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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Configuration

Posted 20 Nov 2023
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Preparing and monitoring documentation procedures, standards and guidelines (e.g. procedures for transferring documentation, retention periods, layout and naming standards); recording change procedures; monitoring progress.

From Apache and the NH90 helicopter to the JSF: in the Manufacturing Engineering department, we produce complex components for the landing gear of the best-known helicopters and aircraft. In every project and production process in our department, quality is the key word. In the team (Industrial & System) of Peter Visser we are looking for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer Configuration. Your goal? Provide technical expertise at a local project level for operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing engineering and problem solving skills. Accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.


Provide local project technical oversight for implementation, execution and adherence to product configuration management processes through:

  • Preparing configuration documentations and maintaining the data quality, integrity and security of Configuration Management (CM) database.
  • Ownership of enhancements to existing CM processes through deployment of Lean initiatives and leading global collaboration with other CM teams.
  • Audit the CM database and analyse configuration issues. Implement appropriate resolutions to audit findings and configuration issues

What do we offer you

A challenging position in an innovative and international environment with a rich history in aircraft manufacturing. Our organization breathes passion for engineering and all our teams are justifiably proud of what they develop and build. As a ME Configuration, you will receive a fantastic range of benefits, including:

  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.750,- and € 5.120,- (junior until senior level) based on the CAO Metalektro. On top of that, you will receive various extras, such as a profit-sharing scheme.
  • A one-year contract, with the prospect of permanent employment.
  • 40 paid holidays for full-time employment (27 holidays and 13 permanent adv-days).
  • Working conditions according to the CAO Metalektro, including an excellent pension scheme and travel allowance (from 10 kilometers one way).
  • A pleasant and informal working environment, in which we work together to achieve the best result for our customers in a pleasant atmosphere.
  • Regular activities organized by our staff association.
  • An extensive training program to make your start at GKN Fokker as successful as possible, in which you get to know our processes extensively.
  • Every opportunity to build on your career and personal development.

What you will bring

There are high quality requirements in aerospace engineering. Fortunately, you never lose sight of quality, are strong in accurate and planned work and can communicate well at all levels, from your direct colleagues and senior management to suppliers. Furthermore, you are a team player, you think in solutions and your analytical mind quickly sees what is needed to further improve things.

What else do you have to offer?

  • Technical expertise in Manufacturing Engineering, with a professional qualification / background (university degree) in engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in Configuration Management. Aerospace experience is a plus.
  • Previous experience in implementing PLM systems in an Engineering company
  • Understanding of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000

Proficient in the use of Manufacturing Engineering related software:

  • Advanced user Office toolset. Excellence in the use of Excel (Including VBA)
  • Advanced user of PLM software (Windchill is a plus)
  • Experience in using Project Management Software
  • Experience in using ERP (particularly MRP-II)

We are GKN Fokker

Fokker Landing Gear, part of GKN Fokker, is a recognized specialist in landing gear and related systems. We focus on the design and development, production and assembly of complete landing gears, as well as the repair and reassembly of systems already in use. In doing so, we work on the most famous aircraft and helicopters; think of the Apache combat helicopter, the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and the multipurpose NH90 maritime combat helicopter.

Multi-technology aviation campus

The innovation and entrepreneurship of aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker are still at the heart of our company. In Papendrecht, for instance, we are rapidly growing into a multi-technology aviation campus where we bring together our dynamic production processes. In this inspiring working environment, you will become part of the Manufacturing Engineering, an international team consisting of 22 people, a mix of production planners, quality engineers, process specialists and CAM engineers. In doing so, all colleagues look at the production of landing gear components from their own discipline. We work together to achieve the best quality. You can always approach your colleagues for questions or advice. There is also plenty of room for fun and personal talks, and we regularly organize team outings.

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