Mechanical Design Engineer

Acro Aircraft Seating Limited
28 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical Design Engineer Crawley(RH11) Competitive Salary Acro has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join our fast-growing business! Working within the New Product Development team, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop and deliver state of the art aircraft seating products and technologies. Acro deliver robust engineering solutions that are delivered right first time, on time and to budget. Working closely with the NPD team and wider business this position is accountable for the safe and reliable design of multiple aircraft seating programmes and ensuring regulatory guidelines are met and weight and cost are always considered in the design process. Key Responsibilities; - Take technical ownership for the assigned seating modules and scope out requirements and targets for the project. - Developing composite and component products from concept through to certification and production readiness. - Creating new ideas and investigating alternative materials and manufacturing processes that will always consider weight, cost, robustness and the assembly process. - Verifying designs through calculations and key analysis to validate the product effectively. - Determine and manage priorities, timescales and deadlines and suggest solutions when at risk of deviating from original plans. - To manage and delegate tasks to junior engineering team members. To be successful in this position you will have; - A Mechanical Engineering degree and significant post graduate experience. - Previous experience of working within an aerospace or automotive environment desirable. - Strong experience in the use of CAD for product design engineering - Catia V5 preferred but not essential. - The ability to undertake fundamental engineering hand calculations including stress analysis. - Experience of product evaluation and structural testing to validate the product against the targets set. - Experience in design and development of component or composite structures. - Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques such as composites, injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions and machined from solid. - Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build relationships cross functionally within the business and when mentoring other team members. - The ability to adapt within a fast and pressured and deadline driven environment. Benefits: - Free parking - Regular company events and corporate meetings - 25 days holiday + bank holidays - Pension and healthcare schemes - Retail discounts This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Engineering division and contribute to the leading edge next generation of aircraft seating design. To apply for this position please click on the "apply now" button below. Your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish us to retain your details please contact us directly.
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