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Manufacturing Engineer

Full time


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The GKN Fokker Elmo Engineering department is looking for an ambitious Senior Manufacturing Engineer who wants to apply his/her background, experience, interests and ambitions to the
development of future Electrical (Wiring) Interconnection Systems for sustainable aircrafts. Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) is becoming more and more prevalent as part of
electrical aviation. As a result, new challenges arise within Manufacturing Engineering, besides existing ones.


A leading player in the design, manufacturing and support for the Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs.
Their innovative tools and processes support customers and represent a Unique Selling Point. GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components.
With over 15,000 employees across 38 manufacturing sites and 4 Global Technology Centres, they serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.5bn.
GKN Fokker Elmo employs >2200 employees worldwide. 


As Senior Manufacturing Engineer, you define, evaluate and continuously improve the most efficient manufacturing process. You work in close cooperation with design engineers, planners, buyers and manufacturing in project teams. As accurate as you are, you create the Manufacturing Data Package for manufacturing that contains all information to manufacture the products. It contains process and product instructions, bill of materials, harness boards, the production flows with task lists and tool definitions. 

You support the introduction of these Manufacturing Data Packages with first article inspections. You as problem solving and analyzing Manufacturing Engineer define possible improvements in the manufacturing process and the Manufacturing Data Packages in case it leads to a non-confirming product. As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer you report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. You will be involved in training and guiding starting engineers as well.

Furthermore you:

  • Create work packages and instructions;
  • Enter and record changes to product instructions;
  • Make improvement proposals regarding production process, methods and techniques;
  • Supplying required logistical material statements in the ERP system;
  • Support production in other branches;
  • Determine production materials and tools.


  • You have a minimum of Technical College + (MBO+) / Bachelor work and think level
  • You have a minimum of 8 year experience in a dynamic production environment preferably working as a Manufacturing Engineer
    within a wiring / loom manufacturing environment;
  • You are fluent in the English language (verbal and written), Dutch is a big plus;
  • Teamwork: Able to work constructively in a small (multicultural) team taking responsibility for
    assigned tasks and willing to support other team members in achieving team targets and deadlines;
  • You are analytical, quality conscious, pragmatic, motivated and a real team player;
  • 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;
  • Self-learning: Willing to learn and explore, share knowledge with colleagues and improve yourself;
  • Communication: ability to communicate clearly and concisely (including technical reports) with flair and forthcomingness;
  • Project Management; You master basic project management skills;


An innovative and international workplace in a company with a rich history in the field of aircraft construction. The company has a passion for technology and their staff is rightly proud of what they develop and build. At GKN Fokker Elmo, you will get every opportunity to build your career and work on your personal development!


WFS PRO takes care of the hiring process of this position. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Niels Kloostra +31 (0)630681349.
If you want to apply, please send your resume to [email protected] or click the button below.

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