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Quality Systems Lead

Date: May 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

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As a Quality systems lead, you are the first point of contact for our customers about quality-related matters. In addition, you offer support to the Program teams with respect to securing customer requirements within the Fokker Quality System. In this position, you report functionally and hierarchically to the Quality System Manager and operationally to various program managers.You will work in a small team with a Quality System Manager, QMS/BMS configuration lead and  2 QA Auditors. 

Your responsibilities

In this role, you have the following tasks and responsibilities

•    Facilitator in first time right resolutions of customer complaints (SPOC for customer)
•    Quality voice of the customer (interface between programs/operations/supply chain and quality systems, with the benefit that risks and opportunities can directly be communicated and translated in the site BMS/ quality system audits)
•    Set-up QAP’s for new programs/update current old versions
•    Yearly check QAP’s on changed customer requirements
•    Guide customer audits on site, preparations in combination with the QS auditor
•    Facilitate customer compliance
•    Connecting programs with quality systems department for 3rd party audits
•    Set up a consistent Compliance Matrix as input for the FAI’s for all programs
•    Facilitate Quality requirements for new programs in line with applicable site BMS


What do you need to be successful in this role?

In order to fulfill this role, we require the following:

•    At least completed, relevant HBO education, supplemented with recognized qualifications in Business Management and /or Quality Management
•    Demonstrable knowledge of the aerospace industry and customer specific requirements for quality management (ISO9001/AS9100, AQAP2100 and related standards) 
•    Demonstrable knowledge of Aerospace laws and regulations and standards such as EASA21, FAA, AIQG
•    Demonstrable knowledge in setting up Quality Assurance Plans, translating customer requirements into own procedures.
•    Knowledge of Business processes, products and applied technology
•    Dutch and English language (both spoken and written)
•    Core competencies: communication skills, writing skills, accurate, self-discipline, facilitator skills

Our offer

A position with a great focus on customers in an innovative and international environment in which state of the art technology is used within an organization with a rich history in aircraft construction. Our organization a passion for technology and our employees are justifiably proud of what they develop and build. We also offer you:
•    Opportunities to further build on your career and personal development 
•    Depending on your experience, your Salary is determined on the basis of the salary scale that belongs   to this position
•    In addition to a good salary, we also have excellent other terms of employment. 

More information

Want to know more?

Please contact Jan Luijten (Hiring Manager) via jan.luijten@fokker.com  or Marloes van Es-Ekelens (Recruiter) via marloes.vanes-erkelens@fokker.com

Do you like to come on board? Apply directly with your CV and motivation via the "apply now" button

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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