- FEM Stress Engineer
Due to rapid expansion, KDC are looking for highly skilled FEM Engineers to come on board their team. The group you will join work across a variety of stress analysis projects on the Airbus flagship programme the A350XWB. These are permanent positions and for successful candidates, KDC can offer a supportive and flexible environment. There will be potential to progress your career with potential routes to gaining signatory and team lead positions. The role will offer the opportunity to develop your skills across different wing areas such as, wingtip, leading edge, trailing edge, spar and ribs across the following areas. ·Checks of verification of FEM activity to Airbus Procedure ·Checking verification reports to Airbus procedures ·General FEM tasks such as model creation, model interrogation, updates, and reruns for additional input or output may be necessary, but it is expected that a majority of the task is in checking models created elsewhere. Candidate's will need to have a number of the following skills and will get the opportunity to develop the full skillset below. ·Minimum of 5 years Aircraft Structures experience ·3 years' experience in Finite Element Modelling (FEM) gained within the Airbus supply chain ·High levels of experience are required in the following - Nastran, Patran and Hypermesh For more information please contact Lauren on 01202596370 Keywords: FEM, Hypermesh, Finite element modellingRead more
- F&DT Stress Engineer
Due to a large project win within our KDC Projects Group, we are currently seeking a number of high quality Fatigue and Damage Tolerance F&DT Stress Engineers to join our team. The group you will join work across a variety of stress analysis projects on the Airbus flagship programme the A350XWB. These are permanent positions and for successful candidates, KDC can offer a supportive and flexible environment. There will be potential to progress your career with potential routes to gaining signatory and team lead positions. The role will offer the opportunity to develop your skills across different wing areas such as, wingtip, leading edge, trailing edge, spar and ribs across the following areas. ·Assessment of damages reported from test and their impact on the structure using ISAMI and other Airbus F&DT methodologies. ·Other general F&DT tasking as appropriate to the A350 CPD environment, critical fatigue life calculations, damage tolerances etc. ·Writing Stress reports in Airbus Stress Dossier format. ·FEM interrogation and potential modification and returns. Candidate's will need to have a number of the following skills and will get the opportunity to develop the full skillset below. ·Minimum of 5 years Aircraft Structures experience. ·3 years' experience in Fatigue & Damage Tolerance (F&DT) gained within the Airbus supply chain. ·ISAMI F&DT Modules ·Nastran ·Patran ·Stress Dossier reporting The following skills would be highly advantageous: ·Hypermesh - and / or meshing experience. ·Test correlation in an Airbus environment. ·Airbus F&DT procedural knowledge ·Airbus FEM Process and procedural knowledge. For more information please contact Lauren on 01202596370 Keywords: F&DT, Fatigue and Damage ToleranceRead more
- Materials & Process Engineer - Functional Surface
Have you got a background in Materials & Processes and looking for a new challenge in a beautiful part of the world? Then this could be for you. KDC are currently working with an exciting and innovative company based in Switzerland, involved in the development and production of a new single engine Helicopter. They are currently looking for a motivated and dynamic Materials and Process Engineer to join the team, supporting the design engineers in selecting a functional surface for metal applications. Your responsibilities: • Evaluate and qualify suppliers for surface treatments • Development of surface protection processes together with potential suppliers • Writing technical process documents for functional surfaces • Setup test programs in accordance with CS27 requirements, RTCA/DO-160G and MIL-STD-810G • Coordination of corrosion, aging, tribology and abrasion tests with external and internal test laboratories • Documentation of test results in compliance with certification requirements Your qualifications: • Hold a degree in Materials Science/Mechanical or Chemistry Engineer with specialization on Functional Surface Engineering. • Relevant experience in corrosion protection, aging protection, tribology and abrasion, surface treatment and test methods • Further you have knowledge in bonding technologies (adhesives, sealants etc.) used within the aviation industry For more information please don't hesitate to get in touch or click apply!Read more
- Materials& Process Composite Lead
Have you got a background in Composite Materials & Processes and looking for a new challenge in a beautiful part of the world? Then this could be for you. KDC are currently working with an exciting and innovative company based in Switzerland, involved in the development and production of a new single engine Helicopter. They are currently looking for a motivated and dynamic Lead Materials and Process Engineer to join the team, providing guidance and mentorship to the Composite Engineers, Test Engineers & Interns. Responsibilities: • Identify all composite topics in close cooperation with Design, Stress & Fatigue, Production, Purchasing and Quality • Development and management of material, process and handling specifications • Setup, coordinate and oversee the material qualification tests according to CMH17, CS27 and corresponding ASTM standards • Monitor and report all ongoing composite activities and budget status to the M&P Team Leader • Present achieved project results within PDR, CDR and project meetings • Determination of suitable non-destructive test (NDT) methods Your qualifications and experience: • Degree of Studies in Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science with specialization in Composites • 3 or more years relevant experience, preferably in Aerospace sector • Strong background in processing of composite materials (Prepreg-Technology, sandwich constructions, vacuum infusion, etc.), particularly within a production environment. • Furthermore you should have knowledge in joining technology used within the aviation industry (Bolting, Riveting, Bonding, etc.). Experience in Bonding Technologies or a European Adhesive Engineer would be an advantage. • Experience of interactions with material suppliers and part manufacturers is advantageous • Good Knowledge of NDT for composite parts For more information please don't hesitate to get in touch or click apply!Read more
- Manufacturing Engineer
Are you a Manufacturing / Production Engineer looking to work for a large OEM that will provide learning and development opportunities? Would you like to work in a busy environment with a constant flow of major NPI programmes coming online? To be successful in the role you will need to meet the following criteria ·Manufacturing production experience for a large OEM or Aerospace organisation. ·Exposure to process improvement. ·A degree or progressive background in Mechanical Engineering (CNC Programmer / Assembler / Fitter). Suitable applicants will be on a career path towards a supportability role (Reliability / Safety), Project Engineering or Senior Production. To discuss this role call Jeantene now on 01202 596371.Read more
- Senior Design Engineer
KDC are looking for Equipping Design Engineers for a 6 month contract for their client based in Stevenage. Equipping is a multiproject team within the Mechanical Platform group which performs the detailed design of geosynchronous communications spacecraft. Equipping drawings define the detailed installation of non-structural (mostly thermal) components on the spacecraft, including heatpipes, paint, Detailed Activities ·Organising regular interface meetings and negotiating with system teams to agree and track data deliverables. ·Checking the design office output (drawings, 3D models etc.) and being responsible for the release of drawings to AIT with sign-off as defined by the appropriate design delegation matrix. ·Driving activities to ensure all AIT inputs from the Equipping Team, including drawings, are provided on-quality, on-cost and on-time. ·Managing and providing technical guidance to the Equipping Team design office. ·Producing the documentation necessary to justify and validate the hardware if required. ·Supporting team meetings and other reviews as required by the Equipping Team Leader. ·Managing relevant work-packages and providing input for the control of costs as required by the projects. ·Contributing to improvement and development activities. ·Developing expertise within certain aspects of equipping if required (e.g. heatpipe stock control, Multilayer Insulation Technology etc.) Essential Good verbal and written communication skills. Good team working skills. Good industrial experience within a relevant engineering field. Understanding of PDM systems Desirable Knowledge of Catia V5 and Windchill Education A degree or other suitable qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.Read more
- Quality Manager
Modernisation Project for a Game Changing Quality Manager Are you lacking support to make Quality a driving force within your business? Have you recently finished a transformation project, ready for someone else to nurture in steady state? Do you want a challenge that is going to draw on all of your skill and experience? The Role You will be the Quality Manager forming part of a strong Senior Management Team. The Journey You're remit will be to overhaul and modernise the way the Quality Management System functions within the business. You'll have the full support of the leadership team working in an environment where modernisation is needed and embraced. The Rewards There is a body of work to be completed & succession of challenges to fulfil you, professionally. You will be working for a profitable business that has a clear plan to develop over the next period of time. SME, Cross functional role with a license to implement change at a fast pace. No slow moving corporate wheels or bureaucracy to battle against. Remunerated up to £50,000, early finish on Friday. If you are interested in this project & meet the following criteria, give me a call 01202 596362. Quality Management Systems Leadership experience in an engineering business. Managed transformation rather than steady state. Well versed in ISO Quality and a keen practitioner of quality philosophies. High Energy and personable with a track record of leading change.Read more
- Software Test Engineer
KDC are currently looking for a Software Test Engineer to be based in Wimborne. Overview: The Integration & Test team at CMS is responsible for a number of activities: • Hardware & Software Integration • Development of test infrastructures, both Hardware & Software. Day to day responsibilities: The roles involve developing test software and hardware, developing tests, running tests and analysing test results. Hardware & Software integration testing is performed using released software builds running on production representative hardware. The tests are written in TestStand and run on in-house development test equipment. The items under test are avionics hardware and embedded software and hence experience of avionics interfaces (e.g. ARINC, 1553, CANBUS) is advantageous. All software (including test equipment) is developed to DO-178B standards. Required skills & experience: Software test will be running on Teststand and Labview, so experience of these products is essential Software Requirement Testing experience required. Hardware and Software integration testing. Should have experience working on safety critical software. Hardware & Software integration testing is performed using released software builds running on production representative hardware. The tests are written in TestStand and run on in-house development test equipment. The items under test are avionics hardware and embedded software and hence experience of avionics interfaces (e.g. ARINC, 1553, CANBUS) is advantageous. All software (including test equipment) is developed to DO-178B standards. All candidates are expected to have the following: • A proven background in testing using a formal process. • Attention to detail & a methodical approach • Experience in a laboratory environment and use of equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, logic analysers, emulators etc. • General PC skills, in particular Word, Excel etc. • A good understanding of hardware.Read more
- Avionic/Electrical Fitter
KDC Resource is currently seeking a Avionic/Electrical Fitter for an immediately available opportunity with a market leader in the Aerospace sector. The main objective for this role is the overhaul, assembly and instillation of landing gear wiring harnesses to a very high standard on civil aircrafts. It is the responsibility of the successful candidate to ensure high quality on a right first time basis in a timely manner for the bench manufacture of wiring looms through to their instillation to the gear and subsequent function testing. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Management of consumable items • Working to a precise work schedule • Liaising with associated departments • Awareness and understanding of responsibilities in the company's environmental procedures. • Following safety and environmental regulations and company procedures • Maintaining practical experience record book It would be preferred if applicants have a minimum of 5 years working in an Airline/Aviation related environment; also to be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the legislative and quality system requirements. An emphasis is placed upon those applicants that have served within EASA/FAA approved Organizations. Mandatory Training requirements: Generic - • Aviation Legislation Training • Company induction • Human Factors Training • Manual Handling • IQ MOVE User training • Basic technical training Job Specific - • EWIS Training (level 1&2) • CRS Training (as required) • Ladder/step ladder awarenessRead more
- Project Manager (Aerospace)
Project Manager, Bristol KDC are working with an Aerospace Specialist organisation that have an opening on the team for a Project Manager. As the Project Manager, you'll be responsible for the ownership of the project deliverables, working with two experienced Technical Leads, a Project Coordinator and a team of Engineers. Candidates who meet the following criteria are invited to apply Experience of aerospace structures. Aerospace experience working with an Airbus, Supply Chain Partner or Risk Partner. Project Management experience. To discuss this opportunity call Jay Hannen now 01202 596362Read more
- Airworthiness Engineer
Are you an Aerospace or Defence Engineer looking for your next contract role? Do you have the ability to write and edit operational, airworthiness and maintenance documents? KDC are supporting a leading, global aerospace engineering company who are in search of an Airworthiness Engineer to assist in the development and delivery of the engineering airworthiness capability of their complex electro-mechanical products. To be successful in this role you will need to meet the following criteria. - Experience as an Airworthiness Engineer in an Aerospace environment - Knowledge of the air worthiness process - Familiarity of EASA Part 21 and 145 regulations You will be working for an organisation that recognises and rewards excellence. The role is based on the South Coast, commutable from Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. For more information on this role please call Kenny Kamara on 01202596369 * Please note unfortunately, we're only able to consider applications from people who have current "right to work in the UK" status via citizenship or a current valid visaRead more
- CATIA V5 Design Checker
KDC are looking for experienced Design Checkers for a contract opportunity to be based in Bristol. The contract itself will involve working on the A350 CPD wing as well as other various work packages. This is an initial 6 month contract with potential for it to be extended for the right candidates. Tasking involves ·Modification of existing drawings/generation of new drawings as required ·Generation of supporting change documentation ·Attending technical reviews Key experience and skills ·Signatory or TAC form ·CATIA V5 ·Experience in a relevant field ·Airbus VPM/PDM certificates to confirm you have completed the training. For more information please contact Lauren on 01202596370Read more
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Dorset EMC Highlights Funding Opportunity for Employers
Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the Dorset Engineering and Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) meeting at Bournemouth University. The meeting was held in the impressive new Fusion Building at the Talbot Heath Campus. It was a breakfast meeting, but as ever the University eased the pain by providing bacon butties and pastries. The first speaker was Dr Philip Sewell, Head of the Design & Engineering Department. He gave an overview of the courses available at the university and some of the interesting projects they have collaborated with industry on. Of particular interest was the announcement that the university will be offering an Apprenticeship Degree from September 2018, which will be fundable from the apprenticeship levy. It was also encouraging that the University would like to hear from industry to help them shape their courses for the future to ensure students are experience in the right way for the workplace. Second up was Simon Edmonds who is the Director of Manufacturing and Materials at Innovate UK. He outlined how Innovate UK supports UK Manufacturing by linking businesses with academics, government, funding and commercial opportunities. Paul Brookes, Head of Product Development at Siemens in Poole came next. He gave a very informative presentation on collaboration in engineering projects, highlighting the dos and don’ts for a successful collaborative project, with some interesting examples proving that the world of traffic management is more than switching traffic lights from green to red. Following the formal conference there was an opportunity for a tour of the newly opened Engineering Facility at the University. It was great to see the University’s commitment to engineering being confirmed by the significant investment they have put into this new facility. The opportunity for students to get hands on experience will back up the academic work done by the university and should ensure well round graduates, preparing for real world jobs. If you would like more information about the Dorset EMC please visit their website here.
SpaceX’s Blooper Reel Shows How Far The Company Has Come
We all know Elon Musk’s SpaceX as a very slick operation, pushing the technical envelope by introducing reusable rockets and redefining the economics of the space industry. But this well-won reputation was despite significant hiccups in the SpaceX journey. These hiccups have been documented in a blooper reel of all of SpaceX’s crashes over the years by Musk himself, a master stroke for SpaceX PR. Of course, SpaceX learnt an awful lot from the failures and the fact that they occurred helped the company to achieve everything that it has done over the last few years, and the SpaceX brand is helped by the ability to poke fun at itself. Also, the fact that such a video now exists for our viewing pleasure is surely a positive!
National Shipbuilding Strategy Will Deliver New Royal Navy Frigates
A new National Shipbuilding Strategy has been released by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon that includes adding Type 31e frigates to the Royal Navy. This strategy is based on the independent report written by Sir John Parker that proposes a transformation of shipbuilding in the UK. Parker's recommendations have been accepted by the government. The main recommendations of the report are to radically change the procurement of ships for the Royal Navy, improve competition in the UK shipbuilding industry, expand the Royal Navy fleet over the next two decades, boost maritime exports and enhance innovation and jobs across UK industry. In addition, five Type 31e Frigates will be built at a maximum costs per frigate of £250m. They will begin service in 2023. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: “This new approach will lead to more cutting-edge ships for the growing Royal Navy that will be designed to maximise exports and be attractive to navies around the world. “Backed up by a commitment to spend billions on new ships, our plan will help boost jobs, skills, and growth in shipyards and the supply chain across the UK.” Sir John Parker said: “I am very impressed by the courage that the Secretary of State has shown – and the Government – in adopting my recommendations, which were very extensive, and will change the shape of naval shipbuilding over the country in the future. “The next challenge is to come up with a world-leading design; one that can satisfy the needs of the Royal Navy and the export market. We have the capability to do that, the will is there and it is a tremendous opportunity for UK shipbuilding." Read the full publication here.
Meet HMS Forth, the Royal Navy’s Newest Patrol Ship
HMS Forth, one of five cutting edge warships commissioned by the Royal Navy to upgrade the fleet, has left Scotsoun after spending 11 months there being fitted out. The patrol ship has sailed down the River Clyde for the first time and is soon scheduled to begin sea trials. Forth is the first of five ships in its Batch 2 River class offshore patrol vessel, and updates the existing Batch 1. Each ship in the class will carry a 30mm main gun, two miniguns, four machine guns, two Pacifica 24 boats and a flight deck. This new format means that the Batch 1 and Batch 2 are from the same family but have a very different design. HMS Forth’s Commanding Officer, Commander Bob Laverty, said "Today marks a key moment in the generation of the ship and it is extremely exciting to be on board. Forth boasts state-of-the-art equipment, and my Ship's Company are looking forward to developing their knowledge of the systems on board with their industry counterparts." Lt Tom Sleight, Forth's Navigator, commented that "The design provides a lot more operational flexibility with the large flight deck and space for the embarked force." "These ships will be able to conduct all of the fishery protection and domestic security duties currently undertaken by the squadron but will now also provide far more capable platform for deploying overseas such as when Mersey provided support to migrant operations in the Mediterranean or Severn and Mersey on Atlantic Patrol North." "They are going to be extremely capable ships when compared with their predecessors."