Safran Mechanical Engineer I in BELLINGHAM, Washington

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business jets as well as for helicopters and spacecraft. The company develops and manufactures cutting-edge solutions to improve on-board installations and comfort as well as high-tech solutions to boost aircraft performance and flight safety.

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The Mechanical Engineer I is responsible for mechanical design including details, assemblies and installations for aircraft interior components.


The Mechanical Engineer I reports to the Engineering Manager.


Technical Support

Assist in the development of designs for new and modified interior products.

Create engineering designs that meet technical, schedule, and cost objectives.

Periodically utilize basic hand calculations to validate engineering designs.

Generate 3D Models of interior component designs.

Integrate models/designs into aircraft environment.

Research aircraft configurations/technical specifications/SOW’s to ensure proper interface between aircraft structure/systems and the interior product.

Generate 2D LOPA/GA/SK, detail and assembly drawings.

Limited interface with Purchasing/Vendors/Customers.

Generate EAMR’s, Trim and Finish dwgs and top-down BOM’s to support on time parts delivery.

Investigate/disposition drawing discrepancy reports (NCR’s), Help Desk tickets.

Provide support to manufacturing on the shop floor during first article build.

Participate and support Design Build Team meetings.

Participate in cross functional design reviews of engineering designs.

Track all engineering tasks to support deliverable Provide accurate task completion reports.

Periodic travel to support program requirements such as customer meetings, vendor support, aircraft surveys, and installations.


Promote and support 6s, Kaizen, and other Zodiac sponsored Lean activities.

Promote and support Lean Product Development initiatives within Engineering Department.

Participate and contribute to 6s and Lean activities.


Bachelor degree in applicable engineering discipline or minimum of 2 years equivalent aircraft engineering design experience required.

Minimum 1 year Aircraft interior design experience preferred.

Minimum 1 year CAD experience. CATIA V5 strongly preferred.


Collaboration – Establishes collaborative relationships to achieve objectives.

Communication – Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.

Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with limited direction.

Excellent attention to detail.

Ability to work well in team environment.

Basic knowledge of composite manufacturing processes and tooling.

Basic understanding of FAA Airworthiness regulations and applicability to engineering designs.

Self-motivated and multi-tasker; able to level load own workload.

Ability to work in a close-knit team environment and contribute at a high level at all times.

Demonstrated humility, realism, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for co-workers and the workplace.

Maintain positive attitude towards company goals.


Normal office conditions with frequent visits to the manufacturing floor.

Standard workweek often exceeds 40 hours/week.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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