GKN Manufacturing Engineer in Helmond, Netherlands

Manufacturing Engineer

Country: Netherlands

Work Location: Helmond

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

In the position of manufacturing Engineer, you are in the lead to develop and document the optimum manufacturing concept for a component or an assembly for the lowest possible costs. This is done in close harmonization with the process specialists for e.g. machining and surface treatment. You will document the manufacturing concept in working instructions for operations and will support operations during introduction of these instructions.

In case the initial manufacturing concept does not lead to a conforming product, you will define together with process specialists and the Customer, the way forward for both the non-conforming product and the possible improvements to the original manufacturing concept.

The Manufacturing Engineer is part of the Industrialization team for a dedicated program. This team consists of around 8-10 specialists who work closely together with various colleagues on all levels throughout the entire organization.

You will be based in Helmond, the Netherlands and operationally report to the Industrialization Manager.

Key Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

  • defining the most efficient overall manufacturing process for a dedicated product or assembly (together with process specialists)

  • describing the processes in detailed instructions and manufacturing steps for operations

  • introducing the products and related instructions within operations in a controlled way (incl. training and support)

  • solving/analyzing structural problems in the manufacturing process

  • solving/analyzing non-conformances on products that are still in the industrialization phase and propose rework activity (if required, together with the Customer)

  • providing ME-related input during design reviews (design for manufacturing, design to cost)

Your skills and competences are:

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Aerospace

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field of Manufacturing Engineering and related Production technologies: NC-machining, assembly, measure methodologies, tolerance methodologies

  • Fluency in English and Dutch (pre), both written and verbal

  • Good analytics and problem solving skills

  • Structured way of working

  • Strong communication skills as well as a results-driven attitude

  • Experience with CAD/CAM and ERP-systems (pre)

In return we offer you:

We offer you an attractive package including a salary in line with industry standards, an annual profit related payment and 42 days of leave.

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About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

Fokker Technologies, founded by aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker in 1919, was acquired by GKN Aerospace in 2015.

Fokker’s outstanding people and technologies are now fully integrated into the GKN Aerospace business. The result is a stronger GKN Aerospace business with enhanced market leadership positions, increased exposure to key growth platforms, a more comprehensive global manufacturing footprint and stronger technological offerings. Fokker’s industry-leading capabilities in aerostructures, electrical wiring systems, landing gear and services now sit within GKN Aerospace’s market-leading capabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion

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.