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

  • Quality Inspector

    Looking for a change or progression in your career? Are you a skilled Senior Quality Control Inspector?
    A global company is seeking a Senior Quality Control Inspector to come on board their team. This company specializes in the most advanced composite and metallic solutions for the aerospace and defence industry.
    The skilled workforce and extensive manufacturing capabilities of the company allow it to provide complete customer satisfaction with their superior quality and attention to detail.
    The role and responsibilities:
    • Resource, delegate and fulfil the day to day work activity of the QC team
    • Ensuring at all times that test equipment and test procedures are used within the agreed safety procedure/guidelines
    • Raising of 5 why and 8 D documentation and supporting the rest of the team in this activity
    • Completion of Quality Reports
    • FAIR
    • God Inwards Inspection
    • KPI and QC Performance reporting
    The following key skills are desired for this job:
    • Experience in the Aerospace Industry
    • Recognised qualifications in Manufacturing and Quality Management Systems
    • Knowledge of requirements found in SABRe (Rolls Royce) an advantage
    • A full understanding of Non- Conformance Reporting and experience of review, investigation and resolution of manufacturing non-conformances.
    • Experience with composites is also desired

    For more information click apply!!

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  • Production Manager

    Do you have a passion for product quality, great attention to detail, along with a good attitude and willingness to learn?
    Are you an enthusiastic person who is able to work on their own initiative as well as being a great team player?
    If you are then this is an exciting opportunity to work for a company with a ground breaking product.

    Production Manager

    Role & Responsibilities
    Reporting into the Operations Director, the role of this position will include:
    Planning and organising production, schedules, assessing project and resource requirements, estimating, negotiating and agreeing budgets and timescales with managers. Overseeing the production process, including: drawing up a production schedule; accept handover of new orders, scheduling using the production diary, general overseeing of the morning briefing, liaising with customers to keep them updated, passing completed job to sales for billing.

    Duties of the Production Manager
    The Production Manager is responsible for:

    • Ensuring adherence to all Health and Safety and procedures.
    • Leading the production team of shift managers and supervisors.
    • Driving operational change, achieving maximum production efficiencies.
    • Meeting customer requirements for quality and delivery schedules.
    • Establishing a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
    • Development of the department and associated systems and procedures.
    • Ensuring that the production is cost effective; effective purchasing, material usage; minimise wastage / errors, checking job sheets.
    • Ensuring products are produced on time and to a good quality; set standards and methods with production staff, ensure tools and machinery are maintained and capable of quality, ensuring that all work is checked and quality controlled.
    • Working out the human and material resources needed; production scheduling / time.
    • Allocation, checking stock / material requirements.
    • Proficient with Microsoft office
    • MRP or ERP System (however training will be provided)

    People Management:
    Supervising and motivating the team of workers; managing workload and output, regular constructive feedback to team or individuals where relevant, identifying training needs / job role development / team building oversees daily / weekly upkeep tasks and maintenance. Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed; regular toolbox checks, keeping qualifications up to date, enforcing safe working practices.

    Background of the Production Manager
    • Proven experience in Production management.
    • Educated to Degree level.
    • Energetic and self-motivated.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Accurate reporting skills.
    • Good understanding of office tools.

    The role requires you to be physically fit and hard working to meet the production demand, manual dexterity and mathematical skills are extremely important.

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    £35000 - £45000 per annum
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  • Manufacturing Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with an OEM who are a global leader in their field and are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join there busy team as they define and implement a number of process improvement based on Lean / Six Sigma principle within their manufacturing facility.
    The role will offer the individual the opportunity to champion the use of Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques to implement projects and improvements within the manufacturing cells. The aim of this is to support the businesses significant growth targets over the next 2 year.
    Growing your Lean experience within a high mix manufacturing opportunity there will be a variety of projects to deliver and the opportunity to either gain your Six Sigma Qualification or progress on to Black Belt.
    This will cover
    ·Supporting strategic business goals in line with Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Culture.
    ·The identification and elimination of waste.
    ·Defining and implementing improvement activities.
    ·Supporting a positive culture change through engagement of individuals at all levels in the improvement process
    ·Designing and implementing of flow processes across manufacturing
    ·Development and support of Lean material management techniques (Kanban, SWIP, VMI)
    ·Support definition and implementation of Kaizen improvement techniques
    ·Implementation and support of appropriate TPM systems across the business

    Candidates will be expected to demonstrable ability in the following
    ·Proven ability to manage multiple projects effectively
    ·Excellent problem solving skills and able to drive through improvements.
    ·Strong change management skills
    ·Hands on approach
    ·Good presentation skills, able to present clear business case for improvement
    ·Focused and target driven with a positive, can-do attitude
    ·A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others
    ·PC literate - Excel, Word, PowerPoint

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    £30 - £35 per annum
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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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  • 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!

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