GKN Aerospace Reliability Engineer Representative in Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Reliability Engineer Representative

Country: Netherlands

Work Location: Hoofddorp

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

The objective of this position is to monitor and improve the performance of aircraft components globally managed by Fokker Services, such as ABACUS programs and Repair Management. To do this, you worktogether with customers to improve the reliability of their fleet and the component maintenance programs. You perform root cause analysis and identify corrective and prioritized actions to improve the reliability of repairable aircraft components. Furthermore, you create improvements and implement them in a cost effective way - for instance, by defining, developing and implementingthe next steps of Condition based maintenance and integrated services for Fokker Services.

You will be working for the product support group at our facility in Hoofddorp. This locationhas 2 fulltime vacancies for Reliability Engineer Representatives for our Bombardier CRJ and Dash 8 power by the hour programs.

Key Responsibilities

Your responsibilities are:

  • Work closely together with customers on (component) reliability improvements for their fleet and our availability programs;

  • Provide customers, suppliers and the internal organization with reliability performance insights/reports;

  • Translate component performance into system behaviour and aircraft availability;

  • Support the Repair Management with advices and support on a technical level;

  • Continuously evaluate trends to monitor the effect of improvement actions.

Your skills and competences are:

To succeed in this role, you have obtained a HBO degreeor working and thinking level (in a technical field). Also, youhave 5 to 10 years of experience in a technical, analytical role. You have a passion for technology, showing technical and creative knowledge and expertise. Youhave the ability to develop conclusions to complex analysis of aircraft systems, component and computing problems and show a “balanced” view, making effective use of all available information.Other important requirements are:

  • You have knowledge of reliability processes and analytical tools such as FMEA and RCA;

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access based analysis and reporting tools;

  • Experience with Bombardier platforms CRJ and/or Dash 8 is a preference;

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Dutch;

  • You are able to develop and maintain good relationships with customers, suppliers and your colleagues;

  • You are a self-starting and proactive professional who can handle multiple assignments simultaneously;

  • Willingness to travel.

In return we offer:

We offer an attractive package including a salary in line with industry standards, an annual profit related payment and 40 days of leave.


Please contact Vincent van Vliet (Teamleader Product Support) on088 - 6280551 or Anita van Loon (HR Consultant) on088 - 6280315 for more imformation about this vacancy.

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.

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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.

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