Manufacturing and Production

The reputation for quality products is a key component of UK industry.

KDC Resource aims to maintain this well-deserved perception by matching the best manufacturing and production staff with the cream of UK business.

Live Manufacturing and Production Jobs

  • 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.

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    £24 - £25 per hour
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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.

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    £40 per annum
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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.

    • 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!

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

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  • Materials and Process Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM within the Aerospace industry who are seeking a Materials and Process Engineer to work on space flight hardware in Stevenage.
    This is a contract role of six months with the view to be ongoing.
    It is a great opportunity to work for innovative organisation and be involved in extremely exciting projects all based in Stevenage!

    Job Profile

    Provision of technical solutions to materials related issues which arise during the design, manufacture and test of flight hardware and the team mission of assuring correct materials qualification for mission specific requirements.

    You will use your Materials Engineering knowledge and experience (properties and applications of a wide range of metallic and non-metallic materials for use in a space environment -radiation, thermal, vacuum) to support both Design and Manufacturing teams, plus you will identify new materials and processes for future applications.

    You will be working within a team of specialists or individually, interfacing with people at all levels - Shop Floor & Project Teams through to Management and Customers.

    Key Tasks

    ·Providing Materials and Processes (M&P) support to Project & Equipment Procurement
    ·Support other Materials Engineers, Graduates and Apprentices
    ·Critique qualification, test plans and data analysis of data and approve test reports
    ·M&P support to R&D activities
    ·Propose and implement activities which will contribute to the M&P improvement plan
    ·Authorise changes to Parts Materials and Processes (PMP) documents
    ·Take part in Materials and Process Review Boards (MPCB) + Material Review Boards (MRBs)
    ·Advise on obsolescence and REACH issues
    ·Take part in reviews at all stages of product design, development and manufacture

    Skills/Experience Required

    ·2+ years of relevant industrial experience
    ·Customer facing and results orientated work experience
    ·Practical application of Parts Materials and Processes (PMP) requirements - ECSS.Q.70
    ·Able to analyse and interpret data, draw conclusions and make recommendations
    ·Facilitation skills for leading problem solving and risk analysis
    ·ESA Approved MIP (Mandatory Inspections Points) inspector - European/US equipment
    ·Excellent communications, leadership and interpersonal skills

    Education & Training

    Material Science or related Science Degree


    Occasional ad hoc UK and European travel will be part of the role

    The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.

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    £28 per hour
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