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Production Lead Avionics

Oude Meer
Full time

As Production Lead at Fokker Services, you will be responsible for managing all operational elements of our repair shop Avionics. You will challenge and inspire your operational team of highly skilled technicians and support staff. You will lead your team towards business goals with a strong focus on performance via operational management and continuous improvement. You will perform (basic) performance analysis and report your results towards internal and external stakeholders. You will represent your team in (cross) departmental meetings/events and actively engage with Operations-, Procurement-, and Commercial-stakeholders to maximize the operational performance of the repair shop.

You will be an active member of the operations team at Schiphol and Woensdrecht and work closely with the Process Engineers and colleagues from the Planning Production and Control team. In this role you will report to the Head of Production, and work together with other Production leads in pursuit of operational excellence.


At Fokker Services Group, our greatest purpose is to exceed reliability expectations, keeping customer aircraft where they belong – in the sky!

An aftermarket integrator with design, production, maintenance, and airworthiness expertise and experience, on which commercial and defense operators around the world rely for the continued competitive operation of their fleet. Unique independent competence for comprehensive sole source solutions with a global presence, with facilities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The Fokker Services Group has a profitable revenue of Euro 250M and employs around one thousand people.


Fokker Services Group has a double-digit annual growth ambition within MRO. You will be challenged to deliver an outstanding operational performance and strong customer focus, whilst investing in the future by implementing new capabilities and technologies. To succeed, it will be mission critical to inspire, challenge, and motivate your team to become that company the best want to work for.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead, motivate and inspire a large team within a time-sensitive and demanding environment;

• Cultivating a strong safety culture, committed to continuous improvement in health and safety;

• Ensure that technicians have the work instructions, processes, equipment, and tools to meet business unit goals and metrics;

• Partner with cross functional teams to drive performance;

• Maintain constant communication with management, staff, and vendors to ensure alignment;

• Develop, achieve, and maintain scorecard of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and presents results to leadership in formal and informal sessions including monthly performance review meetings;

• Contribute to the annual operating plan by articulating your department’s operational needs;

• Actively engage with engineering to develop and implement of new capabilities/technologies.


Experience & Qualifications

• At least 5 years of prior relevant experience;

• General understanding of MRO operations, including scheduling, resource planning, maintenance procedures and quality systems;

• Customer centric with strong communication skills in English and Dutch;

• Initiative-taking, self-directed, with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities;

• Knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements, relevant to the MRO operations;

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret Aircraft and Component Maintenance Manuals;

• Experience in managing operations, including, quality, safety, and operations management;

• Ability to effectively articulate operational needs to leadership;

• Excellent analytical skills and are proficient in using MS Excel and MS PowerPoint;

• Demonstrated experience in managing continuous improvement projects;

• IPMA-D (desirable);

• Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt (desirable).


What we offer:

Working at Fokker Services Group gives you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, with innovative thinking and cooperation with a no-nonsense

culture as the core. You will be guided by professional and direct colleagues, which will give you the knowledge and experience to further boost your career.

We also offer you:

• A competitive salary matching your knowledge and experience;

• When working fulltime (40 hours), you have 29 holiday days and 13 ADV leave days per year;

• A challenging international working environment;

• Company laptop and phone;

• An insider’s look into the innovative world of aviation;

• A lot of room for professional and personal growth;

• Fun colleagues (trust us, we are not biased).


If you feel like you can contribute to the growth of our company by taking up this challenging job, we are looking forward to your application! You can send your application to [email protected]

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