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Capability Development Lead

As Capability Development lead at Fokker Services, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the product engineering team.

  • 1 year contract
  • 40 hours a week
  • 1 HBO+
  • 40 Vacation/ADV days per year
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How you keep the engine running with us

  • Lead, motivate and inspire a team of (6.12) product engineers
  • Cultivate a strong safety culture, committed to continuous improvement in health and safety.
  • Drive and optimize operational execution of the capability development agenda.
  • Define and execute the capability development and improvement agenda
  • Ensure alignment with (CMRO) Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering and Quality
  • Formulate development objective for your team based on business requirements by Product Owners
  • Develop new capabilities, and improving current capabilities
  • Maintain a world class capability portfolio and
  • Identifying new maintenance & repair technologies to improve and development of capabilities
  • Responsible for coordination with Supply Chain and Shop Management to resolve engineering stagnations and queries
  • Partner with cross functional teams to drive performance via continuous improvement

How you are valuable to us

  • BSc degree, or equivalent in an Engineering discipline;
  • At least 5 years of prior relevant experience;
  • High level of generic aviation and MRO knowledge, and ability to translate this into operational and engineering requirements;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret Aircraft and Component Maintenance Manuals;
  • Ability to effectively articulate operational needs to leadership;
  • Experience in functional leadership and leading multi-disciplinary teams;
  • A demonstrated understanding of lean principles and continuous improvement;
  • Demonstrated commercial savviness and understanding of operational excellence;
  • Demonstrated ability in solving complex problems and showing a can-do attitude;
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical and data analysis skills;
  • A demonstrated proficiency in relevant software skills: MS Excel and Access.

Employee Quote

As one of the major independent players in the aerospace industry, we handle a diverse range of aircraft types. From commercial airliners to specialized military vehicles, each kind of vehicle finds its way to us, making our work both varied and challenging

Danny Vos

Danny Vos
Aircraft Mechanic

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We consider diversity and inclusion incredibly important; we believe that everyone deserves a fair chance. As the saying goes, diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance as well. This is what Fokker Services Group stands for

Didier Soesman

Didier Soesman
Talent Aquisition Consultant

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Where you will be working

A company with over a hundred years of experience, innovation, knowledge and expertise coursing through our veins. Our cross-departmental approach and tailor-made solutions are making their mark on the future of aerospace innovation. With our welcoming and friendly culture, we are more than just colleagues. We are a team of friends committed to both fun and development in the workplace. This enthusiasm and ongoing performance development ensures that our employees commit to Fokker Services Group for the long-term. 

We are pioneers and we are dauntless. It's no coincidence that we're a global player in the field of aircraft maintenance and advancement. Together with our keen and initiative-taking colleagues, we work on the most innovative and advanced solutions aiming at creating a more sustainable and optimal aerospace sector. We continue to push the boundaries of possibility. And that's how we make sure we keep aircraft where they belong: in the air! 

What we offer

Working at Fokker Services Group gives you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, with innovative thinking and cooperation with a no-nonsense culture as the core. You will be guided by professional and resolute colleagues, which will give you the knowledge and experience to further boost your career.

We also offer you:

  • A competitive salary matching your knowledge and experience
  • Flexible hours
  • When working fulltime (40 hours), you have 27-29 holiday days and 13 ADV leave days per year
  • A challenging international working environment
  • An insider’s look into the innovative world of aviation
  • A lot of room for professional and personal growth
  • Fun colleagues (trust us, we are not biased)

Ready for take-off?

How we fly through your application 


  1. The telephone interview

Our recruiter will get in touch with you. Immediately providing the opportunity to make each other's acquaintance. 


  1. Initial on-site interview with your prospective manager and a team member

Now's the time to really get to know each other. We look forward to meeting you at our office where we can engage in an in-depth conversation with you.  


  1. Second on-site interview with your prospective manager

Time to get down to the business in hand. You and your prospective manager will delve deeper into the salient points relating to your possible new job and discuss any future ambitions.  


  1. Screening 

ITAR screening is applicable for some positions. Should this be the case, you will be informed in due course.  


  1. Job offer 

Yes please! If both parties are equally enthusiastic, an appropriate job offer will be forthcoming in fitting with the position and your level of skills.  

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