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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

  • 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:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Harwell
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary Offered
    Job Ref:
    J140178
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  • Lead Optical Design Engineer

    Are you a Lead Optical Design Engineer and looking for a new role? Are you a passionate Engineer that would like to be responsible for end-to-end design of optical subsystems as well as simulation development of optical systems from concept all the way through to manufacture.

    Specific job responsibilities include but not limited to:
    • Integration and demonstration for a laser communication terminal.
    • Ownership of design documentation for optical subsystems.
    • Aiding in requirements and architecture definition including trade analysis.
    • Working with AIT engineer to define and implement assembly and integration procedures for optical subsystems
    • Working with AIT engineer to define and implement test procedures for optical subsystems.

    Required skills/experience:
    • Experience designing and developing optical systems within the space industry, using Zemax with system optimisation (Sequential, non-sequential desirable).
    • Experience with optical calibration and alignment, and procedure definition. Opto-mechanical design and analysis for mass constrained systems. Integration of optical systems into products, payloads. Validation and verification of optical systems including testing.
    • Understanding of key performance characteristics of laser, receiver for optical communication. Experience with requirements definition and trade-off analysis for optical systems.
    • Familiarity/awareness of laser safety, regulations and clean room maintenance.
    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in applied optics or Physics (optics) and 3+ years related work experience.
    • Positive attitude and, self-driven and interested in working in a start-up environment. Independent, quick learner, can structure and show initiatives to thoroughly evaluate and solve problems from different angles.

    Desirable additional skills/experience:
    • Hands on lab experience working with IR lasers.
    • Experience designing for manufacture.
    • Strong focus on delivery.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    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:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Harwell
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary Offered
    Job Ref:
    J140176
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  • Lead Quality Engineer

    Are you a Quality Engineer with the desire to progress but without the opportunity to do so in your current role?

    KDC Resource are working with an industry leader on a position that could offer you a challenging role where you would be rewarded with growth and development, career progression and intricate projects to keep you continuously motivated.

    This is an opportunity to be an agent of change and lead a buzzing team Quality Engineers whilst supporting the Quality Manager; all together driving both day to day and continuous improvement activities!

    The successful Candidates will have the opportunity to develop their skill set in the following area.

    ·Deputise for the Quality Manager as required leading the entire team and reporting to Operations Management/Executives as required
    ·Lead the Quality Engineer team in day to day activities
    ·Driver of QE team CI activities
    ·Establish and maintain the internal audit schedule to AS9100 and EASA, FAA and DAOS regulations
    ·Lead and carry out product and process audits ensuring the annual audit plan is achieved
    ·Support the regular review of quality objectives
    ·Participate in and provide support for management reviews and the roll out of the BMS procedures and processes.
    ·Investigate process non-conformances, perform root cause analysis, instigate corrective action and perform 8D's where required
    ·Conduct examination of EASA Authorised Operators and Certifying Staff in accordance with EASA regulations
    ·Develop and maintain work instructions within the Quality function

    Key Success Factors

    Team Work
    Has the ability to:-
    ·Hold leadership presence and the ability to lead the QE team and entire team as delegate
    ·Work as part of a team to ensure Quality Assurance and Control requirements within the Company are met,
    ·Help generate a culture of co-operation and high morale,
    ·Promote the Company's Quality Assurance objectives.

    Change/Innovation
    ·Demonstrates a willingness to question traditional methodology and make recommendations on new ways of approaching problems and improving existing processes.
    ·Demonstrable improvements in related quality business activities
    ·Identifies improvements to processes needed to maintain and improve quality throughout the company in consultation with the Quality Manager and other line managers as appropriate.



    Communication
    ·Excellent Communication, both verbal and written
    ·Relationship builder and stakeholder influencer
    ·The individual is required to exchange information, ideas and views on business related matters concerning the Quality function, throughout the business.
    Analysis/Decision-making
    ·Has the ability to read and analyse drawings, technical specifications and test certificates to ensure that goods received meet these requirements.
    ·Ability to rapidly grasp problem scenarios and run effective meetings with SMART outcomes
    A thorough understanding of Aerospace Standards and Regulations is desirable



    Planning and Organising
    ·Able to plan and organise work to achieve the Business and Quality function's objectives.
    ·Ability to define, monitor, and achieve improvements in department KPIs

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Bridport
    Salary:
    £38000 - £42000 per annum
    Job Ref:
    J140173
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  • Robotic Application Engineer

    Are you interested in working in a Technology Company who are developing some of the most advanced AI robotics and autonomous systems with application to multiple industries?

    KDC are currently working with a company that are offering the chance to work on some of the most advanced technology and software whilst working alongside some of the most skilled engineers within the industry. This company are looking for the best engineers from around the world and are offering a salary and package to reflect this.

    Whilst being based in the London area, you will be the critical link between the software team in St. Petersburg and the UK. You will be involved in rapid prototyping of advanced robotics from concept through to delivery and will be given creative freedom to achieve the company vision.

    This Technology Company are also offering you the opportunity to have a thumbprint on the future of transport by transforming the way in which vehicles are designed, manufactured and experienced through the development of AI robotic technology.

    If you are interested in finding out more then please get in contact through the methods shown!

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    London Arena
    Salary:
    Competitive
    Job Ref:
    J140162
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  • Quality Engineer

    Are you a Quality Engineer looking for a progressive role? Do you have experience in the aerospace sector providing quality support? 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.
    This role will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in the following areas:

    ·Good working knowledge of AS9100, EASA Part 21 G & EASA Part 145
    ·Understanding of APQP
    ·External non-conformance investigations and reporting (including 8D/5Why)
    ·Participate in lean and/or 5S projects.
    ·Generation of internal work instructions or procedure updates when improvements are identified
    ·Presentation skills needed as this role will be customer facing.
    ·Must be willing to travel at short notice.
    ·Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.
    ·Computer literacy, especially Microsoft office.
    ·Must be flexible as often exceptional working hours are required to meet company objectives.
    ·Coordination with customers, suppliers and OEMs

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Salary:
    £35000 - £40000 per annum
    Job Ref:
    J140136
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