Manufacturing Engineer


 GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

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 opportunity

GKN is hiring Manufacturing Engineers at various levels, with various specializations, and skill sets. We are looking from the level of Associate Manufacturing Engineer to Sr. Manufacturing Engineers in the fields of Product, Tooling, NC Programming, Materials & Processing, Quality Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Configuration Management.

The role description below is a generic profile. Please be informed that we are able to offer a very specific role aligned with your skills, experience and career advancement plans. We therefore look forward to receiving your interest.

As Manufacturing Engineer you support operational improvement and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing superior engineering and problem solving skills. Utilize data analysis and smart thinking to improve existing processes. Accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.


In this role you have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
  • Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production. Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality.
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production. Design these processes with a high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such.
  • Accountable for product development, first article development, configuration changes, build process definition and implementation.
  • Delivers measurable, metrics driven results in line with Operational & Program goals.
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.


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

  • Technical expertise in Manufacturing Engineering, with a professional qualification / background (HBO/university degree) in engineering (Aerospace, Automotive, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical)
  • Experience of managing New Product / Process introduction (industrialisation) & existing production process improvements
  • Ability to influence people, build trust and establish effective working relationships within a global organisation
  • Working knowledge of LEAN processes and practices
  • Working knowledge of machining processes in a production environment is a must for all levels above Associate Manufacturing Engineer. For the more senior roles a minimum of 5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000
  • Good knowledge in English language, both written and spoken
  • Good quality mind-set and strong documentation/reporting skills
  • Good communicative skills
  • Working knowledge of machining processes (milling, mill-turn, boring, honing) is a plus
  • Working knowledge of surface treatment processes (heat treatment, plating, NDI) is a plus

Our 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. Within GKN you get every opportunity to build your career and personal development.

  • A good salary
  • A lot of changes to build upon your career and personal development
  • Besides a good salary we also have some nice secondary job conditions like 27 annual leave days and 13 ADV days a year. Plus travel allowance in case you have to drive more than 10 km.

We would like to receive your application. For further information please contact Michiel Daamen, 06-29422744

Dienstverband: Vaste functie
Uren: Fulltime
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Carriereniveau: Junior of Medior
Trefwoorden: Productie, Werktuigbouwkunde, Vliegtuigbouw, Aerospace, Lean, Production, Aviation, Metaalkunde