Experienced Wiring Operator – GKN Aerospace – Hoogeveen

GKN Aerospace

Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities.

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job Summary

If you are a passionate Wiring Operator / Loom Builder, WFS PRO is looking for you! We are looking for Wiring operators to help our client GKN Fokker Elmo build cable harnesses that will be used in different civil & military aircraft platforms. You will work in Papendrecht, the Netherlands.

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 company in design, manufacturing and support of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defense programs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build various (engine) wiring harnesses that are used in different aircraft platforms
  • Determine and/or follow methods and sequence of operations in performing assembly tasks such as wiring, component installation, hand soldering and cable harnessing on assembly units
  • Label assemblies in accordance with drawing specifications
  • Length measurement wiring breakouts
  • Soldering-tinning wire, splices, (lap/hook) connections
  • Perform a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly
  • Monitor and verify quality in accordance with control procedures
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Client. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Job Qualifications

  • Several years of experience as a wiring operator / avionics engineer (minimum of 1 year experience within a wiring production surrounding)
  • Ability to comprehend assembly drawings or written work instructions, and wire lists
  • Good visual perception and ability to distinguish between colors
  • Must be able to obtain measurements from tools such as measuring tapes, scales, etc.
  • Must be able to crimp terminals/contacts onto wires using manual and automated tooling
  • Familiar with basic hand tools, cutters (dykes) wire strippers, hand crimpers, scissors, soldering iron, heat gun.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English
  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the position
  • The ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential
  • Understanding of Lean Principles is a preferred
  • Whats in it for you.

    Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance, we offer you opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary (grade D), pension plan, 27 vacation days / 13 ADV days and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.

    How to apply

    We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

    A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

    Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

    We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

    We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology. ​

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