Design and Development Engineer

Acro Aircraft Seating Limited
14 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Design and Development Engineer

Acro Aircraft Seating has an excellent opportunity for a Design and Development Engineer with experience in new product development and/or NPI projects and previous experience of working with composite materials and Catia V5 to join our fast-growing business!

Working within the New Product Development team, along with the wider business and our suppliers, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop and deliver state of the art aircraft seating products and technologies. This position is accountable for the safe and reliable design of multiple aircraft seating programmes, ensuring delivery against regulatory requirements, as well as weight, cost, quality, performance and timescales.
  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Free Parking
  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!
Key Responsibilities;
  • Take technical ownership for the assigned seating modules and scope out requirements and targets for the project.
  • Developing product components and sub-assemblies from concept through to certification and production readiness for a variety of manufacturing processes including composites and plastic moulded components.
  • Creating new ideas and investigating alternative materials and manufacturing processes that will always consider weight, cost, robustness and the assembly process.
  • Verifying designs through hand calculations and analysis to validate the product effectively.
  • Determine and manage priorities, timescales and deadlines and recommend recovery solutions when at deliverables are at risk.
  • To work closely with our suppliers on development projects, holding them to account to deliver against agreed deliverables.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate;
  • A Mechanical Engineering or related degree with significant post graduate experience.
  • Experience in design and development of plastics, trims and composite structures.
  • Strong experience in the use of Catia V5, surfacing experience desirable.
  • Previous experience of working within the aerospace, automotive or rail industry preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
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