cost
•    Analysing performance of machinery making proposals to improve reliability and cost
•    Advising, budgeting, planning and supporting the technical maintenance of equipment
•    Taking care of the development, execution and implementation of complex expansions, modifications and innovations 
•    Drawing up and implementing maintenance plans
•    Work cross functionally across the business
•    Drawing up specifications for the execution of technical maintenance by suppliers (SLAs) 

Job Qualifications

How you’ll contribute
To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes

•    Demonstrable experience gained within a similar maintenance role - able to demonstrate maintenance of advanced machine tools – flexible on industry 
•    Completed education - HBO/WO mechanical engineering, electronics or similar
•    Knowledge of maintenance management systems and processes
•    Project management experience
•    Able to create positive and effective working relationships with stakeholders both internal and external to the business
•    Excellent analytical, planning and organising skills 
•    Be results orientated, pragmatic and have a hands on mentality

•    Maintenance experience gained within the Aerospace industry
•    Knowledge of Ultimo maintenance system
•    Have used Heller, DNG or WFL machine tools
•    Be fluent in the Dutch language

We are GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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. 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.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Holiday Allowance – 8%
•    27 days holiday + 13 ADV
•    Commuting Allowance
•    Applicable Conditions; CLA Metalekro and Fokker Handbook
•    Pension – Fully meeting the provisions of the PME pension fund of the metal industry
•    An opportunity to earn profit dependent bonus
•    Voluntary Health Insurance
•    Voluntary Other Insurances

Questions or apply directly?

For more information you can contact our recruiter Yvonne Kuiper at +31 6 57360241 or
you can also apply directly through our website.


Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email.

We would like to receive your application via our website

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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