Supplier Quality Engineer

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer for our Procurement/Supplier Quality department in Papendrecht. In this role you will regularly monitor the quality performance of supplier and initiate actions depending on the cause of any problem (such as assessments, problem solving activities, etc.) to secure continuous compliance. Manage the supplier quality performance issues, serve as the liaison for suppliers, challenge, facilitate supplier on structural quality, and process improvements.
Take functional leadership and professional development from Supplier Quality Manager.

Job Resposibilities

  • Have frequent contact with supplier to monitor actions within Quality.
  • Analyse and report suppliers’ quality performance and identify improvement areas.
  • Communicate and review supplier non-conformance & escapes; including timely execution of root cause investigation, containment and corrective/preventive actions; participate in 8D investigations.
  • Lead and participate internal meetings in case of supplier’s process non-conformance.
  • Manage implementation of risk mitigation activities and process control systems at supplier, to prevent non-conformance. Support in supplier feedback.
  • Define and propose improvements to the business management system in order to improve the Supplier Quality organization within GKN Aerospace – Fokker Elmo, share best practices between your global SQE colleagues.

To be successful you will bring

  • More than 4 years’ experience in engineering/production, preferably in working with suppliers in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledgeable in wiring – electrical products, processes, technologies and quality requirements.  (Aerospace experience is a pro i.e. AS9100.).
  • Skilled in quality systems, tools and methods (root cause analysis, 8D, etc.), ability to teach & facilitate continuous improvement team events.
  • Well organized and structured with strong skills to work both independently and in a team, can handle pressure and go the extra mile to obtain effective results.
  • Target-oriented and outgoing with good communication and presentation skills (fluent in English, spoken as well as written), tactful and diplomatic in your approach.
  • Experience and skilled with Microsoft Office apps; analysing using MS Excel and/or Access.

What do we offer

We 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. Our organization exudes a passion for technology and our employees are rightly proud of what they develop and build. Within GKN Aerospace, you get every opportunity to build your career and personal development.

Plus, you get a fantastic range of benefits, including:

  • 29 free days and 13 ADV days
  • Travel allowance
  • Profit related benefits


For further information, please get in touch with Michiel Daamen via 06-29422744

Dienstverband: Vast
Uren: Full-Time
Opleidingsniveau: HBO/WO
Carriereniveau: Medior
Trefwoorden: Wiring, Aerospace, Risk Mitigation, Continuous Improvement, High Tech, AS9100