We embrace change, the latest technologies, efficiency improvements, and we pay particular attention to ensuring everyone receives the very best in training, mentoring, and development opportunities.

We offer competitive salaries alongside a generous employee benefit package that includes an outstanding health and wellbeing package via the Village Hotel in Blackpool, providing peak time access to all of the gym and leisure facilities and membership of the 18-hole golf club.

We work out of a modern facility within the Blackpool airport enterprise zone, providing a comfortable and inspiring environment for thought provocation and problem solving.

We work at all levels within the aviation industry, working with a wide variety of clients and products, providing a brilliant environment to learn, develop and contribute to aviation safety.

Career Vacancies

A core revenue stream for Airframe Designs Limited is the delivery of engineering services to support mechanical design solutions for the aviation, defence and space sectors.

Our Turn-Key offering for mechanical structures involves combining design, analysis and manufacturing solutions to deliver optimised products.

Job Description
The primary role of the stress engineer is to compile stress reports to demonstrate compliance against a set of relevant structural requirements. Other duties include:
• Compiling structural test plans / reports and observing tests.
• Visiting customers and attending airframe surveys.

Skills & Knowledge
• The ability to perform hand calculations based on first principles of stress and strain.
• Knowledge of metallic and non-metallic material properties and failure modes.
• Knowledge of EASA Part 21J Rules for DOAs and Certification Specifications, especially structural regulations associated with CS25, 27, 29 and FAR, JAR Equivalents.
• The ability to understand and check engineering drawings.
• Keeping abreast of current and future technologies.
• The ability to communicate clearly and confidently both within the business and externally with customers.
• The ability to integrate into multiple teams and projects and become familiar with different company procedures.
• The ability to work independently to provide creative solutions to problems.
• The ability to work efficiently and accurately to a ‘required’ and consistent standard.
• Competence with the engineering tool-set: MS Office, MATHCAD, MSC ONE

Primary Industry
Aerospace

Employment Type
Full-Time

Location
Office Based – Blackpool

Required Qualification
MEng / BEng Engineering Degree
(or equivalent)

Applicant Pre-Requisites
Clean Driving Licence
Clear DBS Check
UK Passport Holder

Job Function
Stress Engineer

Application Process
Send CV and covering letter to: reachout@airframedesigns.com

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Company Background
A core revenue stream for Airframe Designs Limited is the delivery of engineering services to support mechanical design solutions for the aviation, defence and space sectors.

Our Turn-Key offering for mechanical structures involves combining design, analysis and manufacturing solutions to deliver optimised products.

Job Description
All of the roles defined for a Stress Engineer, plus:
• Checking stress reports and FE models.
• Assisting the Structures Manager with training, quotations, project management, and customer liaison.

Skills & Knowledge
All of the skills & knowledge defined for the Stress Engineer, alongside a minimum of 4 years relevant experience, plus:
• The ability to lead a project, with minimal support from the Structures Manager.

Primary Industry
Aerospace

Employment Type
Full-Time

Location
Office Based – Blackpool

Required Qualification
MEng / BEng Engineering Degree
(or equivalent)

Applicant Pre-Requisites
Clean Driving Licence
Clear DBS Check
UK Passport Holder

Job Function
Senior Stress Engineer

Application Process
Send CV and covering letter to: reachout@airframedesigns.com

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Company Background
A core revenue stream for Airframe Designs Limited is the delivery of engineering services to support mechanical design solutions for the aviation, defence and space sectors.

Our Turn-Key offering for mechanical structures involves combining design, analysis and manufacturing solutions to deliver optimised products.

Job Description
The primary role of the design engineer is to create mechanical design data (3D models, 2D drawings, schemes and BOMs).
Other duties include:
• Creation of FMEA, User Manuals, CE documentation, design investigations, design reviews, design reports.
• Design representation at customer PDR, CDR, and FDR review gates.

Skills & Knowledge
• The ability to design mechanical structure and create the necessary data sets in a CAD environment.
• The ability to create and complete FMEA, User Manuals, CE documentation, Design investigations, Design Reviews, Design Reports.
• Knowledge of metallic and non-metallic material properties.
• Knowledge and appreciation of designing for manufacture (DFM) and designing for additive manufacture (DFAM).
• Knowledge of EASA Part 21J Rules for DOAs and Certification Specifications, especially design related regulations associated with CS25, 27, 29 and FAR, JAR Equivalents.
• Keeping abreast of current and future technologies.
• The ability to communicate clearly and confidently both within the business and externally with customers.
• The ability to integrate into multiple teams and projects and become familiar with different company procedures.
• The ability to work independently to provide creative solutions to problems.
• The ability to work efficiently and accurately to a ‘required’ and consistent standard.
Competence with the engineering tool-set: MS Office, CATIA V5 and/or SOLIDWORKS and/or SIEMENS NX

Primary Industry
Aerospace

Employment Type
Full Time

Location
Office Based – Blackpool

Required Qualifications
MEng / BEng Engineering Degree
(or equivalent)

Applicant Pre-Requisites
Clean Driving Licence
Clear DBS Check
UK Passport Holder

Job Function
Design Engineer

Application Process
Send CV and covering letter to: reachout@airframedesigns.com

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Company Background
A core revenue stream for Airframe Designs Limited is the delivery of engineering services to support mechanical design solutions for the aviation, defence and space sectors.

Our Turn-Key offering for mechanical structures involves combining design, analysis and manufacturing solutions to deliver optimised products.

Job Description
All of the roles defined for a Design Engineer, plus:
• Checking design data.
• Assisting the Design Manager with training, quotations, project management, and customer liaison.

Skills & Knowledge
All of the skills & knowledge defined for the Design Engineer, alongside a minimum of 4 years relevant experience, plus:
• The ability to lead a project, with minimal support from the Design Manager.

Primary Industry
Aerospace

Employment Type
Full Time

Location
Office Based – Blackpool

Required Qualifications
MEng / BEng Engineering Degree
(or equivalent)

Applicant Pre-Requisites
Clean Driving Licence
Clear DBS Check
UK Passport Holder

Job Function
Senior Design Engineer

Application Process
Send CV and covering letter to: reachout@airframedesigns.com

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Company Background
A core revenue stream for Airframe Designs Limited is the delivery of engineering services to support mechanical design solutions for the aviation, defence and space sectors.

Our Turn-Key offering for mechanical structures involves combining design, analysis and manufacturing solutions to deliver optimised products.

Job Description
All of the roles defined for a Design Engineer, plus:
• Checking design data.
• Component / Tool check and buyoff.
• Providing support to manufacturing / design supply chains.
• Assisting the Design Manager with training, quotations, project management, and customer liaison.

Skills & Knowledge
All of the skills & knowledge defined for the Design Engineer, alongside a minimum of 4 years relevant experience, plus:
• A sound tool-design background in the creation of conceptual tool designs and development of the design to final product delivery.
• The ability to provide life-cycle support of tooling from concept design to in-service liaison with the customer.
• The ability to independently check CAD models, DWGs, methodology, designing for manufacture, BOMs, Poka-Yoke, ergonomics / HMI.
• A knowledge and interest of design for additive manufacture is desirable.
• The ability to lead a project, with minimal support from the Design Manager.
• Clear and confident verbal / written communication.

Primary Industry
Aerospace

Employment Type
Full Time

Location
Office Based – Blackpool

Required Qualifications
MEng / BEng Engineering Degree
(or equivalent)

Applicant Pre-Requisites
Clean Driving Licence
Clear DBS Check
UK Passport Holder

Job Function
Senior Tool Design Engineer

Application Process
Send CV and covering letter to: reachout@airframedesigns.com

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Company Background
A core revenue stream for Airframe Designs Limited is the delivery of engineering services to support mechanical design solutions for the aviation, defence and space sectors.

Our Turn-Key offering for mechanical structures involves combining design, analysis and manufacturing solutions to deliver optimised products.

Job Description
The primary role of the additive manufacturing engineer is to work within the production facility to assist with the manufacture of ALM polymer parts.
Other duties include:
• Assisting in R&D related to polymer ALM.

Skills & Knowledge
• The ability to operate all equipment in the production facility i.e., printers, ovens, scanners, wash-station etc..
• The ability to develop DFAM products and convert CAD data into ALM slicing files.
• The ability to inspect parts and produce inspection reports.
• Knowledge of all types of polymer filament, applications, limitations, material properties.
• Knowledge of EASA Part 21G Rules for Production Organisations and the relationship / linkage to the customer Design Organisations.
• Keeping abreast of current and future technologies.
• The ability to communicate clearly and confidently both within the business and externally with customers.
• The ability to integrate into multiple teams and projects and become familiar with different company procedures.
• The ability to work independently to provide creative solutions to problems.
• The ability to work efficiently and accurately to a ‘required’ and consistent standard.
• Competence with the engineering tool-set: MS Office, CATIA V5, DIGIMAT, VERISURF, slicing software etc..

Primary Industry
Aerospace

Employment Type
Full Time

Location
Office Based – Blackpool

Required Qualifications
MEng / BEng Engineering Degree
(or equivalent)

Applicant Pre-Requisites
Clean Driving Licence
Clear DBS Check
UK Passport Holder

Job Function
Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Application Process
Send CV and covering letter to: reachout@airframedesigns.com

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The Airframe Designs Graduate Development Programme offers a dynamic, forward-thinking, and nurturing learning experience that propels you to quickly integrate into the team and make meaningful contributions to live projects.

You will join the team as a Design, Stress, or Additive Manufacturing engineer, with the opportunity to gain exposure to other engineering disciplines. Our comprehensive and industry-recognized training package will provide the support needed to expand your skills across various areas of expertise.

Job Description

Your day to day activities will include but are not limited to:

  • Performing structural analysis using both hand calculations and finite element modelling techniques.
  • Compiling structural test plans / reports and witnessing tests.
  • Visiting customers and attending airframe surveys.
  • Design of mechanical components and assemblies using CAD for fixed wing aircraft and rotorcraft (civil and military).
  • Performing design investigations and trade studies.
  • Attending customer design reviews both virtually and on-site.
  • Design optimisation for additive manufacturing.
  • 3D scanning of full aircraft and aircraft components both on our premises and on customer premises.

Skills & Knowledge

  • The ability to perform hand calculations based on first principles of stress and strain.
  • Knowledge of metallic and non-metallic material properties and failure modes.
  • The ability to understand and check engineering drawings.
  • Keeping abreast of current and future technologies.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently both within the business and externally with customers.
  • The ability to integrate into multiple teams and projects and become familiar with different company procedures.
  • The ability to work independently to provide creative solutions to problems.
  • The ability to work efficiently, accurately, and consistently to a high standard.
  • Competence with basic engineering tool-sets: MS Office, CAD, FEA

Programme Length
Five Years

Employment Type
Full-Time

Location
Office Based – Blackpool

Required Qualification
MEng / BEng Engineering Degree
(or equivalent)

Applicant Pre-Requisites
Clear DBS Check
UK Passport Holder

Job Function
Graduate Engineer

Application Process
Send CV and covering letter to: reachout@airframedesigns.com

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The Airframe Designs Degree Apprenticeship Programme offers an exceptional opportunity to earn an engineering degree while gaining invaluable experience, acquiring essential skills, and accessing world-class training on state-of-the-art equipment.

As a participant, you will not only pursue a degree in engineering but also actively contribute to our engineering team at AFD. Working on live projects under the guidance of our highly experienced professionals, you will have the chance to learn and grow.

This programme provides a distinctive pathway to becoming a well-rounded, qualified, and highly skilled engineer, with direct exposure to major aerospace companies.

Job Description
The primary role of the apprentice engineer is to learn and develop to become a qualified engineer in one of the following disciplines: Design, Stress or Additive Manufacturing. Other duties include:

  • Attending a college or university, on a day-release basis, to complete a relevant engineering degree.
  • Completing a 3-month period (or longer) of practical training in basic work-shop skills.
  • Learning and developing a set of engineering skills through on-the-job training, mentoring, and via training courses.
  • Learning to use all software and hardware (including manufacturing equipment) deployed across the business.
  • Providing engineering support to live projects across the business.

Skills & Knowledge

  • The ability to perform basic hand calculations.
  • The ability to design mechanical structure and create the necessary data sets in a CAD environment.
  • A basic knowledge of materials and failure modes.
  • Keeping abreast of current and future technologies.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently both within the business and externally with customers.
  • The ability to integrate into multiple teams and projects and become familiar with different company procedures.
  • The ability to work independently to provide creative solutions to problems.
  • The ability to work efficiently and accurately to a ‘required’ and consistent standard.
  • Competence with engineering & manufacturing tool-sets.

Programme Length
Five Years

Employment Type
Full-Time
Day Release at College

Location
Office Based – Blackpool

Required Qualifications
3 x A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification

Applicant Pre-Requisites
Clear DBS Check
UK Passport Holder

Job Function
Engineering Apprentice

Application Process
Send CV and covering letter to: reachout@airframedesigns.com

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