Design and Development Engineer

Acro Aircraft Seating Limited
Crawley, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers , supported by a dedicated team who share our belief - from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support.

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.
  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive
Key Responsibilities;
  • Take technical ownership for the assigned seating modules and scope out requirements and targets for the project.
  • Developing composite 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 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.
We really want to hear from you so don't miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database. Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details. If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

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