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Associate EWIS Components assemblies and Testing Engineer

Full time


Are you the next Associate EWIS Components assemblies and Testing Engineer to join the team at GKN-Fokker Elmo?


With almost 2400 employees, GKN-Fokker Elmo is part of GKN Aerospace and stands for a high level of quality, innovation and excellent performance. GKN-Fokker Elmo is a leading player in design, manufacturing and support of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs. Our tools and processes support our customer’s in the development of EWIS. Working primarily at Fokker Elmo’s new site in Papendrecht – The Netherlands, or abroad at the customer (depending on the opportunity), we offer a challenging start of your career within an international environment in which we use state-of-the-art technology in an organization with a unique history in the field of aerospace. Besides that we are expanding our test facilities to perform environmental qualification testing in-house for our customers and to support investigations into service problems and endurance issues.

GKN-Fokker Elmo Engineering performed and is performing EWIS design and development projects, such as amongst others the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), A220, A320NEO, A330NEO, Boeing 787, Aerion AS2, (Hybrid) Electrical aircraft, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) aircraft and numerous aircraft engine programs, such as for instance for all the P&WC Geared TurboFan engine applications (A220, A320NEO, Irkut MC-21, Gulfstream G500/ 600, Dassault F6X, Embraer 170E2/ 190E2, etc.).


As an EWIS Components assemblies and Testing engineer, you will be responsible for supporting the of design, development and validation & verification activities on Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Components and Constructions (components assemblies). This may involve activities in performing trade-off studies, advice on selection of Components, Component and Construction qualification, writing technical reports and working together with our Senior Design Engineers. In this respect you are involved in the creation of test plans, test samples and the execution of testing in our in-house facility and reporting.

Currently we are expanding our knowledge is the area of high voltage/ high power EWIS for (hybrid) electric aircraft applications. You will report to the Engineering Team Lead (ETL) of the EWIS Components & Electronics (ECE) design group within Engineering. This group consists of 20-25 (Senior) Engineers. The place of work will at the GKN-Fokker Elmo Head Quarters in Papendrecht, The Netherlands.

To make sure your future job is the start of a promising career, it’s important that you’re interested the following qualifications for this position:

• Working on different aircraft projects;

• Aerospace Components (Parts and Materials) specifications;

• EWIS (mechanical) construction design;

• High voltage/ high power EWIS design incl. multiphysics;

• EWIS Components- and Construction Validation & Verification processes;

• EWIS environmental testing;

• Root cause analysis/ customer technical issue solving;

• Design processes and methods/standards;

• Configuration management process.


Hard skills

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical

Engineering or a similar subject field; or an equivalent level obtained through appropriate

work experience;

• Communication: Fluent English in speech and writing, ability to communicate clearly and concisely (including technical reports) with flair and forthcomingness. Dutch is a big plus!

Soft skills

• Teamwork: Able to work constructively in a small team taking responsibility for assigned

tasks and willing to support other team members in achieving team targets and deadlines;

• Results-driven: Able to plan own work in line with project schedules, and report progress regularly and timely in the event of issues or delays.


We offer a role within an innovative and international environment of a High-Tech organization, that has a rich history in the field of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs. Our organization demonstrates passion for technology and our employees are rightly proud of what they design and build. At GKN Aerospace you get every opportunity to build on your career and personal development and for this position the package includes:

• An excellent salary depending on knowledge and experience;

• Fulltime contract (40 hours);

• 8% holiday allowance;

• 25 days holidays;

• Commuting/Business Travel Allowance;

• Pension scheme;

• Personal growth opportunities.

• Hybrid work scheme after onboarding period

A pleasant and informal working environment, in which we work together to achieve the best result for our customers in a pleasant atmosphere. Next to a competitive package, we will offer you a world of opportunities: we want to see your career fly! We will support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!


WFS PRO takes care of the hiring process of this position. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Niels Kloostra via [email protected]. If you want to apply, please use the apply button!

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