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  • Facilities Senior Manager


    KDC are working with an leading organisation within the Aerospace industry who are seeking a Facilities Senior Manager to be responsible for overseeing Facilities, Security and SHE for their Wimborne and Fort Walton Beach sites.
    This will give you the opportunity to be responsible for managing services which are outsourced to third parties and coordinating all aspects of building and facility equipment maintenance, modification and expansion for a prestigious organisation!! You will also be visiting the beautiful Fort Walton Site in Florida as part of your role!

    Desirable skills, qualifications and competencies

    ·Previous experience of Hard and Soft Facilities Management Services
    ·Demonstrable direct people management/ leadership/development experience
    ·Capital Projects Experience essential eg. Experience of new site facilities development
    ·Experience procuring and working with third party outsource providers/ subcontractors essential. Working with procurement to re-negotiate/negotiate contracts for providers for better commercial outcome is essential.
    ·IOSH/NEBOSH certification or membership of a recognised professional HSE organisation highly desirable.
    ·Manufacturing/Engineering/Aerospace FM experience highly desirable.

    The position will give you the chance to develop your skills in:

    ·Managing the maintenance of buildings, infrastructure equipment and grounds for both facilities.
    ·Managing the security team and safeguards classified or sensitive material in accordance with MoD guidelines and regulations. Maintains the facilities List X status.
    ·Managing SHE team and ensuring SHE compliance across the business. Maintains ISO14001 certification.
    ·Coordinating planning, budgeting, design, construction, and modification activities for the facility and its infrastructure and managing project performance to defined schedules.
    ·Managing and coordinates capital and expense purchases within established budgetary guidelines.
    ·Responsibility for personnel management of the facilities department including activity coordination, staffing, and performance management.
    ·Coordinating meeting the facilities needs of external customer departments including Manufacturing, Engineering and other functions on-site.
    ·Act as a company liaison with subcontractors and vendors.
    ·Managing Business Continuity plans
    ·Ensuring compliance with government regulations including building codes

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Wimborne Minster
    Salary:
    £60000 - £70000 per annum
    Job Ref:
    J139930
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  • Electrical Design Engineer

    Electrical Design Engineer
    KDC Resource are working with an leading organisation within the defence industry who are looking for an Electronics Design Engineer to join a currently growing team and to take on the development of the organisations products. The Candidate must be able to communicate with and work alongside a multi-discipline team of engineers and managers.
    The organisation also promotes Research and Development requirements from within, meaning that the Engineers have an environment to suggest additions to current designs as well as brand new designs.
    This role with give you to opportunity to develop your skills in the following areas:
    ·Be active in Research and Development for the organisations current products as well as developing future products.
    ·Create detailed electronic Sub-Assembly Requirement Specifications from an Overall Design Specification.
    ·Create Functional Block Diagrams and Interconnectivity Diagrams as an aid to communicate with the team.
    ·Develop complex concepts and designs from a Requirement Specification.
    ·Design Circuit Schematics and Wiring Schedules
    ·Review PCB Layouts
    ·Keep detailed logs of development process and decisions made.
    ·Design and develop test equipment and test specifications from a Requirement Specification and Detailed Drawing.
    ·Develop creative methods to test electronic sub-assemblies for type approval.
    ·Lead design reviews on sub-assemblies relating to their own design.
    ·Deal with technical enquiries from Suppliers, Procurement and Production.
    You may also be involved in the following tasks:
    ·Interface directly with the sales team and other internal customers; discuss requirements for future projects or to get feedback on current designs.
    ·Interface directly with external customers; discuss requirements for future projects or to get feedback on current designs.
    ·Travel abroad to meet with customers or support the Sales Team.
    ·Create Prototype Models e.g. verroboard/breadboard.
    ·Fault find electronic sub-assemblies with a schematic as reference.
    ·Be requested to work in another Business Unit if there is a specific requirement.

    Apply Now! Or call Holly on 01202596374


    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Poole
    Salary:
    £30000 - £40000 per annum
    Job Ref:
    J139927
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  • Supply Chain Operations Manager

    Are you a Supply Chain Specialist in charge of managing contract execution and supplier delivery performance. Do you control effectively the activities of our supplier and develop a close understanding of supplier overall situation and scope? Would you like to play a key role in the coordination of the multiple interfaces between all stakeholders involved in the supplier operations management (like suppliers, projects, manufacturing etc.). KDC are working on a position for one of our major clients based in Farnborough, and would like to hear from you.

    Responsibilities:
    •Manage Supplier operational performance and drive necessary collaboration as far as necessary
    •Day-to-day manage the suppliers from purchase order kick-off to provide all recurrent deliverables:
    •Lead or participate as required to progress meetings, design reviews and production reviews
    •control quality gates, deviation / waiver process, non-conformance process, change process,
    •implement supplier surveillance & performance improvement actions plans in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
    •Active monitoring & control of supplier
    •Manage performance reviews with the Suppliers based on Vendor Review Board outputs
    •Maintain a close communication and coordination with all internal stakeholders to ensure timely suppliers deliveries
    •Be the main interface for assessing and reporting the supplier risks and propose mitigation actions
    •Implement recovery, improvement and follow up plans in order to secure delivery of the products and services in conformity with contract
    •Ensure compliance with export regulations for all deliverables from suppliers, on a day to day basis


    Experience:
    •Diploma in Procurement and Supply CIPS Level 4 (or advanced stage of study towards this) or equivalent
    •Experience in activities which have allowed you to acquire sound skills and knowledge of:
    •Procurement
    •Engineering
    •Quality
    •Manufacturing
    •Ability to anticipate, assess and mitigate risks
    •Strong communication skills including active listening and empathy
    •Strong negotiation skills and the ability to persuade, influence and convince
    •Procurement IT tool knowledge would be a benefit
    •Excellent skills in relationship building, team building, empowering, motivating others and conflict management
    •Negotiation level of English



    If the position sounds of interest, please send your CV's through and call Eugene on 01202 596366.

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Farnborough
    Salary:
    £30 per month
    Job Ref:
    J139915
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  • Senior Aircraft Structures Engineer

    Do you have a wealth of knowledge in Aircraft Interiors? Are you looking to gain international experience? Then this could be for you!

    KDC are currently looking for experienced Deputy IPT Lead with a background in Structures and Interiors of aircraft so support the development of a new aircraft.

    The Deputy IPT Lead will partner the current Interiors & Structures Director to manage all aircraft level integration and design activities for major Structures, Aircraft Interior and installation components. The responsibilities cover Structure Design integration, supplier management, test and change management. Each Structural and Interiors element and associated function shall meet design closure and maturity that meets the Aircraft Specification and criteria necessary to certify the aircraft design and entry into production

    You will be responsible for integrating all the engineering activities to integrate the Structure design and system installation into the aircraft and the Interior Cabin Safety activities.

    Background
    • 20+ years of aircraft structure or aircraft interiors experience.
    • Senior Management Leadership experience is mandatory with demonstrated skills including:
    oStrong communication and people management
    oTeamwork at all levels
    oNegotiating/influencing skills,
    oAbility to balance strategic with operational issues while overseeing team

    If you would like to find out more information, please get in touch or click apply!

    Keywords:
    EASA, Certification, Aircraft, Structures, Cabin Interiors, Cabin Safety, DOA, Part 21 J, Design, DO160

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Nagoya
    Salary:
    DOE
    Job Ref:
    J139904
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  • Lead Manufacturing Engineer

    KDC Resource are working on an exciting opportunity with a leading Space and Defence company based in Portsmouth who are seeking a Lead Manufacturing Engineer to join the team on an initial 6 month contract.

    This position would be ideal for a manufacturing engineer with experience in an electronic engineering discipline within the space, aerospace or military sector.

    Acting as the main technical Manufacturing interface, you will be accountable for:
    • Managing all aspects of New Product Introduction to Manufacturing and Facilities for areas of responsibility, ensuring that all technical, programme and cost issues are executed according to the company standards and customer satisfaction.
    • Delivering all Manufacturing Engineering inputs (work instructions, routings, cost models, proposals etc) in line with the business processes.
    • Identifying any Manufacturing facility or capability limitations preventing successful project completion and work across the team to resolve the issues.
    • Providing manufacturing technical support to problem solving activities including NCRs, IRB/NRBs and Kaizans.
    • Identifying operational performance and technical risks through systematic monitors and propose mitigations/resolutions.
    • Delivering continuous improvement activities to progress the capabilities of Manufacturing and ensure the ongoing competitivity of the Product Line.
    • Champion implementation of Design for Manufacture and Assembly methodologies for New Product Introduction demanding use of standard and qualified processes as much as is possible.
    • Implementing / conforming to all Company health, safety, environment and statutory policies within the Manufacturing organisation.
    • Implementing the Product Line Manufacturing strategy.

    Required experience, skills and qualifications:
    • Degree or equivalent professional experience.
    • Experience and knowledge of high reliability electronics, surface mount assembly and RF products.
    • Familiar with all aspects of the project life cycle from design to production, including formal reviews, programme control, risk management, cost control.
    • General awareness of Manufacturing Systems (CAD, CAM, Manufacturing Execution System, SAP, Technical Publications, etc.) relevant to the business.
    • Experienced in working within a matrix structure. Demonstrable team-working skillset.
    • Proactive, with the proven ability to implement change to the benefit of the business.

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Salary:
    £0 - £30 per hour
    Job Ref:
    J139918
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