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

  • Technical Author

    Do you have a background in Technical Authoring? Do you want to work in a beautiful part of the world? Then this could be for you.

    I am currently looking for Technical Authors for a company based in Switzerland. The client design, manufacture and install customer equipment for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft.

    You will be responsible for the creation and revision of instructions for continued airworthiness documents in accordance with ATA100 specifications, including flight manual supplements, operations manuals, installation manuals, wiring diagram manuals etc.

    With previous experience as a technical author within the aviation industry with good Microsoft skills and an understanding of FrameWork would be idea.

    I am also working on a number of other Technical Authoring opportunities in other parts of Europe if Switzerland is not for you!

    For more information click apply!

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  • Production Scheduler

    Production Scheduler

    Our global, industry-leading defence and space client is in need of a Production Scheduler to work within the Assembly, Integration and Test group (AIT). You would be responsible for inputting and maintaining production schedules, optimising factory resources, ensuring bottleneck resources are recognised and addressed, issuing documentation in accordance with the weekly report cycle etc.

    Your role would be essential for achieving the completion of AIT projects on-time and would involve using Primavera P6, experience of operating MRPI, MRPII, ERP or SAP, a good understanding of BOMs, and use of Gantt charts for scheduling purposes.

    Essential Requirements:
    • Primavera P6 experience
    • Experience of operating an MRPI, MRPII, ERP or ideally SAP within a manufacturing environment
    • Have an understanding of Gantt charts and their application
    • 5+ years' experience in Manufacturing Scheduling
    • Good knowledge working with BOMs
    • Able to work in high pressure environments
    • Able to prioritise workload effectively
    • Flexible, adaptable, able to apply a logical approach to problems and have an eye for detail'

    Don't hesitate to apply!
    Following your application, we can provide more details.

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  • Production Planner

    Production Planner

    Our global client is looking for a production planner to join them in their goal of providing Market-leading products and services for every aspect of an aircraft's interior.

    Your role within the business would be to introduce new products from the design stage into manufacturing for the first time and optimise the repeatable process for continued manufacturing in future.

    This position would be fantastic for someone with strong problem-solving skills, experience with technical drawings and specifications, and the ability to deal with problems as they arise and adapt the manufacturing process to overcome these issues.

    In order to do this, you would:
    • Create bill of materials for new products, provide manufacturing information sheets and manufacturing specification data (in accordance with company standards)
    • Develop the most cost and time effective solutions while maintaining design quality and best manufacturing practices
    • Define suitable methods of manufacture and identify and implement required tooling and equipment
    • Create test specifications and manufacture of composite test samples & rework of current test parts.
    • Understand the industrial process to make informed Buy or make decisions.
    • Reduce waste as much as possible while maintaining quality.
    • Train employees on new process, applications, and manufacturing specification data.

    We're looking for someone with an understanding of:
    • Technical drawings, specifications and related documentation
    • A grasp of Composites, systems and processes to be able to conduct your duties
    • Strong communication skills, be mathematically competent and be capable of using computers and software such as MRP (Infor Evolution), MS Office (Excel) and various CAD viewing.
    • Maintain a technical interface and offer support and feedback between the Design, Programmes, Production, Purchasing and Quality departments
    • Lean practices to minimise works order and production stages, material usage etc.
    • Continuous manufacturing process improvement with a strong problem-solving ability.

    Don't hesitate to apply!
    Following your application we can provide more details.

    Keywords: Production, Planner, Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace, Composites, Optimisation, Lean

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  • Manufacturing Engineer

    Seeking Manufacturing Engineer for World Leading Manufacturer of Advanced Composite Structures

    About You

    Coming from an engineering/manufacturing or chemicals background with specific experience
    In both composite and polymer materials. You'll be comfortable with 3D model based definition (ideally CATIA V5) and will have strong problem solving capabilities.

    Degree qualified (or with equivalent training) you'll be able to confidently specify material requirements, define suitable methods of manufacture and implement tooling and equipment.

    About the Role

    This is a permanent role. Work takes place in both the factory and the office, travel requirements are minimal. You'll report to the CHIEF ENGINEER but you will be trusted to work autonomously on a range of manufacturing engineering support tasks. Additionally, you will have responsibility for technical communications with customers and vendors.

    Key requirements of the role include the provision of manufacturing information sheets, route cards, bill of materials and manufacturing specification data. Efficiency and precision are essential as you will also be responsible for developing cost effective and efficient solutions that satisfy stringent design requirements.

    About the Company

    The company is a world leading manufacturer of advanced composite structures for the marine defence agency and is successful and visible on the international stage. They are a leading supplier and have experience in supporting the world's most prestigious naval programs
    The office is nestled in an exquisite coastal town with dramatic coastlines, shopping and other amenities within easy reach.

    Next Steps

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  • Avionic Systems Engineer

    KDC are currently looking for experienced Avionics Systems & Development Engineers to be based onsite with a client in the Bristol area.
    You will be contributing to the successful development and entry into service of a new aircraft and assuring that type certification is compliant to all applicable avionics environmental requirements. You will be involved in planning the qualification activities relating to new avionics and new development.

    • Analyse Qualification Test Documentation and provide expertise to the Avionics Systems Designer relating to RTCA/DO-160 Environmental Qualification. Evaluating the Supplier's QT Data against DO-160 and requirements.
    • Participate in Avionic Test Plan Analysis.
    • Coordinate with Avionics Design Team, Electromagnetic Effects group and Suppliers to resolve any open items/comments/deviation or missing information in the qualification supplier's evidences (QTP, QTR, QSAR, TSO, etc.)
    • Closure of the TSOA/ QTRs/ QSARs findings and deviations;
    • Identify the additional test required for qualification and prepare the appropriate documentation (RFQ, QTplan, QTP, QTR) assuring compliance of test plans and artefacts with the company standards.

    Job Requirements:
    Minimum 5+ years of broad avionics engineering experience. Including 5 years' experience specific to company test and certification test (Rig, Ground, Flight).

    Must be familiar with:
    • Experience in DO-160 Qualification activities
    • Experience in certification activities pertinent to Part 25 aircrafts with FAA/EASA/JCAB
    • Experience with TSO, QSAR and Test Procedures/Reports
    • Experience with test equipment and/or systems

    Keywords: Avionics, environmental test, environmental qualification, QTP, QTR, FAA/ EASA/ JCAB/ CAA, Test procedures, certification

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