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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.




Electrical Design Engineer

Engineering

Electrical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We're looking for an Electrical Design Engineer for our development team, with responsibility for 3D electrical design to industry standards

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.

NPI Engineer - New Product Introduction

Manufacturing

Engineer

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a NPI Engineer to join our growing Manufacturing Engineering team and add significant value to New Product Introduction (NPI).

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!

Reporting into our Manufacturing Engineering Manager, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the Manufacturing Engineering team and work cross functionally as a Manufacturing Engineer with a New Product Introduction (NPI) focus.  You will resolve day-to-day manufacturing issues, ensuring processes employed are the most suitable and cost effective in relation to the products & volumes. You will work closely with our Engineering department and support on New Product Introduction activities ensuring that all changes and new developments meet Design for Manufacture, Design for Reliability and Design for Cost targets whilst facilitating a timely and effective introduction into manufacture.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree or significant manufacturing engineering experience gained within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Previous exposure to New Product Introduction (NPI).
  • A working knowledge of current and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques.
  • Previous experience in carrying out PFMEA – Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis highly desired.
  • Demonstrable experience with Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement approaches.
  • Experience of working with change management.
  • An excellent team player with a “can do” attitude.
  • PC skills to include Microsoft Office programmes and previous exposure to Computer Aided Design (CAD) programmes preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strict attention to detail coupled with effective problem-solving skills

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.

Category Lead

Manufacturing

Purchasing / Procurement

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Are you a Category Lead with strategic procurement / category management experience and a strength in supplier relationship management?

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 procurement career.  As the Category Lead you will act as an “expert” in your specific categories and will be the able to manage and collaborate with existing suppliers, engage with new suppliers, work cross functionally with engineering / NPD, support production and build positive relationships internally across the business and between ACRO and our supply chain.  You will lead, develop and deliver global category strategies focusing on quality, cost and service through the end to end value chain.
 
Our categories include – Soft Trim, Fabrics, Packaging, Consumables, Fasteners, Machining, Extrusion, Forming, Composites & Plastics.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

Essential:

  • Strategic procurement / category management experience.
  • Experienced in supplier relationship management.
  • Strong negotiating skills and experience.
  • Previous experience managing expenditure.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience of working to AS/ISO quality standards or equivalent.
  • Experience of writing a category plan, presenting to senior executives and peers.
  • Focused on delivering cost and service deliverables and enhancements.

Desired:

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Engineering background.

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 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.

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 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

Job Title
  
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.