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Quality Systems Lead

Date: Mar 24, 2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

We are GKN Aerospace

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.

Will you become our new Quality Systems Lead?

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.

For this position, it is a must to have a good understanding of the Dutch and English language.

Job 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

Job Qualifications

  • 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)

What we would like to 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.

- The gross monthly salary will depend on your knowledge and working experience. We work with a junior, medior and senior scale, the medior scale for this position: L1 4530,- / 5.467,-
- 8% vacation pay
- junior scale: 27 vacation days + 13 ADV days / medior, senior scale: 29 vacation days +13 ADV days
- Profit-related bonus
- Reimbursement of travel expenses
- Support in personal and professional development
- The CAO Metalektro and the Fokker Manual apply
- Participation in the PME pension fund


You can apply via the button or contact our corporate recruiter contact Tamara Bottenberg (recruiter) via


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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