Careers @ Acro
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Acro is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit which drives us to pursue our vision, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief - from designers and engineers, through to production, sales and support.

Being courageous, helpful and ambitious enables us to take on challenges that other manufacturers simply won’t entertain and it’s those qualities we value and nurture in the people we work with.

Acro is also proud to be an equal opportunity employer.




Production Team Leader - Flexible Shifts

Manufacturing

Management / Supervisor

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are recruiting for an experienced Production Team Leader to lead a production cell team and work flexible shifts to meet operational needs.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 
  
Acro are looking for an experienced team leader with extensive line management experience to join us.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

We currently hold two shifts in production;

  • Early: 06:00 to 14:00
  • Late: 14:00 to 22:00

In order to meet operational needs, you will need to be flexible in covering the above two shift patterns.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

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

As the Team Leader you will line manage a production cell team in delivering the production plan, to deliver aircraft seats in line with customer requirements and to Acro quality standards.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Demonstrable leadership and line management skills and the ability to tackle issues with honestly, integrity and timeliness.
  • Evidence of role model behaviours and values, with a professional and positive approach.
  • A team player who collaborates with colleagues and across departments.
  • Strong organisational skills, where you take initiative and remain focused under pressure.
  • Able to think, communicate and present information effectively.
  • Effective relationship management skills.
  • Experience within aircraft or manufacturing environment.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Up-to-date training/certification in Fire Marshall Training and First Aid preferred.

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

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

Production Support

Manufacturing

Production Worker

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are recruiting for a Production Support Assistant to predominantly cover the early shift - 06:00 to 14:00

Production Support Assistant
 
Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive
Primarily this role will be covering the early shift – 06:00 to 14:00 Monday to Friday, however you will be required to be flexible in your working hours to meet operational needs.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

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

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career within manufacturing production.  Reporting into the Production Manager, you will act as a key facilitator to ensure the operation of the factory runs smoothly.  The role of Production Support Assistant is to ensure the lean manufacturing cells are fully supported to ensure maximum efficiency and on time production delivery. 
 
The role offers a variety in tasks and demands a strict attention to detail, organisation and the ability to work within a fast paced and demanding environment.

Key responsibilities
  • Load cells as directed by the Production Coordinator and / or Production Team Leader.
  • Ensure that shortage issues are highlighted to the Production Coordinator in a timely manner whilst monitoring and chasing progress and ensuring Team Leaders are regularly updated.
  • To act as an operational owner of the Kanban system – ensure the boxes are replenished as often as they need to be and highlight any discrepancies to stock count to the Production Coordinator.
  • Bring completed kits from Stores / (now and next area) to line-side.
  • Replenish and monitor consumable stock and work to correct procedures when taking stock from Stores.
  • Routinely check expiry dates and carry out stock checks, ensuring that line stock is well packaged and handled correctly.
  • Assist with boxing and loading lorries as required.
  • Ensure that cells are kept tidy as required and at least daily on all lines;
    • – Clear cardboard into the compactor.
    • – Take crates and pallets outside and disassemble as required.
    • – Check packaging for left-over stock.
    • – Return all empty plastic totes to the stores.
    • – Empty bins.
    • – Sweep floor.

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

  • Previous experience of working within a manufacturing / warehouse environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and use of VDU (Video Display Units) preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skill with a strict attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Flexible and adaptable in approach with the ability to prioritise and adapt to changing environments and demands.
  • A proactive and continuous improvement approach to day to day tasks.

 
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Manufacturing Quality Manager

Manufacturing

QA

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Quality Manager to manage best practice, drive process improvement and operational efficiency!

Manufacturing Quality Manager
 
Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts

Reporting into the Head of Quality, you will promote best practice to ensure Product Quality is implemented throughout the lifecycle of the product.  As part of the leadership team, you will be responsible for driving process improvement and operational efficiency, continually seeking ways to improve customer satisfaction. 
 
You will manage the Manufacturing Quality team and will deploy appropriate training techniques to ensure relevant internal and external regulatory and procedural requirements are adhered to. You will define, measure and analyse Quality metrics and will use proactive preventative analysis to drive down scrap and reject rates.  You will liaise with internal and external customers on quality-related activities, including hosting and owning customer visits for the FAI’s and will follow up actions to completion. You will lead quality investigations, ensuring risk mitigation plans are developed and effective manufacturing methods are implemented from lessons learned.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Prior experience of working in a Product Quality management role, within a manufacturing/physical product environment.
  • Team management experience with a strong work ethic and strict attention to detail.
  • Dedicated to furthering the standards of a department and finding solutions that fit the business.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly explain quality information and terminology to non-technical parties and to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Able to cope with the rapidly changing scenarios and environment in a fast-growing business.
  • The ability to work well under pressure, prioritise, and manage conflicting demands.
  • Educated to HNC level or equivalent, in a quality or engineering-related discipline.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Working knowledge and experience of EASA Part 21.
  • Knowledge of quality registration schemes i.e. ISO9001, AS9100.
  • Utilise problem-solving techniques (8D, FMEA, DMAIC).

The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

BMS Quality Assurance Manager

Manufacturing

QA

West Sussex

Contract or Temp

Acro are looking for an experienced Quality Manager with strong experience in working with quality management systems within the aerospace industry?

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 
 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Manager with strong experience in working with quality management systems within the aerospace industry to join us on a 12-month fixed term contract.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Reporting into the Head of Quality, you will maintain compliance with the existing quality approvals and obtain new quality approvals as required. You must fully understand the requirements for the aerospace quality standards and regulatory requirements and have a sense of responsibility to ensure compliance and continual improvement is met.  You will act as a key point of contact for certification bodies, regulatory authorities, suppliers, customers and aircraft manufacturers and support quality responses to customer questionnaires and bid process.
 
Key Responsibilities;

  • Compliance
  • Auditing
  • Reviews & reporting
  • Documents management
  • Non-conformities management
  • Continual improvement
  • Training & communication

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

  • Strong experience in working with Quality Management Systems within the aerospace industry.
  • Comprehensive understanding of aerospace quality standards and requirements (formal ISO 9001 and/or AS 9100 qualifications).
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant aerospace regulatory standards (EASA part 21G, EASA part 145, EASA part 21O, EASA part 21J).
  • Proven experience in auditing (internal and suppliers) and managing the audit programme.
  • Valid internal / lead auditor certificate for ISO 9001 and/or AS 9100.
  • In-depth understanding of quality tools and techniques and quality control procedures.
  • Understanding of MOR (Mandatory Occurrence Reporting) process and requirements.
  • Understanding of DOA-POA agreements, certifying staff, human factors and FOD requirements.
  • Experience in liaison with third parties, including, but not limited to certification bodies, regulatory authorities (i.e. EASA, CAA), customers and suppliers.
  • Experience in managing audits in the aerospace OASIS database.
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills, with the ability to interpret data and statistics.
  • A good understanding of SPC (Statistical Process Control).
  • Robust problem-solving, facilitation, root cause analysis and non-conformance management skills.
  • Knowledge of 8D and cause and effect diagrams.
  • Proven experience of driving root cause corrective / preventive actions with suppliers and internally.
  • Experience in representing the company on quality & regulatory matters.
  • Excellent organisational, reporting, procedure writing, process mapping, planning and project management skills.
  • Strong risk and opportunities management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

 
The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Warehouse Cycle Counter

Manufacturing

Stores & Warehousing

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Warehouse Cycle Counter experienced in inventory control & stock management to cover night shifts Monday to Thursday.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

Primarily this role will be covering the night shift, however you will be required to be flexible in your working hours to meet operational needs.  Please see hours below;

  • Monday to Wednesday: 20:00 to 06:00
  • Thursday: 20:30 to 06:00

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career.  Reporting into the Warehouse Team Leader, as the Warehouse Cycle Counter your focus will be on inventory cycle counting in which you will track and monitor inventory within the Warehouse.  Through your strong accuracy skills, you will control, monitor and coordinate inventory and investigate any count discrepancies.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain stock take and cycle count procedures for the site.
  • Take part in the annual stock take.
  • Prepare and carry out regular and scheduled cycle count in the warehouse/site, as well as ad-hoc counts as requested.
  • Investigate and resolve any discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Investigate stock not located during pick and analyse any shortages.
  • Put in place corrective actions to avoid repeating inaccuracies.
  • Process daily stock adjustments requests to the Inventory Controller.
  • Adhere to the defined process for cycle counting safe system at work.
  • Adherence to all health & safety guidelines, both in the warehouse and when in other areas.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

Skills and experience required;

  • Experience of inventory management and stock control within a warehouse, and manufacturing, environment essential.
  • Reach truck licence essential.
  • Demonstrates clear and effective communication across departments and colleagues.
  • Tenacity to drive through corrective solutions.
  • Confidence and capability to work at height.
  • Always demonstrates strong attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Able to work under pressure without compromising on quality.
  • Demonstrates a logical and conscientious approach to problems.
  • Competent in MS Office applications.

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details. 

If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

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

Production Coordinator

Manufacturing

Planning

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are are looking for a Production Coordinator with experience of stock control, coordination of Production plans and using ERP systems to join us!

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • 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!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career.  Reporting into the Production Manager you will work closely with Production Team Leaders, Purchasing, Stores, Quality Assurance Inspectors and Planning.  You will review, coordinate and manage the daily production requirements to ensure stock shortages are tracked and cleared in a timely manner against the production plan.
 
Key Responsibilities;

  • Monitor and track Parts supply and where necessary flag up shortages that could affect the Production plan.
  • Ensure all line quality issues are cleared in a timely manner by coordinating with stores, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Engineers, and Planning to allowing for a smooth production flow.
  • Ensure trace-ability of components is maintained with stores when rejects are identified in the build stage.
  • Rework all manufactured components in coordination with the Production Supervisor and Quality Assurance.
  • Liaise with Production Team Leaders when additional rework is required for planned completion.
  • Expedite components through goods inwards, stores and organise picking.
  • Rectify BOM issues with planning affecting all production build.
  • Manage Concessions / Permits with works orders to ensure integrity of our product.

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

  • Previous experience of stock control within a similar manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of managing materials and works orders etc within an ERP system.
  • Able to work under pressure without compromising on quality.
  • Be able to communicate and present information effectively and efficiently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrable stakeholder management and the ability to effectively interact cross functionally within the business.
  • A professional, focused and positive approach when operating in a faced paced team driven environment.

The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted 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 Development (NPD) Buyer

Manufacturing

Purchasing / Procurement

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are recruiting for a NPD Buyer with previous experience in material/supply planning within a manufacturing, Engineering or FMCG environment!

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your procurement and supply chain career, Reporting into the Supplier Development Manager, as the NPD Buyer you will develop appropriate relationships with suppliers to secure the on time delivery of material to the required quality and in accordance with the project deadlines to of course consider cost / price objectives.  You will work closely with the NPD Engineering team and will establish close working relationships with prototype suppliers and relevant internal stakeholders at all levels across the business.
 
Key responsibilities

  • Utilise Material Requirement Planning (MRP) data to ensure that purchase orders are placed on a timely basis, within required lead times.
  • Ensure the confirmation of purchase orders and maintain MRP data so that the business has real-time visibility of supply and the timely communication / escalation of supply chain risks.
  • Co-ordinate the suppliers to achieve OTIF delivery and lead the corrective action planning process to realign the variance to target, deferring and expediting orders where required.
  • Ensure suppliers are set up to support new product introduction requirements and lead times, working closely with Category Leads, Project Management and NPD colleagues.
  • Support the Customer Programme / Sales teams in forecast of materials, availability and costs.
  • Establish, maintain and respond to supply chain risk assessments including the proactive management of supplier performance to department KPI’s.
  • Carry out regular supplier meetings / reviews to share business objectives and support in the management of supplier performance development.
  • Adhere to all company policies and ensure that supplier relationships reflect Acro values.
  • Ensure NPD/prototype suppliers are cost effective.
  • Responsible for Inventory levels ensuring that excess and obsolescent stock is cleared within a timely manner ensuring that monthly and year-end Inventory targets are met.
  • Support value-add projects and business change initiatives.

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

  • The ability to deliver results within tight time frames in our fast-moving environment
  • An excellent attention to detail with the ability to identify and resolve problems in a systematic way.
  • Great communication skills and the ability to develop strong cross functional, and collaborative working relationships.
  • A natural analytical thinker, able to articulate the case and engage others to support achieve the goal
  • Flexible to adapt to changing situations and environments and able to work without day to day management.
  • Process driven with evidence of making continuous improvement i.e. on time delivery, quality, inventory and cost.
  • Able to present information to various levels of the organisation & competent in Microsoft Applications.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of material/supply planning experience in a manufacturing or FMCG environment
  • Experience within engineering environments or businesses.

The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Head of Supply Chain

Manufacturing

Purchasing / Procurement

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Head of Supply Chain with previous experience in a manufacturing environment to join us!

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your Supply Chain Career.  Reporting into the Procurement Director, as Head of Supply Chain you will lead a small team to carry out cost effective purchasing of all production and consumable materials within the scope and policies determined in liaison with the Procurement Director.
 
Key Responsibilities;

  • Strategy: Develop and implement a supply strategy to meet the long-term goals of the business with respect to quality, cost and lead-time. Develop and deploy a people strategy for the department.
  • Cost: Reduce material costs while maintaining quality and delivery standards.
  • Operations & Planning: Ensure on time and in full delivery of materials in line with production plan. Develop and maintain appropriate purchasing and material control systems. Maintain accurate data in the manufacturing databases (MRP) considering the interface with finance and engineering functions.
  • Capacity & Quality: Develop and maintain a system to measure and match supply chain capacity to forecast demand. Develop and deploy supplier selection and performance management processes and a supplier development strategy to uphold and improve quality standards of all incoming materials.
  • New Product Development: Ensure that the voice of the supply chain is effectively heard and aligned with the NPD stage gate process. Provide an effective supply chain to the prototype and certification stages of the NPD process.  Develop and deploy volume/production supply chain solutions for NPD/NPI projects.

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

  • Significant relevant experience within a progressive manufacturing company.
  • Strong leadership skills that ensure supply chain is aligned to the operations team and broader business.
  • A proven track record in production planning & logistics within a manufacturing environment.
  • A creative approach to problem solving.
  • Effective and proven negotiation skills with a highly results orientated focus.
  • Conversant with ERP / MRP systems and inventory control processes.
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to deal at highest levels of commercial supplier organisations, to influence internally and negotiate externally with Suppliers.
  • The ability to speak / write in Chinese would be an advantage.

The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Design Engineer - Electrical Integration

Engineering

Aeronautics

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Design Engineer, to support electrical integration across both Applications and New Product Development

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • 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!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning, high growth business that can help you take your Engineering career to new levels. Reporting into the Project Engineering Team Leader, this role’s main duty is to produce accurate and safety conscious electrical seat systems design in line with all associated regulatory standards.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Using Catia V5 Electrical Harness Workbench, produce 3D electrical seating system designs
  • Understanding Electrical systems integration on aircraft seating system in accordance with Airbus, Boeing and electrical supplier standards
  • Keep your knowledge of electrical seating system regulations, supplier installation guidelines and design office standards up to date and act as a body of knowledge for other engineering functions, such as mechanical engineering
  • Understanding, modifying and development of design notes, Engineering Change Request, Technical Change Requests, installation drawings and block diagrams
  • Reporting any alterations or modifications to designs through the development of schematics as well as 2D & 3D drawings
  • Liaise directly with suppliers, aircraft manufacturers and customers as well as in-house interdepartmental support, which may involve offsite travel
  • Manage any electrical subcontractors

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Supplier Quality Engineer

Manufacturing

QA

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are recruiting for a Supplier Quality Engineer with a background in the aerospace/automotive/mechanical engineering industries.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 
 
Do you have a passion for product quality, developing and improving quality control and adding value to supplier’s services? If you have previous experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer/Quality Engineer within the mechanical, aerospace, automotive and/or engineering industries 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

This is an exciting new opportunity within our Quality department for you to work cross functionally within the business to develop, maintain and improve our supplier portfolio through “key performance indicators” (KPI’s) and lead root cause investigation with suppliers through a robust, documented and data driven approach.  This is your opportunity to drive supplier quality management in line with company control procedures and relevant regulatory standards (e.g AS/EN 9100). You will establish, agree and implement quality standards for suppliers who are not providing materials as per specifications.  You will report actions and resolve quality issues using quality tools and assist suppliers in the use of these tools and reporting requirements. You will also provide key support for FAI and source inspections and will review trend analysis, repeat concerns and drive 8D to root cause. 
 
To be successful in your application you will have / be;

  • Previous experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer/Quality Engineer within the mechanical, aerospace, automotive and/or engineering industries.
  • Proven experience of driving root cause corrective / preventive actions with suppliers and internally.
  • A comprehensive understanding of quality tools and techniques (e.g. Global 8D, PPS (practical problem solving) Cause and Effect “Ishikawa” diagrams).
  • Proven experience of PFMEA, Control Plans, writing, interrogation and interpretation.
  • Good technical mechanical and / or electronics engineering knowledge and the ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Understanding of key quality standards such as AS/EN 9100.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written), with the ability to influence at all levels.
  • Ability to generate robust supplier relationships and present supplier performance at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Understanding and application of SPC (Statistical Process Control).
  • Proven supplier auditing experience, and experience of effecting improvements.
  • Understanding of capability and capacity requirements for each supplier.
  • Proven experience with Product/Engineering Change processes and driving change and collaborating with other departments.
  • Knowledge of surface treatments and corrosion performance, including Zinc plating and Anodising.
  • Understanding of component aesthetic approval and equipment required to prove conformance.
  • Highly adaptable and capable of making decisions in a fast paced and pressured environment.
  • Confident in Microsoft Office packages and quick to learn new systems.

The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Head of Quality

Manufacturing

QA

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are recruiting for an Industry experienced Head of Quality to join the business and lead, drive and develop our Quality Department.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative, award winning and high growth business and to lead, drive and develop our quality department.  Reporting directly to the CEO and playing a key role on the Senior Leadership Team, you will have responsibility for both the manufacturing and quality assurance teams.  You will play a critical role in driving positive and sustainable cultural change to focus on quality, compliance and service.
 
Key Responsibilities;

  • Drive a positive and sustainable focus on quality, embedding high levels of compliance and integrity and promoting a culture of quality and customer service excellence.
  • Lead, manage and develop the Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Quality teams, driving a continuous improvement mindset by coaching, mentoring and training the Quality team, and managing processes to meet AS9100 and ISO9001 quality assurance standards.
  • Ensure the business Quality Management Systems meet all necessary requirements and are effective in application.
  • Ensure all relevant and applicable quality certifications and regulatory approvals are being maintained effectively, including but not limited to AS9100 and ISO9001.
  • Provide guidance and support on all matters relating to quality assurance, quality certifications and regulatory approvals.
  • Conduct external audits of existing contract manufacturers and suppliers and conduct vendor assessment/selection for all new manufacturers, suppliers and providers.
  • Host/support Regulatory Authority Inspections.
  • Ensure all quality related activities, processes and procedures are carried out to the highest quality and accuracy standards.
  • Ensure continuous improvement within all Quality operations and that your team can self-audit.
  • Improve business quality and customer performance, demonstrated by KPI improvement.
  • Take a lead role in developing the company culture to that of a full ‘lean’ organisation.
  • Ensure all customer product and service issues are dealt with in a timely and effective manner.
  • Develop and maintain effective business relations with key stakeholders to meet business targets.
  • Provide and present data and metrics as required to the Executive Team and use and interpret data to formulate and robustly implement concrete action plans.

To be successful in your application you will demonstrate;

  • A strong track record operating at a senior level within Quality, with experience of working within the aircraft interiors industry.
  • A technical or quality-related degree achieved at 2:1 or above (or equivalent).
  • EASA Form 4 Post Holder qualification.
  • Comprehensive understanding of aerospace quality standards and requirements (formal ISO9001 and/or AS9100 qualifications).
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant aerospace regulatory standards (EASA part 21G, EASA part 145, EASA part 21O, EASA part 21J).
  • Proven experience in auditing (internal and suppliers) and managing the audit programme.
  • Valid internal / lead auditor certificate for ISO9001 and/or AS9100.
  • In-depth understanding of quality tools, techniques and quality control procedures.
  • Experience in liaison with third parties, including, but not limited to certification bodies, regulatory authorities (i.e. EASA, CAA), customers and suppliers.
  • The ability to review and interpret all elements and aspects of airworthiness regulation.
  • Experience in managing audits in the aerospace OASIS database.
  • A self-motivated and hands on approach with a strong ability to work independently and manage and lead a team to ensure deliverables and objectives are met.
  • Strong experience in working with Quality Management Systems within the aerospace industry.
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills, with the ability to interpret data and statistics.
  • A good understanding of SPC (Statistical Process Control).
  • Robust problem-solving, facilitation, root cause analysis and non-conformance management skills.
  • Knowledge of 8D and cause and effect diagrams.
  • Proven experience of driving root cause corrective / preventive actions with suppliers and internally.
  • Experience in representing the company on quality & regulatory matters.
  • Excellent organisational, reporting, procedure writing, process mapping, planning and project management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Ability to undertake occasional UK and overseas travel.

The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
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Warehouse Operatives

Manufacturing

Stores & Warehousing

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are currently looking for permanent Warehouse Operatives to join us and ensure an efficient stores service to production and our customers.

Warehouse Operatives
 
Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

We operate two shifts Monday to Friday and you will  be required to be flexible in your working hours to meet operational needs;

  • 06:00 to 14:00
  • 14:00 to 22:00

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts

The role of Warehouse Operative here at Acro is to ensure an efficient stores service including picking, packing and stock control to ensure movement of all orders to production, without compromising customer service levels.   

Key responsibilities

  • Locate, pick and issue parts to works orders, from Goods In locations.
  • Prepare a works order picked kit.
  • Check accuracy of parts transacted.
  • Locate completed kit into warehouse racking, storing all kits by shipset order.
  • Ensure safe use of machinery such as forklift or reach truck, and adherence to all health & safety guidelines, always in warehouse and when in other areas.
  • Coordinate and perform cycle counting of picked shipsets when required.

Skills and experience required;

  • Forklift truck licence essential.
  • Always demonstrates a strong attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Experience of a warehouse environment essential.
  • Able to work under pressure without compromising on quality.
  • Capable of operating transaction/kitting equipment and ASC (Access Supply Chain).

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.