Senior Engineer – Materials & Processes – NDT UT L3 – 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 and achieved sales of £3.35 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

New vacancy: Senior Engineer Materials and Processes – NDT UT Level 3

Are you a NDT UT L3 Engineer with experience in aerospace or metal bonding industry? Or maybe you have been working at a research institution and you would like to experience the aerospace manufacturing environment? Then look no further because we have a new vacancy for a Senior Engineer Materials & Processes – NDT UT L3. 
As a Senior Engineer certified in NDT UT L3, you are a member of the Materials & Processes team based in Papendrecht. You are a subject matter expert and, therefore, you support the business by performing Non-Destructive Testing in a manufacturing environment on aircraft parts and assemblies to customer and internal requirements using various NDT methods.

What you’ll do

  • Developing / optimizing / maintaining specifications related to Ultrasonic Testing; ensuring they are compliant with all relevant customer, regulatory, and airworthiness requirements,
  • Implementation of NDT specifications (Fokker, Customer, International),
  • Training, Examination, Authorization of personnel,
  • Equipment calibration, qualification of equipment and means, release written instructions, internal/external audits, nonconformances, reviewing sequences of NDT operators.
  • What you’ll bring

  • Certification ASNT NDT UT L3 (or similar), preferably with working experience in aerospace or metal bonding industry, 
  • Good command of the English language, both verbally and in writing,
  • Good reporting skills,
  • Quality focused,
  • Team player at all levels in the company, pro-active attitude,
  • Ownership, results driven.
  • What we’ll offer

    Our organization demonstrates passion for innovation and our employees are rightly proud for what we engineer and build. This is a truly challenging work environment: a role where you contribute as an individual but also as a member of a diverse and international team of experts. At GKN Aerospace, we not only provide you with the tools to perform at the best of your capabilities, but we also support and promote your technical and personal development.

    Furthermore, we offer to you:

  • A gross monthly salary between €5.651 and 6.998,- based on the CLA Metalektro and in line with your experience and qualifications,
  • 8% holiday allowance,
  • 42 paid holidays for full-time employment,
  • Working conditions according to the CAO Metalektro, including an excellent pension scheme (PME) and travel allowance,
  • Profit sharing scheme,
  • A pleasant and informal working environment, in which we work together to achieve the best result for our customers in a pleasant atmosphere.
  • Next to a competitive package, we will offer you a world of opportunities: we want to see your career fly! We will 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!

    Extra information

    Our selection process includes a screening call with our Talent Acquisition Specialist and 1-2 online/F2F interviews with the hiring manager and the team members. We are 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. 

    Part of the selection procedure is carrying out the necessary checks and screenings in order to meet the requirements set by GKN Fokker’s customers, partners and suppliers within the program. The checks and screenings will be assessed on the basis of frameworks set by our Export Compliance & Security department. Every employee within GKN Fokker must ultimately be authorized to give substance to his or her position. Assessment of checks and screenings can lead to the fact that no content can be given to the position and therefore no employment or deployment can follow. The onboarding time at GKN Fokker Aerospace usually takes +/- 3 weeks.

    Be part of our journey!

    *Due to privacy regulations we only accept applications via the website. You can apply directly via the button.


    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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