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Manufacturing Engineer Supply Chain

Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

A position has become vacant within our Manufacturing Engineering department for an enthusiastic and inquisitive Manufacturing Engineer SAT (Supplier Account Team). We are looking for a new colleague with experience in a low volume high complexity industrial environment and aerospace supply chain experience or a passion for it. Within this position you supervise external suppliers and assess their production documentation in order to achieve effective, efficient and correct production methods.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze product specifications and determine the production method of articles or operations manufactured externally.
  • Be the point of contact for all technical issues of external producers and implement changes and improvement projects in production processes;
  • Determine together with your colleagues from the Supplier Account Team, where the relevant articles or operations are placed.
  • Assess and control production documentation, production times, quality assurance and First Article Inspection documents prepared by suppliers.
  • Provide advice on - and supervise qualification tests and first production series.
  • Investigate product deviations and handle them;
  • Take initiatives with regard to optimizing the performance of suppliers.
  • Assess the technical capabilities of suppliers and support audits.

Job Qualifications

  • Technical Bachelor, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace / Automotive Engineering, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in production engineering / work preparation;
  • Skilled in reading drawings and familiar with GD&T;
  • Good command of English in speech and writing;
  • Analytical, innovative and problem-solving ability;
  • Experience with ERP systems;
  • Machining knowledge or experience;
  • Experience in heat treatment, surface treatment of metals is a plus;
  • Experience/Knowledge of manufacturing hydraulics and sensor components is a plus.

Company information


We offer an innovative and international environment in which we work in a High Tech organization with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. Our organization exudes a passion for technology and our employees are rightfully proud of what they develop and build. Within Fokker Landing Gear you get every opportunity to build your career and personal development. In addition, we offer a package that complies with the market conditions of employment, based on the CLA Metalektro.


Fokker Landing Gear is part of GKN Aerospace, 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.


FLG is moving from Helmond to Papendrecht. In the first period the work will mainly be in Helmond and sometime next year in Papendrecht. 


Fokker Landing Gear has around 350 FTE and is designs, develops produces, assemblies and maintenance complete landing gear systems. We supply our products to leading aerospace companies and our products are used in the Apache helicopter, F-35 Lightning II (JSF), Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and the multipurpose NH90 helicopter 


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and do you like the position? Please respond through the GKN job site.