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Mechanical Design Engineers

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for experienced Mechanical Design Engineers with experience in the latest manufacturing techniques to join us!

Working within the Engineering team, along with the wider business and our suppliers, this is a fantastic opportunity to deliver state of the art aircraft seating products and technologies.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

OUR EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDE………

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

We are looking for Engineers who want to lead the development of the next generation of cutting edge aircraft seats. It’s more than a job. It’s an opportunity to develop talents and skills and to continuously improve. To think laterally and challenge the status quo.
  
To be successful in this position you will demonstrate;  

  • A mechanical or related Engineering degree, 2:1 or above with significant post graduate engineering design experience within the aviation or automotive sector
  • The ability to undertake fundamental engineering hand calculations
  • A strong ability to analyse problems and recommend a suitable course of action
  • Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques
  • Extensive 3D CAD capability and experience, preferably within Catia V5
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skill with the ability to build relationships both internally and externally
  • A natural ability to adapt to a fast paced and pressured environment and prioritise workloads.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Engineering division, apply now for your chance to be considered!

Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
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Lead Development Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are currently looking for a Lead Development engineer to join our New Product Development team who are responsible for the development and delivery

We are currently looking for a Lead Development engineer to join our New Product Development team who are responsible for the development and delivery of new aircraft seating products in line with Acro’s technology and product road map.
  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday! 
Reporting into the Engineering Manager you will tasked with the safe and reliable design of an aircraft seat across multiple programmes, On Time In Full and Right First Time. Working with Engineering and Certification, ensure regulatory guidelines and requirements are met.

To be successful in this position you will have/be; 

  • Strong Mechanical or related Engineering degree
  • Experience of leading/managing/supervising a team of engineers and demonstrable experience of technical product ownership
  • Have extensive experience from an aviation,automotive or other relevant sector
  • Extensive experience of a mechanical engineering related field utilising CAD for product definition.
  • Must be capable of undertaking fundamental engineering hand calculations for example, stress analysis and reaction calculations
  • The ability to analyse problems and recommend a course of action
  • Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques
  • Extensive 3D CAD capability and experience, preferably Catia V5
  • Must be an excellent communicator both verbally and written
  • Must be capable of adapting to a fast and pressured environment
  • PC literate
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your Engineering career, apply now for your chance to be considered.
 
Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us at careers@acro.aero.
 
If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
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Lead Design and Development Engineer

Engineering

Engineering - Other

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Lead Design and Development Engineer with previous experience in cushions and covers to join our Engineering team.

Lead Design and Development Engineer
 
We are looking for a Lead Design and Development Engineer with previous experience in cushions and covers to join our Engineering team. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Reporting into the Engineering Manager you will responsible for the safe and reliable design of an aircraft seat across multiple programmes with a specific focus on Cushions and Covers.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be; 

  • Strong Mechanical or related Engineering degree
  • Experience of leading/managing/supervising a team of engineers and demonstrable experience of technical product ownership
  • Have extensive experience from an aviation, automotive or other relevant sector
  • Extensive experience of a mechanical engineering related field utilising CAD for product definition
  • Knowledge of cushions, covers and related components design, materials, methods of manufacture, means of attachment
  • The ability to analyse problems and recommend a course of action
  • Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques.

 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your Engineering career, apply now for your chance to be considered.
 
Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us at careers@acro.aero.

If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

New Product Introduction Manager

Manufacturing

Management / Supervisor

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a New Product Introduction Manager who thrives in an ambiguous environment with NPI experience to join our fast growing business!

New product operations are pivotal to the fast-paced development and launch of our seating products.  If you are a naturally driven leader and facilitator who thrives in an ambiguous environment with experience in New Product Introduction, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Development or Product Roadmap Implementations we would love to hear from you!

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Reporting into the Operations Director, the New Product Introduction Manager will lead the New Product Introduction Team and act as the primary interface across the business to support the product development programme.  As the owner of the product development within Operations, either through direct involvement and/or influence, you will ensure the successful launch of new products towards meeting their stated Cost, Quality, Schedule, Availability and Customer Experience
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Significant industry experience in one or the following areas; Product Roadmap implementation / New Product Introduction / Supply Chain Management / Manufacturing Operations / Product Development.
  • Previous experience of working with both UK and off-shore manufacturers to include regular travel for site visits.
  • The ability to operate in a fast paced, interrupt-driven environment with a data, detail driven and action-orientated approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skill with an enthusiastic and naturally motivated approach.
  • Exceptional relationship building and influencing skill with a passion for providing leadership and support to all Acro colleagues cross functionally.
  • Experience in integrating Operational challenges (cost, quality, cycle time, capability, capacity, etc) into product roadmap planning.
  • BS or MS Engineering degree
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese a high advantage but not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career in an environment of opportunity! Apply now for your chance to be considered.
 
Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Project Manager - New Product Development

Engineering

Project Management

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We have an excellent opportunity for a Project Manager experienced in NPD projects & working within a technical / engineering environment to join us!

Project Manager
 
New Product Development Technical Projects
 
Acro has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Project Manager with a technical or engineering background to join our fast-growing business and support in our exciting New Product Development projects (NPD).

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary:                 Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • Regular company events and corporate meetings
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Reporting into the Lead NPD Project Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for supporting New Product Development (NPD) and the successful delivery of multiple complex projects.  Working closely with the Project Manager and Head of Programmes and collaborating closely with Engineering, Production, Procurement and external suppliers / customers, this full lifecycle project management position will take on a range of tasks and will require a strong technical / engineering understanding.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Strong Project Management experience to include management of technical projects.
  • A previous background in Engineering with exposure to New Product Development (NPD).
  • Experience of working within the Aviation industry with knowledge of regulatory bodies such as EASA, CAA and FAA preferred but not essential.
  • Capable of managing high complexity programmes with a high level of governance.
  • Working towards or qualified within Prince2 or similarly recognised project management qualification.
  • A demonstrable track record of successful project delivery with proven leadership and project management ability.
  • Dynamic and personable with the ability to be part of and manage matrix teams within an organisation.
  • Strong negotiating and decision-making skills with the ability to challenge and influence.
  • The ability to operate under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • A positive and pragmatic approach to achieving results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a team approach.
  • The ability to work well under own initiative.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Project Management division, ultimately contributing to the leading edge next generation of aircraft seating design and manufacture.

To apply for this position please click on the “apply now” button below. Your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish us to retain your details please contact us. If your application is successful you will be contacted direct in due course.

Junior Industrial Designer

Engineering

Industrial

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are currently looking for a talented Junior Industrial Designer to join our growing in-house Design department.

Junior Industrial Designer
 
We are currently looking for a talented Junior Industrial Designer to join our growing in-house Design department. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company which is expanding in size to meet strong demand within the aircraft seating market and a fantastic opportunity for career development.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Reporting into the Industrial Design Manager, this is your opportunity to bring fresh thinking and energy to our business and seek out key insights to drive our future aircraft seating designs.  Through the mentorship of other design team members, you will learn how to channel the needs of passengers, customers and our business to produce rich and compelling designs.
 
You will work closely with our Advanced Product Development, New Product Development and Sales and Marketing teams, collaborating across the business to generate ideas and contribute to regular creative workshops. You will visualise ideas and designs via hand sketches, 2D drawing packages, 3D CAD software and render packages.
 
To be successful in this position you will demonstrate;

  • A curious, creative and passionate mindset.
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to build relationships with team members with team members to achieve great results.
  • A high level of ability and imagination captured in your personal design portfolio.
  • The ability to communicate ideas coherently through a broad range of media including sketching, modelmaking, 3D CAD and rendering.
  • Proficient skills in Adobe Creative Suite software such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Preferably, experience using Solidworks, Keyshot or other CAD / visualisation programmes.
  • A BA/BSc degree in Product / Industrial Design or similar.

 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your Product Design career, apply now for your chance to be considered.
 
Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
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Design Cost Down Engineer

Engineering

CAD / CAE

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Design Cost Down Engineer with experience in value engineering and the latest manufacturing techniques to join us!

Design Cost Down Engineer
 
Acro Aircraft Seating has an excellent opportunity for a Design Cost Down Engineer with previous exposure to value engineering (VE) and a sound understanding of the latest manufacturing techniques.

Working within the Applications Engineering team, along with the wider business and our suppliers, this is a fantastic opportunity to deliver state of the art aircraft seating products and technologies.  Reporting into the Lead Engineer you will be accountable for BoM cost reduction across a range of Acro Aircraft Seating’s products.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

OUR EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDE………

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Key Responsibilities;

  • Idea generation and identification of both standard and innovative manufacturing process to build a robust route plan to target.
  • Compiling weekly and monthly status reports to the Lead Engineer.
  • Overseeing Engineering changes.
  • Participate and run working level update meetings with the relevant stakeholders and design reviews.
  • Generating 3D CAD and 2D drawings of the optimised solution to the latest British Standards – all design work will be carried out using Catia V5 and SmarTeam.
  • Substantiate and evaluate designs through 3D analysis, engineering calculations and prototyping.
  • Working with the Lead Engineer, Certification and Project Engineers to ensure regulatory guidelines, airframe requirements and product requirements are met.
  • Accountable for the safe and reliable design of an aircraft seat across multiple programmes.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate;

  • A Mechanical Engineering qualification or significant experience in a mechanical engineering and cost down related position.
  • Previous experience or exposure in value engineering (VE).
  • The ability to undertake fundamental engineering hand calculations including stress analysis.
  • A sound understanding of the latest manufacturing techniques.
  • Experience in using CAD programmes for 3D modelling, surfacing, assembly design and 2D drawings – Catia V5 CAD & SmarTeam experience preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent problem-solving skill with a solution driven approach.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Engineering division, apply now for your chance to be considered!

Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Head of Marketing

Marketing / PR / Events

Marketing Manager

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro Aircraft Seating are currently looking for an inspired and innovative marketing leader

Acro Aircraft Seating are currently looking for an inspired and innovative marketing leader who can define, develop and lead the implementation of a marketing strategy which will position Acro as the global leader in passenger comfort.  

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

 EXCELLENT BENEFITS  

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday! 

Reporting into the Senior Vice President of Sales, you will lead and develop Acro’s B2B marketing goals, strategies and tactics to create a globally relevant, consistent and influential message to external and internal customers.
  
Key responsibilities  

  • Deliver an integrated marketing, PR and brand strategy for our international marketplace
  • Lead and implement the strategy globally, whilst measuring and reporting effectiveness
  • Continually review changes in client trends and the activities of competitors to adjust the strategy where necessary
  • Create and execute a comprehensive strategy across, Campaigns, Exhibitions, PR and social media areas
  • Develop internal and external marketing collateral for both print and digital media
  • Understand the key strategic business objectives, competitive marketplace, business and industry trends
  • Engage with stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Source and contract suitable third-party suppliers as and when required
  • Effectively lead, manage, motivate and develop a high-performing team  

To be successful in this position you will have/be;  

  • Demonstrable experience of successful marketing strategy development and implementation
  • Experience of working at Senior Management level
  • Product launch and campaign experience
  • Cultural awareness evidenced by marketing on a global scale
  • Extensive B2B marketing with a track record of introducing positive change
  • Experience in managing multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work autonomously and execute planned and organised work with a high attention to detail
  • CIM qualified or equivalent is desirable  

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your Marketing career, apply now for your chance to be considered.
 
Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us at careers@acro.aero. If your application is successful, you will be contacted directly in due course.
  
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
  
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Senior Design Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Design Engineer with experience in the aviation or automotive sector.

Acro Aircraft Seating has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Design Engineer with experience in the aviation or automotive sector and significant exposure to 3D CAD programmes and the latest manufacturing techniques to join the business!  

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

  OUR EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDE………

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Reporting into the Design Team Lead you will join the Roadmap Product Development team to support finalised aircraft seating solutions for different airframes and the integration of new features and equipment to existing seat designs.  You will play a key role in the team by designing components of varying complexities from concept design to final product realisation across multiple programmes.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate;

  • A mechanical or related Engineering degree, 2:1 or above with significant post graduate engineering design experience within the aviation or automotive sector.
  • The ability to undertake fundamental engineering hand calculations.
  • A strong ability to analyse problems and recommend a suitable course of action.
  • Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques.
  • Extensive 3D CAD capability and experience, preferably within Catia V5.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skill with the ability to build relationships both internally and externally.
  • A natural ability to adapt to a fast paced and pressured environment and prioritise workloads.
  • Driven to achieve results and succeed within a team focused environment.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Engineering division, apply now for your chance to be considered!

Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Stress Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Stress Engineer with previous experience in the aircraft interiors / seating or automotive industry to join our Engineering Team.

Acro Aircraft Seating has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Stress Engineer with previous experience in aircraft seating / interiors or the automotive industry to join our fast-growing business!

Operating within the Engineering Department, the Stress Engineer will be accountable for the safe, reliable and optimised structural design of our aircraft seats across multiple programmes.  Working closely with the Lead Design and Certification Engineers, the Stress Engineer will ensure that our seating products meet the customer brief, regulatory guidelines and requirements.  Structural integrity (strength and impact resistance), stiffness and weight are key considerations within this role.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary:     Competitive 

  
OUR EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDE……

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts

  
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and optimise the structural design of our seating products through performing complex linear and non-linear static and dynamic FE analyses, performing and documenting analytical hand calculations and developing a “right first time” approach to engineering through analytical methodology, procedures and documentation.

To be successful in this position you will have;

  • A Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering degree (achieved at 2:1 minimum).
  • Previous experience within aircraft seating, aircraft interiors or the automotive industry.
  • Worked within a development environment and closely with Design Engineers.
  • Extensive experience of using a non-linear FEA system.
  • Experience related to a mechanical engineering field utilising CAD and FEA for product design, optimisation and development.
  • Previous experience and confidence in applying fundamental engineering hand calculations including determining load cases and stress / stiffness analysis.
  • Demonstrable experience of technical product ownership.
  • 3D CAD design engineering experience.
  • Excellent communication with the ability to build collaborative working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong organisation and coordination skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Engineering division and contribute to the leading edge next generation of aircraft seating design.

Once you apply for this position, your CV will then be held on our central database.  If for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details, please contact us direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted direct in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.