Zodiac Aerospace Design Engineer 1 (ZOII) 1 in SANTA MARIA, California

Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft and for helicopters and spacecraft. It develops and manufactures state-of-the-art solutions to improve comfort and facilities on board aircraft and high-technology systems to increase aircraft performance and flight safety. Zodiac Aerospace, a Safran* company since February 2018, has 32,500 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.1billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017. Zodiac Aerospace is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.

  • Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with nearly 58,000 employees and sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

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Create designs of aircraft interior products ranging from but not limited to: bins, galleys, lavatories, or ceiling panels used in commercial and private aircrafts using a computer aided drafting system and support existing designs of products which are manufactured on site. While creating new designs, considerations of certification, composites/general material selection due to weight restrictions in aircraft, and ease of manufacturing is necessary. Product designs range from basic interiors products used in regional aircraft and commercial airlines, to first class and high end private jets products.

Summary of Duties:

  • Produce innovative, intelligent designs for production in a timely manner with respect to the project schedule, while optimizing ease of manufacturing, cost, weight, and function.

  • Design to mandatory regulatory requirements, customer and company specifications.

  • Apply Zodiac Cabin & Structures’ engineering standards as established in CDE1000, with emphasis on Sections 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10.

  • Produce accurate 3D models, preliminary layouts, production details and assembly drawings while meeting drawing release dates.

  • Prepare drawings and other engineering data required for the manufacturing of the product and data submittal to the customer.

  • Produce ECNs (Engineering Change Notice) as required to support manufacturing, customers, quality, and certification.

  • Release 3D models and drawings, maintaining data integrity according to CDE1002 and CDE1004.

  • Act as a shop liaison during initial production of new product designs to prevent and/or solve any engineering issue that may arise.

  • Identify problems and develop solutions.

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain to examine supplier lead times, costs and availability for parts and tooling necessary to manufacture the product being designed.

Qualifications:

Education: BS Engineering/Science, Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering is preferred or

2-Yr Technical degree and 3-5 Yrs experience in design engineering

Experience: 1- 3 years engineering experience. Sound understanding of mechanical systems, the strength of available materials, and manufacturing processes (composite experience is a plus). Basic understanding of tolerances and their implications; Basic understanding of airframe environment, interfaces, airworthiness and regulatory requirements for passenger aircraft;

Computer Skill: MS Office Suiteâ, MS Windowsâ. CATIA V5, SmarTeam are preferred. AutoCAD is useful.

General Notes:

  • All employees have an affirmative duty to protect and maintain the confidentiality of Zodiac Aerospace’s products.

  • As business conditions change it is necessary that all employees productively react and handle other essential tasks as assigned now or in the future.

  • Tasks may vary slightly based on products produced at division.

  • Duties listed above are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required. The Company may modify responsibilities as needed to meet business and organizational needs.

Working Conditions:

  1. Does require fluent communication in English.

  2. Employment status is full-time.

  3. Minor traveling may be required.

  4. Protracted or irregular hours may be required.

  5. Relocation to another facility may be required.

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job, rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Zodiac Aerospace | Cabin & Structures is an “at-will” employer, which means that employment is at the mutual consent of both the employee and the employer, and may be terminated at will, for any reason, with or without cause at any time during your employment with the Company. No one other than the President of the Company can enter into an agreement of employment for a specified period of time or make any agreement or representation contrary to this policy. Further, any such agreement must be in writing and signed by the President of the Company.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.

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