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Quality Liaison Engineer

Datum: 10-jul-2019

Plaats: Papendrecht, NL

Bedrijf: GKN Aerospace Careers

About The Opportunity

For our business unit GKN Fokker Aerostructures we are looking for a Quality Liaison Engineer within the NH90 Program.


The NH90 program works, within a Joint Venture Agreement as a Partner Company, together with Airbus Helicopters and Leonardo Helicopters Division, within the NH Industries organization, located in Aix-en-Provence France.


The NH90 Quality Liaison Engineer represents GKN Fokker Aerostructures in the NH Industries Quality Assurance Team securing the programs Quality Assurance requirements within the framework of the GKN Fokker Aerostructures Quality Management System.


The NH90 Quality Liaison Engineer role is to facilitate and support the NH90 business to continuously improve its quality performance. Your challenge would be to focus on the development and implementation of Quality Management System standards, agreed by the NHI Quality Assurance Team, within the GKN Fokker Aerostructures organization.


You are part of

You will be part of the GKN Fokker Aerostructures NH90 program team based in Papendrecht. You will report functionally to the SHEQ Site Manager and operationally to the NH90 Program Manager.

You are responsible for:

  • the deployment of the NH90 program’s Quality requirements and standards in the various sites and through the Supply Chain Quality organisation for the NH90 Supply base, initiated and maintained in a Quality Assurance Plan.
  • represent GKN Fokker Aerostructures in the NHI QAT and approve on behalf of GKN Fokker Aerostructures QMS on changes to the NH90 Quality Management System, securing the NH90 programs quality objectives.
  • liaison with the Government Quality Assurance representatives in the various sites securing the GQA activities as required by the individual contracts. 
  • supporting the NH90 programs continues improvement program, initiated and maintained in a Quality Improvement Plan.
  • report out to the NH90 Program team and to the NHI Quality Assurance Team on achieved quality objectives, required corrective actions and any activity that may impact the NH90 program.
  • report the Quality performance to the GQA representatives on a regular basis as required by the individual contracts.
  • for defining, maintaining and improving an effective non-conformance handling and root cause corrective action process, within the various GKN Fokker Aerostructures sites and the various NH90 Final Assembly Lines.


Your skills and competences are:

You have a Bachelor degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering with experience in Quality roles related to Aerospace industry. You are familiar with quality-, security- and environment systems. 

To be successful in this role you are a strong leader with an independent attitude. You are strong on making decisions and work together with different stakeholders from customer- and operations organization. 

You need to be comfortable with working in a matrix organization.


In return we offer you:

We offer an attractive package including a salary in line with industry standards and an annual profit related payment.



Please contact SHEQ Site Manager Papendrecht on +31 612471131 for more information about this vacancy.