Product Assurance Engineer – 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 16,000 employees across 33 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

It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.
At our GKN Filton site, we specialise in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft.

We have an new exciting and career defining opportunity for a Product Assurance Engineer to join the team. 
The successful applicant will support on product safety, quality, customer satisfaction and resonate with the GKN One Aerospace quality culture.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Assure and verify product quality planning, realization and delivery activities are completed in accordance with requirements
  • Support Program Management/IPT teams, acting as first line POC for Customer and Governmental Quality Representatives, including relationship management, coordinating product buy off, audits, quality related enquires and issue resolution
  • Support Site/Group/Team leaders in the development and nurturing of the site Quality Culture
  • Provide quality related support and advice to the organisation for the development / improvement / maintenance of Product Safety and Quality awareness through feedback and training
  • Ensure customer, regulatory and GKN system, product and process requirements are identified, documented appropriately, understood and implemented through effective means of compliance, meeting interested parties’ needs
  • Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing) teams to ensure design specifications and production process capabilities are aligned and to define effective process controls and unambiguous product acceptance criteria to enable and ensure product safety and zero defect delivery
  • Support and assure responsive and effective problem resolution through Containment, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action and Verification of Effectiveness
  • Support and assure the identification, understanding and effective mitigation of product and process related risks and opportunities for improvement
  • What You’ll Bring

    We’re looking for someone that has strong skills in defining our organisations culture by setting a quality first tone, you’ll have strong presentation, influencing and negotiation skills and be able to build and maintain trust and effective internal and external working relationships.
    The ideal candidate will also be able to lead and facilitate cross-functional teams.

    In addition to this, you’ll need the following skills & experience:


  • Technical expertise & experience in Aircraft Manufacture or a professional qualification in an Engineering discipline
  • Fluent in English language, verbal and written
  • Desirable:

  • Experience of managing and assuring Product Quality Assurance and Improvement in New Product / Process introduction (industrialisation) & existing Production Realisation
  • Experience of Quality in highly regulated industries
  • What We’ll Offer

    Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

    ⦁ Competitive salary dependent on experience
    ⦁ Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
    ⦁ Life Assurance 8 x salary
    ⦁ 185 hours annual leave + bank holidays
    ⦁ Flexible working hours including the ability to finish early on Friday
    ⦁ Income protection
    ⦁ Shopping discounts
    ⦁ Cycle To Work Scheme
    ⦁ Employee Assistance Programme
    ⦁ Virtual GP Clinic for you and immediate family
    ⦁ A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

    As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

    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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