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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

  • Project Engineer & Display Systems

    KDC are working closely with an award-winning simulation company based in Bournemouth that develop bespoke Air Traffic Control systems and Pilot Training Systems for the aviation industry.

    I am currently seeking an engineer who will be responsible for the detailed design, build and production of my client's next-generation pilot training simulators.

    You will responsible for liaising with various engineering departments within the business, demonstrating leadership ability when managing suppliers and sub-contractors, and presenting detailed designs, including BOM's, for their 360 degree display systems.

    As an international company, you will have the opportunity to travel worldwide with the team to build and install their bespoke systems. This is an initial 6 month contract with the possibility of extension.

    If you have any prior experience with simulators or audio visuals this would be a great advantage!

    The ideal candidate for this position will also have the following:
    • Hold a HND in mechanical/ electrical engineering or similar
    • Experience or understanding of a CAD package

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Salary:
    £32 - £38 per annum
    Job Ref:
    J140519
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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.

    Functions
    • 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

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Bristol
    Salary:
    DOE
    Job Ref:
    J140216
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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!

    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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  • NDT Specialist

    KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM within the Aerospace industry who are seeking an NDT Specialist to join their team based near Chester!!

    The role

    You will be working as part of a small dedicated team, carrying out NDT examinations on aircraft materials (Composite and Metallic), components and structures in line with engineering requirements, with a high degree of autonomy.
    Candidates must hold EN4179 (or equivalent) Level 2 in Eddy Currents and Ultrasonic and will be expected to work shifts (Double-Days and/or nights, which will attract the appropriate shift premium), as well as some weekend overtime.

    Tasks & accountabilities

    ·Nondestructive testing of aircraft materials (Composite and Metallic) components and structures across all business areas
    ·Ensure all in-house technical requirements are maintained i.e. controlling documentation, continuation training for operational areas, Operational Surveillance, supply of NDT reports to allow concessions to be raised, and instruction formulation and review.
    ·Line side support to operations
    ·Andon Support direct to operations
    ·PPS Support
    ·External/internal Audit support
    ·Concession reduction project support
    ·Carry out performance checks on in-house NDT Instrumentation in support of all business areas
    ·Maintain personal approvals in accordance with the applicable NDT certification scheme and in line with business requirements

    Required skills

    Essential:

    ·EN4179 (or equivalent) Level 2 qualification in Eddy Currents and Ultrasonic
    ·Experience in testing and inspection methods for both Composite and Metallic materials
    ·Served a technical apprenticeship, preferably in the Aircraft manufacturing industry
    ·Educated to HNC/HND level
    ·Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
    ·The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a small team
    ·Strong organizational skills together with a high degree of self-motivation and flexibility in order to meet tight deadlines demanded of the team

    Desirable:

    Familiar with SAP systems and processes

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Chester
    Salary:
    £26 - £26 per hour
    Job Ref:
    J140130
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