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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:
    Wimborne Minster
    £60000 - £70000 per annum
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  • Quality Conformance Engineer

    Are you a Quality Conformance Engineer looking for a progressive role in a global company? Do you have experience in the aerospace sector providing quality gate conformance activity? KDC are working on a position that could offer you a challenging role where you would be rewarded with growth and development, careers progression and intricate projects to keep you continuously motivated.

    - Run reports in SAP APD for outstanding Process Orders & Quality Notifications.
    - Run reports in SAP PAC for outstanding concessions (INP / FW / Q & C / R suffix)
    - Review outstanding issues with shop floor / Logistics / MAP / PAC / Procurement & Heads of Business
    - Run regular reports in SAP PAC CAIR
    - Drive down GAPs with MAP / Engineering / shop floor / PAC
    - Able to lead meetings with multifunction / multinational teams.
    - Must be able to interrogate SAP system
    - Strong Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Experience..
    - English: Negotiation level.

    Must be able to interrogate SAP and run reports in excel.

    Proficient in the following:
    Power Point

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

    Job Type:
    £24 - £25 per hour
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  • Workshop Foreman

    KDC are currently recruiting for a Workshop Foreman to work for an Aerospace Precision Engineering company in Poole on a permanent basis.

    The successful candidate must have good supervisory and machining experience within the aerospace sector.

    Key responsibilities:
    • To ensure main work shop (including grinding & manual shop) is adhering to production run list priority.
    • To ensure & expedite production/machines to the start & finish date as detailed on the production run lists/production model
    • To assist in production queries/problems where required
    • To closely monitor and consistently improve OEE metrics
    • To ensure correct practise, legalities and responsibilities in respect of employment and health and safety are maintained & where non-conformance/corrective action is required
    • To attend all production meetings/reviews as requested by Senior Production Engineer.
    • To monitor performance of all workshop staff, recommend training, provide motivation and recommend disciplinary proceedings as appropriate to secure sales and performance objectives.
    • Ensure the security and maintenance of the premises at all times.

    Job Type:
    £25000 - £35000 per annum
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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:
    £30000 - £40000 per annum
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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 Stevenage, and would like to hear from you.

    -Act as focal point towards the supplier for operational activities
    -Active Monitoring & Control of Suppliers
    -Manage Supplier operational performance and drive necessary collaboration as far as necessary
    -Day-to-day manage the supplier from contract/PO kick-off to provide all recurrent deliverables: participate or lead as required to progress meetings/ design reviews/ production reviews, including quality gates, deviation/ waiver process, non-conformance process, change process, supplier surveillance & performance improvement actions plans in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
    -Manage performance reviews with the Suppliers based on VRB outputs
    -Maintain a close communication and coordination with all internal stakeholders to ensure the timely Supplier deliveries.
    -Main interface for assessing and reporting the supplier risks, proposing mitigation actions, implementing with the relevant stakeholders 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

    • 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:
    £40 per annum
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