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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.




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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Design Engineer - Customer Projects Design

Engineering

Aeronautics

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Design Engineer to join the team in the day to day running of seating programmes to ensure deliverables are on time.

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 level. Reporting into the Design Team Leader, the roles main duty is to support the 3D design and development of seat system projects, working with the customer to take products from concept through production and out of the door on time and to specific regulatory standards.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;
  

  • Walk through projects from concept to customer delivery while ensuring that all programme deliverables are considered, the highest quality level for the product is achieved and that BOM’s are released to manufacturing in line with the project plan
  • Be responsible for the entire seat system design including structural components, assemblies, trimmed parts and mechanisms
  • Ensure delivery and quality BOM production, utilising Catia V5 & SmarTeam for all associated design work
  • Utilise knowledge of FEA methods to substantiate design from a stress and structural analysis perspective
  • Coordinate with other areas of Engineering, including Manufacturing, Certification and Project Engineering, to ensure airworthiness, elimination of clash detection and design for assembly is delivered effectively

  
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 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.

Assembly Operators - Internal

Manufacturing

Assembly Line / Assembler

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are currently looking for permanent Assembly Operators to join us and build and assemble our fantastic products as per production plans.

Assembly Operators
 
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
  • Closing Date: 11/12/2019

You will be required to be flexible in your working hours to meet operational needs.  We operate two shifts currently as below;
 
Monday to Friday;
06:00 to 14:00
14:00 to 22:00 
 
EXCELLENT BENEFITS

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

We are currently looking for permanent Assembly Operators to build and assemble the company’s products as per the production plan and through the application of company processes and procedures.
 
Key responsibilities

  • To adhere to all production documentation and instructions or drawings detailing the correct method of production.
  • To observe all batch and serial number traceability requirements, ensuring these are always upheld and any records are accurate.
  • Ensure quality standards are met and maintained.
  • To follow and complete all work in a timely manner in the priority order and schedule order agreed.
  • Maintain and promote good Health & Safety standards in your area and across the company.
  • Support all continuous improvement activities throughout the factory by participation in or support of the outcomes including efficiency gains or waste reduction exercises.
  • Help maintain manufacturing KPI (key performance indicator) targets.
  • To ensure that your personal attitude and behaviour is professional, respectful and positive.
  • To use all tooling in a safe and effective manner for the purpose it was intended.
  • To actively engage in any Company training programs or cross-skilling to ensure that your skills and level of training are of the highest obtainable level and that you are fully flexible and able to build the widest range of products.
  • Assist in reducing raw material wastage by acting in a careful manner.
  • To liaise with the support departments, (Sales, Design, Supply Chain) as required.
Skills and experience required
  • School Qualification in at least 4 subjects above grade D (including Maths and English).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Relevant experience in either a Production Operator Role or similar factory/Industrial based role in a lean manufacturing environment desirable.
  • Basic IT skills desirable.
  • Calm methodical team approach to engineering and problem solving.
  • Disciplined but practical approach to processes and procedures.

 
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.