Process Engineer (Composite Manufacturing)

Job description

Be part of an unique growth story!

Join us to help build the leading advanced composites automation and digital manufacturing company. Airborne is a technology leader in advanced composites, specialised in the industrialisation of engineering and manufacturing of durable fibre reinforced composites for Space, Aeronautics, Transport and Marine industries. Via Airborne’s unique combination of skills: our deep and wide composites, software engineering and mechatronics know-how – we enable our customers to unlock their full potential in digital manufacturing growth and create a competitive advantage. We are agile, flexible and think like a start-up. This nimble approach is challenging for many incumbent companies—but it’s at the heart of how we think to build winning positions by developing integrated, automated and connected manufacturing solutions for the composite industry. Together we are a dynamic group of 135 highly educated and passionate employees, split between our headquarter in The Hague Ypenburg (NL) and our site in Lambourn (UK).

What will your days look like working at Airborne?

Anything that has to do with space and aerospace fascinates you. Being part of an innovative company that is in the progress of making composites more affordable and being able to work with unique products is what excites you.

This morning you have a review with the Production Manager to see if everything is going according to plan. Later today you have an appointment with one of our customers to talk about the co-engineering of future satellites. Meanwhile supporting production, by helping them out when there are technical issues or questions.

You are in the frontline of an innovative revolution!

What is your new job?

As Process Engineer you will define and optimise the manufacturing processes. An important aspect of your role will be the support of production: guidance during production, supervising tests, but also root cause analysis and dispositions for non-conformities. Furthermore you will exchange knowledge with other Process and Design Engineers and give support to the commercial department in quotations.

What are your responsibilities?

  • Design and process development for composite manufacturing, including tooling
  • Mitigating risks during design and production
  • Stimulate and support continuous improvements and standardize processes
  • Providing clear documentation: reports, process flows, work instructions
  • Support during the acquisition phase
  • Management of technical requirements

In this role you will report to the Manager Engineering & Projects. You will work closely together with the other engineers (structural, design, CAD), work preparators, project managers, quality team and production team.

Job requirements


  • Min. Bachelor degree in Aerospace- or Mechanical Engineering

Work experience

  • Min of 2 years in a design / manufacturing engineering or production environment
  • Space or Aeronautical environment
  • Experience with composite materials (especially thermoset, pre-pregs) and processes


  • Structural and design knowledge is an advantage
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of Lean and Continuous improvement is preferred
  • Good knowledge of English and Dutch language
  • Being an Independent thinker and taking initiative
  • Open to learn from others

What we offer

Working at Airborne International will give you the opportunity to develop your career by working on highly innovative projects.

We offer you a well rewarding job in an inspiring environment with like-minded and talented colleagues. You will become part of our inspiring company where innovation, quality and creativity are key to meet our company goals. We will give you the opportunity for personal and professional growth, by training, learning on the job and coaching.

Furthermore, we offer:

  • Good primary and secondary terms of employment
  • Generous annual leave of 32 days
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Flexible working hours; you can start between 7:00 and 9:30
  • An office that is easy to access by car and by public transport

A great opportunity to be part of an unique growth story!

Information and Procedure

In case you would like to apply, please send in your application (motivation and resume) via the Apply here button.

We are specifically searching for candidates with a background in Aerospace/Composite Manufacturing, not in the petrochemical industry!

Third party applications are not appreciated.