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Sustaining MRB Engineer

Job in Papendrecht, Netherlands

Degree level


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Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

1 to 3 years

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Job Summary

Fokker Aerostructures is looking for new colleagues who want to develop themselves to become a full-grown Sustaining Engineer within our engineering community. The engineering community is responsible for the development of our components. Together with the customer we translate the requirements to a preliminary design. In the next phases of a project the detail design will be developed. The engineering team is responsible up to the manufacturing of the prototypes and first serial production parts. But our engineers are also part of the manufacturing support and in-service support. Our engineering community is highly valued by our customers and provides excellent growth capabilities. You are able to grow in specialist knowledge, managerial skills and be in contact with the customers and our other international sites in the UK, Germany or Romania. Also we have several research and development projects where we develop new technologies.

Job Responsibilities

What do I do?

The Sustaining department offers engineering support to operations, supply chain and customers. As a Sustaining Engineer you solve bottlenecks that arise during the production phase. In consultation with the team leader of the relevant production unit you determine what the best technical solution is. You also provide the necessary stress calculations, to demonstrate that the chosen solution meets the applicable strength requirements. Initiating actions to further improve the production process or product design are also part of your job; you work in particular with the production specialists, the representative of the quality department and the design and stress engineers within the engineering community. For aircraft damage that occurs In-Service, you investigate the repair possibilities; record these in repair design, with associated stress calculations.

What do we look for?

You have a BSc or MSc degree in aerospace, mechanical or industrial design engineering. You have several years of experience in designing and calculating metal and / or composite structures.

You perform well under high pressure and excel in a very dynamic environment. You are able to work independently and you have an eye for details without losing the overview. You are tenacious, self-propelling and you have a good knowledge of the English language.

What do we offer?

We offer an innovative and international work floor. We have a long rich history in aerospace and develop next state of the art technologies differentiating future flight.  Our employees share a passion for technology and we are proud of what they develop and build. We have an international footprint offering our engineers to grow in their career, technically or managerial and support their personal development.


We offer an attractive package including a salary in line with industry standards, an annual profit related payment and 42 days of leave. We also have an excellent pension scheme and several collective insurances. You can follow training and courses to develop your abilities further within your job and the department. You will work in an international and innovative environment of one of the key players in the Aerospace Industry.

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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.

1,000 employees

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