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    Full-time Position
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  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      October 08,2020
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    Development Engineer

    Job Summary

    For the Technology & Engineering (T&E) department of GKN/Fokker Landing Gear, we are looking for a pragmatic Development Engineer who can define repair definitions for field and depot maintenance. In this position, you translate the new build definition of the landing gear and intermediate gearbox of the NH90 helicopter into a repair definition and consult the right specialists to define practicable repairs.
    Job Responsibilities

    Establishing procedures, methods and work instructions for field and depot repairs within a qualified baseline design.

    Selecting suitable repair methods within the available design definition.

    Define repair regulations permitted within the existing design.

    Writing technical documents that serve as the basis for the content of maintenance manuals.

    Selecting production techniques for maintenance and repairs that are permitted within the existing design definition.

    Candidate Discription

    You are pro-active, self-starting and entrepreneurial, have good communication skills and you are a team player. You like to work in a multidisciplinary environment and are familiar with technology development, production engineering, testing and certification. You are willing to learn and are able to arrange things.

    Bachelor or Master in Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

    Good analytical skills in combination with a practical attitude.

    Affinity with complex technical systems like landing gear.

    Critical mind-set / conscious of quality.

    Capable of writing technical documentation in English.

    Knowledge of materials and processes, preferably in an aerospace environment.

    Affinity with Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul is a recommendation.

    Knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic (aerospace) components is a recommendation.

    Experience in working with CAD applications (CATIA/Creo) is a recommendation.

    (Preferably) 5 years of relevant working experience.


    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 Fokker Landing Gear you get every opportunity to build on your career and personal development. In addition, we offer a competitive employment package, based on the Metalektro collective labor agreement, which includes a profit-related payment and 40 days of leave.

    Fokker Landing Gear (FLG) is part of the GKN group and is active in the field of landing gears and related systems. This includes the design and development, production and assembly of complete landing gears, but also the repair and overhaul of systems in use. With its ± 250 employees, FLG is active for the F-16 fighter aircraft, the Apache attack helicopter, the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and the multipurpose NH90 helicopter. For a Dutch aviation company of this size, we have acquired a unique position in the F-35 (JSF) program based on our design and development capabilities. In addition, FLG has been developing technologies for the application of Polymer Matrix Composite material on landing gear components for more than 15 years. With this, FLG has a leading technology position in the Landing Gear market and we are excellently positioned to contribute to the development of better, sustainable aircraft.

    You can apply via the GKN Aerospace website. For more information about this vacancy, please contact our recruiter Rodney Becker at
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