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 - Late Shift

Manufacturing

Management / Supervisor

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Due to continued growth and customer demand, Acro are currently on the hunt for an experienced Production Team Leader!

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfill 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
  • Late Shift: 14:00 to 22:00 

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 in Production Leadership. You will report into the Head of Production and will work within the Operations team. Your main responsibility is to manage your assigned late shift production cell team and ensure their delivery against quality, cost and delivery targets.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Ensuring maximum efficiency in your area of responsibility/cell through the implementation of continuous improvement methodologies based on production data including; Product quality and productivity to name a but a few
  • Assisting in departmental planning activity to ensure that targets, for your area of responsibility, are communicated effectively and that they are delivered in line with discussed production plan
  • Managing your assigned human capital, including; training, assessing area capability as well as identifying and communicating any absences or other headcount shortfalls to the Head of Production
  • Acting as an example to the rest of the team, ensuring that both you and they inhabit the company values at all times
  • Working to identify and escalate any potential quality or EHS issues across the business to achieve a zero defect, zero accident culture

Requirements;

  • Prior experience in man management is essential for this role, preferably in a production/assembly environment

  
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.

Executive Assistant

Admin / Secretarial / Office Support

Administration

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for an Executive Assistant with a keen eye for detail to work with our Executive team and more specifically the CEO

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 and high growth business and continue to develop your career as an Executive Assistant. Your role reports directly into the CEO, Chief Executive Officer, and working within the Executive team. As the Executive Assistant your main duty is to support the CEO and other members of the Executive team in the delivery of day to day administration, organisation and correspondence.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Deliver effective and efficient diary management while utilizing your initiative to define appointment priority and allocation of resource
  • Supporting exec meetings across the business by generating agendas, pre-meeting briefings presentations and actioning any follow up actions from the derived meeting notes
  • Handling and appropriately communicating any relevant correspondence, conducted via phone, email, post or face to face, with the utmost professionalism and efficiency
  • Ensuring that all business systems under your jurisdiction are administrated effectively, are kept up to date and are always accurate e.g. expenses
  • Undertaking event management and coordination responsibilities when required, this includes but is not limited to; company briefings and away days

  
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.

IT Support Analysts

IT & Telecomms

Help Desk / Support

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are recruiting for two ambitious, dynamic and customer focused IT Support Analysts as part of our continued growth!

If you are an ambitious, dynamic and customer focused IT professional, we want to hear from you!
 
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 IT career.  Reporting into the IT Infrastructure Manager and with your strong customer focus you will ensure a first-class technical support service is provided to the business.  You will work cross functionally within the business and support our users in person or on a remote basis to cover their varying IT service needs.  You will support the IT Infrastructure Manager on project work and during major incidents.  This is your opportunity to take a continuous improvement approach and support the IT team in consistently developing and delivering a first-class support service.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Solid IT customer service experience gained within a similar role, supporting desktops, laptops, servers, switches, printers and smartphones.
  • Quick to learn new hardware and software to provide excellent IT support to users.
  • MCSE, MCSA, MCP and/or ITIL qualifications are desirable.
  • Strong knowledge in LAN components, VPN, Desktop Applications and Windows 10.
  • Experience of supporting users in Microsoft 365 product suite, Exchange, Teams, SharePoint, Azure, InTune and Autopilot – highly desirable.
  • A good knowledge of Active Directory and Group Policy on Windows Server 2012 and above.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written).
  • A strong ability to accurately and quickly diagnose problems within a service desk environment.
  • Good analytical capability with a pro-active approach to problem-solving before issues arise.
  • Self-motivated and versatile with a proven ability to cope well under pressure in a fast-growing SME environment.
  • The ability to multi-task, maintaining the capability to prioritise tasks to ensure all get completed on time and to a high standard.
  • A natural ability to work collaboratively and build strong working relationships with internal users and third-party suppliers.
  • A real sense of ownership and accountability for your own work and adherence to deadlines.
  • An excellent ability to clearly articulate problem statements and devise solutions with minimal business disruption.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of Project Management standards and the project lifecycle.
  • Ideally experienced in supporting remote and agile workers in the UK, China and USA.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer experienced in the mechanical, aerospace, automotive and/or 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
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

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 leading on 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 manage internal Quality Technicians and provide support for customer& Airbus FAI and Source inspections.
 
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.
  • Confident in Microsoft Office packages and quick to learn new systems.

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 - Value Engineering

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are on the hunt for a commercially minded design engineer to take on a role in our value engineering team

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 a new level. Reporting into the Lead Design Engineer in the Value Engineering team, the role’s main duty is to own and deliver value engineering programmes on time and in compliance with associated standards and customer requirements.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;
  
  

  • Conduct 2D/3D design engineering in Catia V5 while ensuring that the design of elements, under your responsibility, meet the associated comfort, reliability, performance
  • Coordinate with suppliers to ensure that their capability & cost is considered and that all avenues for commercial advantage are taken advantage of
  • Utilise techniques like DfM or DfA to ensure that all designs are optimised for production & manufacturing
  • Perform hand calculations, problem solving and production of prototypes
  • Coordinate with other areas of the business, including CAE, to guarantee the product complies with all relevant industry and customer standards

  
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.

Project Engineer (Development and Test)

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Project Engineer with Development and Test experience to join our team to help drive our seating programmes forward.

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 Engineering career. You will ensure our seating products are optimised for weight, robustness and cost through defining, managing and co-ordinating tests that will determine and develop the performance of the product.
 
Key Responsibilities;  

  • Challenge the Acro Design and Certification team to optimise for weight, product robustness, recurring cost and non-recurring costs
  • Through the management of the DVP (design verification plan), define the means to ensure our seating products, components and materials pass the regulatory requirements and Acro’s own requirements to continually drive towards lightweight and robust products. This will include static, dynamic, HIC, abuse, flammability and cyclic tests
  • Manage the timing and priorities of tests. Organise the tests internally and externally, liaise with procurement and the prototype seat building team to ensure test articles are co-ordinated and delivered on time for testing
  • Determine the test articles required, and work with the development and apps team to ensure the design definition is given on time to support testing
  • Write test setups, plans and reports to ensure the test configuration and outcome are sufficiently captured
  • Develop testing and analysis load cases and criteria that will ensure our products are best in class for lightweight, robust and cost effectiveness
  • Co-ordinate and lead problem solving activities to understand the results from tests and to ensure engineering updates are co-ordinated on time to support subsequent testing.  

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

  • A mechanically based engineering qualification or working towards with a structural mechanics bias
  • Previous experience of working in a mechanical test and development environment
  • Experience of working on Mechanical product development programmes
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work well under own initiative
  • The ability to analyse problems and recommend a course of action.

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 detailsIf 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

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Design Engineer with Catia V5 experience to join our growing business and add value to multiple aircraft seat programmes!

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!

The Design Engineer will undertake design, engineering and development tasks related to the aircraft seat programmes utilising the Catia V5 CAD System.  Substantiating and evaluating designs through 3D analysis, engineering calculations and prototyping the Design Engineer will ensure product deliverables are on time and adhere to all customer aesthetic and technical ambitions as well as the relevant Airframe specifications.  When delivering to the customer brief the Design Engineer must consider weight, cost, project budgets and available resources.  This is a team focussed position and so the Design Engineer must be an effective communicator and also liaise direct with OEM’s, Aircraft Manufacturers and selected suppliers.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • A Mechanical Engineering Degree and previous experience within an Application focussed design position, ideally within the aerospace industry.
  • Extensive post graduate experience in a mechanical engineering related field utilising design engineering and experience in using a 3D software package – Catia V5 a distinct advantage.
  • Significant exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques such as composites, injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions and machined from solid.
  • Experience in undertaking fundamental engineering hand calculations including stress analysis.
  • Excellent communication skill both written and verbal with the ability to build and manage relationships both internally and externally.
  • Capable of adapting and managing different projects and changing priorities in a fast paced environment.

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 and Development Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for Design and Development Engineers to develop and deliver state of the art aircraft seating products.

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. 

Working within the New Product Development team, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop and deliver state of the art aircraft seating products and technologies.  Acro deliver robust engineering solutions that are delivered right first time, on time and to budget.  Working closely with the NPD team and wider business this position is accountable for the safe and reliable design of multiple aircraft seating programmes and ensuring regulatory guidelines are met and weight and cost are always considered in the design process.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive 

Key Responsibilities;

  • Take technical ownership for the assigned seating modules and scope out requirements and targets for the project.
  • Developing composite products from concept through to certification and production readiness.
  • Creating new ideas and investigating alternative materials and manufacturing processes that will always consider weight, cost, robustness and the assembly process.
  • Verifying designs through calculations and key analysis to validate the product effectively.
  • Determine and manage priorities, timescales and deadlines and suggest solutions when at risk of deviating from original plans.
  • To manage and delegate tasks to junior engineering team members. 

To be successful in this position you will have; 

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree and significant post graduate experience.
  • Previous experience of working within an aerospace or automotive environment desirable.
  • Strong experience in the use of CAD for product design engineering – Catia V5 preferred but not essential.
  • The ability to undertake fundamental engineering hand calculations including stress analysis.
  • Experience of product evaluation and structural testing to validate the product against the targets set.
  • Experience in design and development of composite structures.
  • Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques such as composites, injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions and machined from solid.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build relationships cross functionally within the business and when mentoring other team members.
  • The ability to adapt within a fast and pressured and deadline driven environment. 

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.

Technical Publications Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro is looking for a focussed, detail orientated individual to own our technical publications function across our product portfolio

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 and high growth business where you can continue to develop your Engineering career. As part of the Aftermarket team your main responsibility would be the specification, compilation, maintenance and delivery of technical publications for the Engineering teams across the business. As well as this, you will ensure effective understanding of the budgetary, resource and availability specifications of each publication/product to deliver improvements in their associated KPIs.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;
  

  • Coordinate with our customers and engineering teams to create and deliver technical publications, including CMM, SB, SL and TR, that meet our company’s quality & compliance standards
  • Ensure that all technical publications conform to any applicable ATA specifications
  • Maintain current CMMs, while ensuring that any revisions made to them are communicated effectively to our customers and maintenance teams
  • Utilize your knowledge of airworthiness, certification and design to understand the limitations inherent in each product so that all technical publications can be considered as true representations of the products in-service capacity
  • As the owner of the technical publications function you must integrate with Project Planning to ensure availability of all applicable documentation when required
  • Lead process improvement activities to deliver measurable improvements in the construction/maintenance of CMMs to better deliver again progressive engineering change

  
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.

International Sales Manager

Sales & Account Management

Sales Manager

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for an International Sales Manager to join us and develop existing and new sales opportunities within the EMEA!

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!
  • Please Note, this is a role that requires regular travel on an international basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your sales career.  Reporting into the General Manager Sales – Europe and working within the Commercial Department, as the International Sales Manager, you will be responsible for generating, developing and closing new sales opportunities from new and existing customers covering a number of territories within EMEA
 
This is an exciting opportunity to represent Acro Aircraft Seating and our fantastic products by developing new business opportunities via your network, cold calling and marketing.  You will attend conferences and shows on an international basis and hold a key focus on developing and closing compelling commercial proposals.  You will work cross functionally within Acro and closely with the Programmes department to ensure sales leads turn into effective programmes taking into consideration a clear understanding of individual customer needs.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Proven new business sales experience on an international basis and a strong ability to identify real customer needs.
  • Sales experience within the aviation industry highly desired – working within aircraft seating or interiors would be a distinct advantage or experience within airlines and relevant leasing companies.
  • Strong experience of prospecting via existing networks, cold calling, marketing, attending conferences and shows and presenting/pitching to potential clients.
  • Experience of creating compelling commercial proposals and negotiating contracts.
  • Comfortable working in a rapidly growing challenging business with aggressive sales targets.
  • A strong work ethic with a team driven approach and a demonstrable track record in generating leads and closing sales.
  • Confidence in the use of Microsoft Office Programmes to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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.