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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.

Master Scheduler

Manufacturing

Planning

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Master Scheduler with a strong understanding of ERP, extensive scheduling and manufacturing / production planning experience.

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 career within manufacturing and production operations.  Reporting into the Planning Manager and working within the Operations Management team you will produce, manage and communicate plans to ensure product delivery and customer satisfaction.  You will own and manage Acro’s view of supply and demand across all teams, create and maintain capacity plans for production as well as other departments within the business to include existing and planned projects.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Extensive scheduling experience within a Project and/or Production environment.
  • Experience of resource, schedule and planning tools such as MS Project, Primavera, Excel or equivalent
  • Able to simplify and distil data into useful management information
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to propose innovative ideas.
  • Diligent, enthusiastic and driven, with an excellent work ethic, and a “can do” attitude.
  • A strong understanding of ERP
  • The ability to work under pressure, prioritise and manage conflicting demands.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Analytically minded with the ability to collate and clearly present data.
  • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing planning, master production scheduling, inventory control, materials requirements planning, capacity requirements planning.

Desirable:

  • MCIPS qualified / part-qualified.
  • Project management qualification
  • Previous experience within a design & manufacturing 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.

Project Certification Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Certification Engineering professional to support our product through the New Product Development process

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 career in the Engineering industry. In this role you will be reporting into the Lead Certification Engineer and working within the Certification team. The main responsibility of the role is to ensure accurate substantiation and on time delivery of certification activity across a range of projects, in conjunction with external stakeholders, e.g. industry authorities, MROs etc
  
To be successful in this position you will have experience in;
  

  • The compilation and control of certification documents and technical publications while ensuring the project meets its quality and timely delivery of project stage gates are achieved
  • Utilising your experience in certification to verify compliance of any documentation against the specific certification requirements of the project, including test plans and guidance materials
  • Working with various areas of the business, while utilising your knowledge of CAD, to review and discuss design and further support the generation of Component Maintenance Manuals, Service Bulletins, Service Information Letters and Test/Technical Reports in each instance
  • Mitigation of project risk and challenging of relevant stakeholders, e.g. authorities, to drive the most efficient and trouble-free route to certification
  • Building strong internal and external relationships with relevant stakeholders

  
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 - 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.

International Sales Manager

Sales & Account Management

Area / Territory Manager

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Do you have proven new business sales experience and an existing network of airlines or experience of selling within the aircraft interiors 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. 
  
Do you have proven new business sales experience within an existing network of airlines or experience of selling within the aircraft interiors industry? If so, we want 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!
  • Please Note, this is a role that requires regular travel on an international basis.

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 – experience of 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.