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.




Procurement Expeditor

Manufacturing

Purchasing / Procurement

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for Procurement Expeditors to join our Purchasing Operations department.

Procurement Expeditor
 
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
  • Closing Date: Monday the 1st of April 2019

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 purchasing career.  Reporting into the Purchasing Manager, this is a key role within the purchasing department in which you will facilitate the flow of materials from suppliers through to the timely arrival of products into the business, against the production schedule. Highlighting any supply delays and rectifying to minimise any impact to the business.  You will manage the supplier purchase orders to ensure the safe arrival and acceptance of material requirements.
 
Key responsibilities

  • Actively drive the timely delivery of materials, ensuring that parts are received at the right time, allowing the business to achieve our delivery requirements.
  • Issue and manage replies for supplier weekly Open Order Book reports.
  • Work in partnership with other departments to ensure materials availability throughout the business.
  • Attend production meetings as required.
  • Provide materials availability data for use with production planning.
  • Identify, rectify and/or escalate identified issues to minimise impact to the business.
  • Assist with improving and simplifying methods of working, procedures and systems.

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

  • Experience of working as an Expeditor or a similar role within a manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • The ability to be self-motivated and work in a team and autonomously.
  • Excellent self-planning and organisational skills.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and high-pressured environment.
  • Aerospace and or/ automotive experience desirable but not essential.
  • Practical working knowledge and capability of Microsoft applications (Excel & Word) is essential.

 
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
 

Bid Manager

Sales & Account Management

Sales - Other

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are seeking a Bid Manager to manage the timely processing and preparation of Sales Bid/tender responses in line with our defined Bid 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

  • 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 play a key role within our Commercial Department whilst further developing your career!  We are looking for a Bid Coordinator to manage the timely processing and preparation of Sales Bid/tender responses in line with our defined Bid Process. 
 
Reporting to the Senior VP of Sales you will maintain templates for various sales bids/tenders whilst documenting and upholding an efficient bid library. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the heart of the sales department and add significant value to the overall bid/tendering process to ensure the global sales efforts of Acro are achieved. You will have the opportunity to work cross functionally within the business to support and collaborate with various stakeholders to coordinate inputs from Sales, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Programme Management and Finance.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Solid experience working with bids / sales proposals within a regulated industry environment and preferably with high value technical products.
  • Demonstrable experience in project managing complex RFP responses.
  • Experience of marshalling appropriate business resources needed to support bids.
  • A structured, commercially-driven and numerical thinker who is skilled at proof-reading.
  • A good grade in A Level English (or equivalent).
  • Very strong work ethic and high levels of integrity and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to diagnose real customer needs and show a high customer-orientated approach to work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate with and influence stakeholders within the business.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines successfully.
  • Experience of working within the aerospace industry and an understanding of and interest in the airline industry would be an advantage.

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.

Engineering Design Manager / Lead

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Design Manager / Lead for our Retrofit Projects team to drive our customer projects 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 position is responsible for leading a team of Engineers who deliver all retrofit customer projects culminating in the on-time, on-quality design data and bill of materials release to the operations team. The role includes the development work required as well as the correct configuration of existing developed designs to satisfy the project specification. The successful candidate will be deadline and quality focussed but will also understand the business to be able to apply a controlled, innovative approach when the standard approach does not satisfy our internal or external customers.     

Key responsibilities

  • To ensure that all engineering deliverables for retrofit projects are executed in accordance with programme timings and to the right quality (meet KPI targets)
  • To lead a team of engineers and to be technically responsible for the products that you and your team are designing.
  • Provide technical guidance and co-ordination to the design team and to have technical sign off of engineering changes and design releases generated within your team.
  • To utilise, maintain and to support the use and development of a PDM system to aid the control, release and output of engineering data.
  • Support the Applications Engineering Manager in the day to day running of your design engineering team.
  • Carry out aircraft seating design, investigation and concept engineering work utilising Catia V5.
  • Identify where Development is required on Retrofit projects and use NPD process to deliver – Chair gate reviews for features in development
  • Chair internal Design Reviews for Retrofit Projects  
  • Ensure that designs are carried out in accordance with the relevant EASA, FAA and Airframe Specifications.
  • Ensure the design meets the aesthetic and technical ambitions of the customer.
  • To liaise direct with OEM’s, Aircraft Manufacturers and Key suppliers.
  • Drive Root Cause investigation of design quality escapes or OTD failures.
  • Drive implementation of Corrective and Preventative actions.   
  • Provide effort to complete (ETC) estimates for retrofit projects on a monthly basis to allow financial planning/reporting   

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

  • Strong Mechanical or related Engineering degree
  • Relevant post grad engineering design experience with experience of leading/managing/supervising a team of engineers and demonstrable experience of technical product ownership.
  • Existing experience of working within the aircraft seating sector.
  • Extensive experience of a mechanical engineering related field utilising CAD for product manufacturing.
  • Must be capable of undertaking fundamental engineering hand calculations for example, stress analysis and reaction calculations.
  • The ability to analyse problems and recommend a course of action.
  • Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques.
  • Extensive 3D CAD capability and experience within Catia V5.
  • Must be an excellent communicator both verbally and written.
  • Must be capable of adapting to a fast and pressured environment.
  • PC literate.
Senior Design Engineer - Customer Projects

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Design Engineer to join our growing business!

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! 

We are currently looking for a Senior Design Engineer.  Reporting to the Lead Engineer, you will undertake design, engineering and development tasks utilising Catia V5 CAD system. You will support the Lead Engineer in the day to day running of seating programmes to ensure team deliverables are on time and adhere to specification.  You will substantiate and evaluate designs through 3D analysis, engineering calculations and prototyping, and will ensure the design is carried out in accordance with the relevant Airframe Specification and meets the aesthetic and technical ambitions of the customer.  You will provide technical guidance and mentoring to more junior members of the Engineering team, and will liaise directly with OEM’s, Aircraft Manufacturers and suppliers.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • A mechanical engineering degree (or equivalent) achieved at 2:1 or above.
  • Experience in a mechanical engineering-related field utilising design engineering and CAD for product design engineering, development and manufacture.
  • Capable to act as the main technical interface between Acro, the Airframer and the end customer when required.
  • Provide technical guidance (when required) to the design engineers and to have technical sign off of engineering changes and design releases generated within the team.
  • Proven exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques such as composites, injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions and machining.
  • Capable of managing the design of multiple projects in accordance with the milestones given.
  • Exposure to Catia V5 CAD & SmarTeam PDM system.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, both verbally and written.
  • A consistent ability to problem solve and propose innovative ideas.
  • Diligent, enthusiastic, and driven, with an excellent work ethic, and a “can do” attitude.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise, and manage conflicting demands.

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 Team Leader - Production Support

Engineering

Engineering - Other

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Design Team Leader to lead our Production Support 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!

Leading a small team of engineers providing Technical Assistance to the Acro shop floor and supply chain. You will lead activity to solve technical problems arising within Acro Operations. You will be accountable for providing technical solutions to allow efficient running of the Acro Production facility, whilst ensuring Design and Certification requirements are maintained.

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

  • Mechanical or related Engineering degree (2:1 minimum)
  • Significant, relevant post grad engineering design experience
  • Experience of managing/leading/supervising a team of engineers
  • Demonstrable experience of technical product ownership
  • Extensive experience gained within the aviation or automotive sector
  • Proven ability to undertake fundamental engineering hand calculations, such as stress analysis and reaction calculations
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Extensive 3D CAD capability and experience, preferably Catia V5
  • Proven capability of meeting tight deadlines within a fast-paced and pressurised 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.

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.

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.

Category Lead

Manufacturing

Purchasing / Procurement

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Category Lead with strategic procurement or 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 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 and project management 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.

Product Manager

Engineering

Project Management

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Our Programmes department are looking for Product Managers to join them and to own the product life-cycle, vision and strategy of our 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.
  
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!
  
Our Programmes department are looking for Product Managers to join their team. This is a new and exciting role within Acro, so we are looking for experienced Product Managers who can own the product vision, strategy and life-cycle of our products!
  
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to sit at the heart of a cross functional team and really make a difference to our existing range of products as well as guiding our new product designs to add to our portfolio.  Acting as the single point of contact for product decisions, you’ll be engaged from initial bid phase through to customer delivery. You will have a blend of commercial and business savvy, technical know-how and will be a master of communication managing complex product trade-off decisions.  You will play a key role in the monitoring, understanding and analysis of market trends and the competitive landscape to inform product decisions and to ensure we continue to deliver perfect comfort for passengers.
  
The successful candidate will have a blend of Product Management experience, strong business acumen and the technical skills to understand the complexities of the design and manufacturing process.
  
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.

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing

Engineer

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for Manufacturing Engineers with experience of supplier development and working within New Product Introduction environments.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 
 
We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer with previous experience of supplier development and working within a New Product Introduction (NPI) environment to join our fast-growing business!

Working within the Operations Department and closely with Quality, Design Engineering, New Product Introduction (NPI), Production and suppliers, you will support in improving multiple disciplines.  Resolving day-to-day manufacturing issues and ensuring that the manufacturing processes are the most suitable and cost effective in relation to our products and production volumes is a key focus of this position.
 
To be successful in this position you will have;

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Significant post-graduate experience within a Manufacturing Engineering position and a sound understanding of current and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques.
  • Experienced with Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement approaches.
  • Previous experience in New Product Introduction (NPI).
  • Demonstrable experience of supplier development.
  • PC skills to include Microsoft Office programmes and ideally some previous exposure to Computer Aided Design (CAD) programmes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strict attention to detail.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills.
  • A “can do” attitude.

This position is based at our office in Crawley and we offer 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pension and healthcare schemes, retail discounts, regular company events and we even finish at 1pm on a Friday!
  
If this sounds like your next challenge, please apply to be considered.
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 - Late Shift

Manufacturing

Production Worker

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for an individual with previous experience of working within a manufacturing or Warehouse environment to join the production team.

Production Support Assistant – Late Shift 
 
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
  • Working Hours: – Late Shift from 14:00 to 22:00 

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 within manufacturing production.  Reporting into the Production Manager, you will act as a key facilitator on the late shift 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.
Please Note: The successful candidate will initially train on day shifts before moving to the allocated late shift.

 
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.

Cost Accountant / Operations Accountant

Accounting

Accountant - Cost

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Cost Accountant to join and take full ownership of all aspects of accounting related to stock and costs of goods sold!

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 within finance. Working closely with the Finance Manager and Head of Finance Operations, you will be tasked with the timely creation of an accurate trial balance for the operations area of the business. You will have full ownership of all aspects of accounting related to stock and costs of goods sold. This is an opportunity for someone with a good eye for detail and a flair for spotting trends in data to showcase their analytical skills and contribute to enhancing our Operating Margin’s.
  
Key Responsibilities

  • Review Material Price Variances and Purchase Price Variances, and process all necessary corrective journals.
  • Calculate standard labour cost and labour recovery, and post relevant journals.
  • Calculate and post Warranty provisions.
  • Own the Operations side of the month end process and any changes to production BOM’s
  • Produce timely & accurate reports for the monthly management pack.
  • Process shop floor timesheets, and post overtime and temp accruals.
  • Track changes in Slow Moving and Obsolete Stock, and calculate provisions required.
  • Manage the Standard Product Costing of all inventory items.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors during audits.
  • Periodically attend stock counts to ensure they represent what is physically held and that the adjusting journals are correctly transacted.
  • Monitor third party and consignment stock, and ensure provisions are on the right levels.

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

  • Experience of standard costing within a manufacturing environment would be an advantage.
  • Must be comfortable with using ERP systems.
  • Advanced Excel Skills.
  • Positive can-do attitude, with strong inter-personal skills.
  • Must be an excellent communicator with both verbal and written 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.

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