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  • Quality Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM in the Aerospace Industry who are seeking a Quality Engineer to join their site in Bristol! This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate that is keen to progress their career in Quality and Aerospace! This is a contract role of initially 6 months.

    The successful will support operational quality activities for Engineering Fuel Systems Domain (EYU - Fuel - ATA 28):
    ·Measures and analyses the quality performance of Engineering Systems domain in frame of cost of non-quality (CNQ) improvement
    ·Perform root causes analysis for non-conformities reduction
    ·Provides a quality support to systems designers (process & product assurance)
    ·Is accountable to deploy/operate Quality Standards (DFMEA (design Failure mode and effect risk analysis), PPS (practical problem solving) APQP (Advanced Product Quality planning) in her / his perimeter.

    Main activities

    You will be supporting the Fuel engineering systems domain for product & process assurance topics, in close relationship with Head of Domain, change agent & systems designers. Process assurance being essentially based on Process Assurance Review (PAR) and key engineering document Proofreading adherence management.

    The jobholder measures, reports and analyses non-quality items in her/his perimeter and identify the associated Cost of Non Quality (corrective Modification, concessions, Design Query Note (DQN), In-Service fuel system issues :
    ·Define and produce Quality dashboard
    ·Perform root causes analysis on main Non-Conformities recurrence
    ·Propose corrective and preventive actions to reduce cost of non-quality

    The jobholder manages the deployment of Quality Standards within her/his perimeter:
    Deploy Design Risk Analysis and Practical Problem Solving standards by:
    ·Identifying main/critical design issues and risks
    ·Facilitating Risk analysis , Root cause analysis and co-leading Multi-Functional Teams (MFT) with Engineering Technical work package Leaders
    ·Training and coaching Engineering Systems community to quality Standards
    ·Monitoring and reporting risk analysis and root cause analysis deployment status (Volume- quality of analysis)
    ·Perform Quality Check list on Engineering root causes analysis results to assess the adherence to the standard method.

    The jobholder organizes the collection of local best practices and lessons learnt related to the Process and Product to improve quality and efficiency of the domain

    You will monitor that each fuel design modification is correctly assessed in term of technical risk and in term of impact on verification and validation process. You will produce and analyse Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on all design modifications & work in a collaborative manner with fuel designers community to improve current result.


    The jobholder shall deliver the main following deliverables:

    Deliverables related to Quality Standards:
    ·Risk Analysis report and mitigation/preventive actions plan
    ·Root cause analysis report and corrective/preventive actions plan
    ·Feed the relevant tool for recording Risk analysis report and Root cause analysis report and release relevant indicators.
    ·Define and deploy Communication kit and awareness sessions on quality standards to the fuel design team
    ·Design modification adherence checks and Indicators
    ·Quality Checks on main Engineering root causes analysis

    Deliverables related to Non-Conformance / Cost of non-quality:
    ·Indicators on main Engineering Systems Non-Conformities
    ·Engineering Systems Quality & Cost of non-quality dashboard analysis
    ·Cost of no-quality cost models driver improvement
    ·Root causes analysis report
    ·Corrective and preventive actions plan

    Job Type:
    £24 per hour
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  • Cost Engineer

    Are you a Cost Engineer with experience of Electrics and Electronics? Are you looking for an exciting new overseas opportunity?
    KDC is working with a German Aerospace partner working on an exciting new project at the forefront of modern technology. You will be overseeing the development of transparent cost models for all electronics and electric components on a futuristic aircraft.

    You'll be:
    • Responsible for derivation, analysis and optimization of the value stream from procurement and logistics to production
    • Defining cost targets
    • Working with suppliers, as well as the Design, Procurement, Production and Strategy teams to provide the basis for key decision.
    • Setting companywide standards for cost and value engineering
    • Driving design to cost initiatives
    • Monitoring development/cost targets

    You'll need:
    • 3 or more years' experience within cost engineering
    • An understanding of manufacturing processes for electric and electronic components
    • Experience working with Excel (experience with ERP is a plus!)

    To learn more and find out if this could be the next step in your career, please click apply!

    Job Type:
    €45000 - €85000 per annum
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  • Compliance Manager

    Do you have a background in Quality or Compliance management and actively looking for a new opportunity within the aviation industry?

    KDC are currently working closely with an Aviation company that specialise in the design and manufacture for the police, ambulance and emergency aircraft services.

    Due to significant growth and an increase in workload, this company is looking for someone with an energetic background that enjoys tackling problems and the attitude to drive a company forward. This position will offer you the opportunity to carry out internal and external audits and promote continuous improvement throughout the business.

    This position will also offer you the opportunity to;

    • Reports directly to the Director of Compliance
    • Manage and develop the audit programmes for all the current approvals held by SAS.
    • Carry out/supervise internal and external audits to the audit programmes to include discussions with Departmental Heads on root cause for any NCRs raised.
    • Deputise for the Director of Compliance in his absence.
    • Promote the Company SMS.
    • Submit Exposition amendments to the CAA, as required.
    • Authorise company personnel across the SAS approvals, when required.
    • Approve compliance related Company Procedures and disseminate.
    • Promote continuous improvement throughout the Company.
    • Submit occurrence reports, as required.
    • Assess and approve suppliers and subcontractors.
    • Attend and present pertinent information at manager meetings.
    • Provide information, guidance and advice, to personnel, on all regulatory matters when required.
    • Advise the Accountable Manager/Managing Director on compliance matters as required.

    Desirable Skills;

    • Strong understanding and experience working within a Part 21J/G environment
    • Thorough knowledge of Part 145 and Part M regulations

    Job Type:
    In line with experience
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  • Composite Design Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with an innovative aerospace organisation in Munich, Germany who are seeking a Development Engineer in composite structures to join their team on a permanent basis. This position will offer you the opportunity to gain international experience whilst developing new light weight composite structure design solutions.

    Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
    • Creating 2D and 3D Data/Drawings in Siemens NX
    • Release and check of 2D drawings in Siemens Teamcenter
    • Planning and co-operation on structural topics
    • Support for production, customer service, manuals and repair drawings
    • Establishing of manufacturing and verification documents
    • Plan and implement design reviews

    Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
    • Master degree in aeronautical engineering, alternatively a similar degree or an adequate experience in the aeronautical industry
    • Min. 5 years' experience in composite design in the aeronautical industry
    • Good knowledge of MS-Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point)
    • Experience with processes/materials/etc.
    • Good knowledge of the English language required
    • Good knowledge of the German language would be advantageous

    Job Type:
    In line with experience
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  • Mechanical Design Engineer

    Are you a Mechanical Design Engineer and looking for a new role? Are you a passionate Engineer that would like to be responsible for trade-off analysis of payload mechanical and electromechanical design for communication payloads and working closely with systems engineering.

    Specific job responsibilities include but not limited to:
    • Preliminary and detailed design of payload enclosures, telescope mechanical assemblies, high precision actuation mechanisms for space and airborne environments.
    • Design and manufacturing of test equipment, working closely with AIT personnel.
    • Clear and concise technical presentation of work to the team and mentoring/teaching of junior staff.
    • Planning, completing and documenting validation and qualification testing of new designs.
    • Participating in Design Reviews throughout each phase of payload development.
    • Design and create technical 3D CAD models and 2D manufacturing drawings.
    • Managing and meeting cost and weight targets

    Required skills/experience:
    • Extensive experience using professional CAD software (Solidwoks, AutoCAD, other). Solidworks preferred.
    • Experience developing a thermal optomechanical systems.
    • Experience developing mechanical, optomechanical systems for space environments.
    • Experience with active and passive TCS hardware.
    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline.

    Desirable additional skills/experience:
    • Experience performing include Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics analysis of designs.
    • Experience with Matlab and software. Other programming languages are desirable.
    • Knowledge of icing problems in an aerospace context.
    • Proven track record of problem solving for thermal systems in an aerospace context.
    • Experience using simulation tools one of (ANSYS, CFD, Inventor) to simulate complex thermal and mechanical problems. ANSYS preferred.
    • Experience working on Cubesat projects, UAV, HAPS projects.

    What they can offer in return:
    • They work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
    • You will be making impact early and regularly - build your skills, while drive the technology forward and change the world.
    • Bonus and equity for excellent impact
    • Options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home
    • Travel and training bursaries, as needed
    • Gym discounts, cinema half price forever, free phone insurance, shopping and supermarket discounts plus many many more!
    • The buzzing Harwell Space Campus (the UK future answer to Silicon Valley) with regular events on site (networking, workshops)

    Please get in contact!

    Job Type:
    Competitive Salary Offered
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