Bradfor Ltd is recruiting a Product Development Technician to join our Team!

24 May 2024

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Based in Rostrevor, Bradfor Ltd is a family owned business established in 1996. It specialises in the manufacture of dress covers, diaphragms, life vest pouches, straps and general upholstery for prestigious local and international aerospace companies.

The purpose of this role is to support the Product Development Manager in the preparation and completion of First article inspection reports. Assist in the development of new products and the continuous improvement of existing programmes/products. The role holder will be required to be proficient in the ability to interpret technical drawings in order to assist in the conforming of patterns and designs in line with customer specifications. The role holder will be responsible for ensuring that all products conform to customer specifications.

Main Duties (This is not an exhaustive list and a full job spec is available on request)

  • Ability to read and understand customer’s technical drawings.
  • Undertake First Article inspections report to ensure specifications are met.
  • Attending all training courses either internal or external to ensure skills to fulfil the role are acquired and maintained.
  • Liaising with other departments and external suppliers effectively and in a professional manner.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of something different and will give you the opportunity to join a team where your contribution is valued.

What you need 

  • A high level of competence in the interpretation of technical drawings
  • CAD is desirable
  • A basic knowledge of quality management systems is desirable although training will be given.
  • An excellent knowledge of computers i.e. Microsoft Excel/Word is essential.

Not everything is always straightforward so you will also need to have a flexible attitude to work as plans can sometimes change to ensure our customers’ needs are met. The role is busy and can be pressurised and a high standard of work is required at all times, so a calm approach is essential.

What you’ll get

  • Competitive salary
  • No evenings or weekends working 39 hours per week 8am -5pm Mon-Thurs with an early finish on a Friday of 1pm.
  • Above statutory minimum holiday entitlement.
  • Half day paid leave on your birthday.
  • A recognition payment following the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.
  • Dedicated onsite parking space.
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.
  • A supportive management team.
  • A beautiful seaside location.

You will need to be committed to delivering on performance and be able to take advice and guidance from more experienced colleagues.  Teamwork is a key factor in our success and underpins everything we do. We are all working to achieve the same goals so it is vital that you can demonstrate that you can work well as part of a team.

What now?

If you are interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to