KDC Resource has been operating in the aerospace sector since 2002. We work with the world’s leading defence and civil aerospace companies to source and place high quality permanent and contract talent.

Our specialist team have successfully supported our clients find leading talent for roles across: Part 21 J, Certification, Cabin Interiors, Design, Avionics Design, Structures, Electrical Design, Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE), Head of Design, Airworthiness and EASA.

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  • Production Planner

    Our client based in the Bournemouth area is looking for a Production Planner to join their team on a permanent basis.

    The prime responsibility is to create and maintain the master planning as required to meet repeatable and robust manufacturing processes to ensure optimum works order and work centre performance.

    The day to day duties of the role will include:
    • Provide manufacturing information sheets, route cards, bill of materials, building planning structure and manufacturing specification data in accordance with company standards.
    • Develop the most cost effective and efficient solutions that satisfy design to cost and design for manufacture best practices.
    • Specify material requirements, parameters and define suitable methods of manufacture and identity and implement required tooling and equipment.
    • Develop processes to a production steady state standard that meets specification and design intent.
    • Support design and customer reviews and other meetings as required.
    • Support production and quality assurance in resolving production problems and non-conformances.
    • Utilise Lean principles to improve the product, process flow, build cycle and waste reduction.
    • You will need to implement best practice engineering, verifying design as appropriate, identifying required tooling and applying sensible quality gates to ensure progressive production.

    Ideal candidates will have the following skills/experience:
    • Strong communication skills, be mathematically competent and be capable of using computers, operating various software systems such as MRP, MS office and various CAD viewing.
    • You will have the ability to read and understand technical drawings, specifications and related documentation and to have enough grasp of manufacturing materials (composites), systems and processes to be able to conduct your duties.
    • You should be a strong supporter of change driving and applying continuous manufacturing process improvements with a strong problem-solving ability applied through a practical approach.
    • You should ideally be coming with a background of a similar environment.

    Fore more information please call 01202596370

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  • MS Dynamics NAV - System Administrator

    Are you a System Administrator with expertise in coordinating the implementation of the MS Dynamics NAV? Are you interested in supporting the development of a futuristic fleet of autonomous aircraft that will change the urban landscape of tomorrow?

    KDC is working with a revolutionary technology company in Germany that is looking for a System Administrator with experience of managing ERP projects to coordinate the implementation of MS Dynamics NAV. This is an initial 6 month contract to be based in Germany, with the view to extend or become permanent depending on preference.

    This represents a unique opportunity to progress your career in a rapidly growing company that has ambitions to shape the future of travel with state-of-the-art technology.

    You will be:
    • Coordinating the implementation of MS Dynamics NAV
    • Installing and administrating new modules
    • Defining and implementing business processes in the software
    • Administration and integration of further systems such as Product Lifecycle Management and Business Intelligence
    • Configuring programs and systems, managing access rights
    • Analysing departmental requirements and deriving reasonable technical solution concepts
    • Performing workshops/seminars developing technical concepts

    You'll need:
    • Experience in Aerospace or Automotive environment
    • Ideally 3 years minimum relevant experience
    • Experience in installation, basic administration, implementation and introduction of MS Dynamics NAV
    • Some experience in the new version Dynamics 365 Business Central is beneficial, but not required
    • Experience in the administration of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems, ideally Integrity and Windchill
    • Distinct willingness to learn and quickly familiarise oneself with new subject areas
    Hands-On mentality with a responsible, proactive and solution-oriented way of working

    In addition to an exciting career opportunity, our client is offering market-leading rates and an inclusive benefits package.

    If you'd like to find out some more information and see if this is a role which could represent the next step in your career, please click apply or get in contact via the methods shown.

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    Frankfurt am Main
    In line with experience
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  • Mechanical Satellite Engineer

    Mechanical Satellite Engineer

    KDC are sourcing a Mechanical Satellite Engineer on a contract basis.

    ·To provide Assembly Integration and test (AIT) mechanical engineering support based on robust processes, activity control sheets (ACSs) and procedures, for the assembly and integration of earth, navigation and scientific spacecraft.
    ·Supporting spacecraft environmental testing including thermal, vibration, payload deployment, and shock testing.
    ·Supporting spacecraft launch activities at launch site including spacecraft handling and coordination of mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE).
    ·Leading the design, manufacture and procurement of MGSE for use during spacecraft AIT.
    ·Resolving non-conformance to the design.


    Project Preparation Phase -
    ·Support in the creation of documentation required for the production phases, including ACS inputs, work instructions, and procedures.
    ·Support Process Owner team in all aspects of their role.

    Project Operational Phase -
    ·Oversee and support integration activities on the spacecraft.
    ·Writing spacecraft build & test documentation and leading its acceptance until completion of successful integration readiness review.
    ·Leading lifting/ handling of the spacecraft as operations director.
    ·Supporting the AIT Lead Engineer in periods of high workload.
    ·Support process owners with observation resolution and operational activities.
    ·Support in the production of re-work instructions based on project requirements and identify parts and tooling required to carry them out.

    Non-Project -
    ·Design of tooling (MGSE) / build aids for assembly execution
    ·Produce new processes, undertake process improvement and maintenance and monitor process implementation in operations.

    Minimum of HNC level in a Mechanical discipline. A lesser qualification is acceptable if a high level of similar industry experience can be demonstrated.

    •Good understanding and experience of mechanical systems.
    •Spacecraft AIT and Nitrogen purge systems.
    •Environmental testing (Vibration, Acoustic, Mass properties, Thermal)
    •Mechanical integration of mechanisms, black boxes, antennas, solar arrays, mechanical sub-systems, instruments, and payloads.
    •Writing build documentation and resolving non-conformances from an AIT perspective.
    •Understanding of configuration control and as design as built' status.

    Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

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  • Real Estates Project Manager

    Real Estates Project Manager

    The job holder will project manage Real Estate and General Zoning activities in order to achieve operational and strategic company and functional objectives in full compliance with the relevant regulations. You will manage and optimise Real Estate activities within the UK Perimeter and General Zoning Site Master Planning based on business requirements, taking into account legal and financial requirements to manage the investment and divestment of real estate assets, support acquisitions, carve outs, disposals and leasing and renting.

    The main tasks and responsibilities will include:

    •Manage UK Real Estate portfolio to ensure development and maintenance of the strategy for property and real estate, taking into account needs and priorities of the business and exterior factors as well as UK Site Master Planning
    •Project Management and sustaining relationship with internal customers and external stakeholders
    •Management of the clients Real Estate Land and Property ownership in an optimised set-up within the client's majority-owned entities in accordance with the client's governance rules
    •Prepare, draft and negotiate Lease Contracts
    •Design and Develop Processes incl. methods and tools to establish organisational efficiency, smooth work flows and cost savings and risk management, using the ERM process to identify, evaluate, prioritise, maintain, and mitigate the reporting of Real Estate and General Zoning risks
    •Manage the Real Estate Database and Reporting for UK including the Annual update of the RED Database regarding real estate assets and maintaining market trends and analysis and evolution
    •Manage the Transaction Management of Real Estate Recurring and Non-Recurring Payments inclusive of Rent and Rent Reviews, Property Tax (Business Rates), Insurance and Compensation payments from Tenants.
    •Establish and Manage External Professional Services and Resources to deliver Real Estate and General Zoning Objectives.

    We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

    •Degree level qualification (or equivalent) preferable in Real Estate & Property Management, or equivalent discipline or experience in the Facilities Management environment
    •Demonstrated experience of Facilities, Real Estate and Property Management with Finance and Legal issues
    •Project Management skills, a PM certification would be an advantage
    •Previous experience of leading a team

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  • Senior Avionics Systems Engineer

    KDC are currently sourcing a Senior Systems Engineer to provide design leadership on allocated jobs with particular emphasis on Avionics Systems design.

    You will have a strong background in Avionics Systems within an aerospace environment. Due to the nature of the role you will need to currently hold or be able to easily obtain security clearance at SC level.

    Main tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
    •Preparation of schemes for systems design for aircraft, aircraft modifications or projects arising from Customer specifications or approved Research and Development tasks.
    •Liaison with all other technical specialisations with the Design Office in order to produce coherent and comprehensive design solutions and packages.
    •Act as a CVE in an appropriate discipline.
    •Approve drawings, modifications and other appropriate Company documents within the approval of the scope of authority of their individual approval as promulgated in the Signatory Matrix.
    •To liaise with equipment suppliers to ensure that the Company is aware of current and new products on the world aviation market and resolve in-service problems.
    •To manage proving and/or acceptance trials on systems equipment. To fault find and rectify problems found and to prepare test and design office reports.
    •To analyse and decide on courses of action for DQFs, NCRs, Production Permits and Concessions relating to systems engineering.
    •To work in close co-operation with Production Engineering and Production Departments to ensure smooth implementation of design requirements.
    •To provide technical support to the buying department by providing buying lists and approving alternatives parts.
    •To provide technical support and assistance to QA department staff in relation to major fault finding and corrections, as required.
    •To represent systems design at meetings as required.

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