Tooling Engineer – GKN Aerospace – Hoogeveen

GKN Aerospace

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Accountable for tooling and fixture maintenance, rework, refurbishment, new tooling and fixture design, fabrication, analysis and continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
  • Responsible for the development of technical solutions to complex problems within GKN Aerospace, our customers and suppliers.
  • Deliver technical support of manufacturing process development and integration for production.
  • Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.
  • Accountable for developing and maintaining tools standard work and procedures.
  • The implementation of tooling, from original concept through to production. Design this tooling for high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such.
  • Accountable for tool fabrication quotes, tooling input for new product quotes, tooling configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, and implementation.
  • Accountable to develop full blue prints sets according to ANSI Y14.5 and GD&T and ensure the parts or tooling designs are feasible.
  • Accountable to resolve or mitigate ant tooling issues (Technical, Timing or Cost).
  • Create and deliver technical trainings for Production Personnel on tool usage instructions.
  • Responsible for the development of NC Programming solutions for high degree of process capability utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite to demonstrate as such.
  • Job Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess at least Bachelor’s Degree/Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Degree in Engineering (Mechanical), Engineering (Aviation/Aeronautics), Engineering (Metal Fabrication/Tool & Die/Industrial Engineering)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in tools/fixtures design and fabrication or precision engineering industry.
  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ANSI, GD&T and ISO.
  • Competent in design software (Solidworks, AutoCAD, NX Unigraphic or Inventor).
  • Experience in tools/fixtures fabrication process (CADCAM, CNC Programming or Molding).
  • Fluent in English language, both written and spoken.
  • Participates in activities within a global technical community and understanding of the interface with broader business functions
  • Develops working relationships through team work, influencing, leadership, coaching and personal drive to succeed.
  • For internal candidates, the foundation of the ME Academy must be completed and training initiated to become a Zero Defect Practitioner and 6σ Green Belt. External candidates to demonstrate equivalent capability in problem solving and process control
  • Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

    As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

    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.

    GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

    We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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