Safran Production Technician 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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Production Technician performs various aerospace production processes including press, layup, deco, assembly, fill & fair, bonding, as well as hand trim and final assembly. Production Technicians manufacture and assemble various components to construct commercial aircraft interiors.


Production Technician I reports to the Production Supervisor. The Production Technician I does not have any authority over other employees.


  • Using hands, will manufacture and assemble various components to construct commercial aircraft interiors.

  • Adheres to company and customer specifications, work instructions, engineering prints and work orders.

  • Documents the materials used in the process to maintain traceability.

  • Builds sub assemblies of aircraft components, such as:

  • Lay-up and trim composite panels (Fiberglass Experience applicable)

  • Installs inserts and applies edging material

  • Fill and fair panels as necessary per the established specification or customer limits (Auto body/Bondo experience applicable)

  • Paint surfaces (Auto body experience a plus)

  • Wrap panels (Vinyl wrapping experience applicable)

  • Assemble components (Carpentry and Construction experience applicable)

  • Forming of aluminum trim extrusions, fiberglass laminates and other materials for completion of the sub assemblies, parts or structures.

  • Assembles aircraft structures and units, such as:

  • Bonds and attaches the sub assemblies to the structure/unit.

  • Attaches the hardware and some electrical components.

  • Safely handles various regulated materials used in the process.

  • Must carefully handle raw material and manufactured parts to ensure the integrity and quality is not compromised by handling.

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


  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Knowledge of “shop math” including use of measurement tools preferred

  • Familiarity with blueprint reading preferred

  • Ability to meet deadlines required

  • Ability to use a variety of hand tools required

  • Must be self-directed and take initiative on projects


  • Customer Focus – solicits and uses feedback for continuous improvement. Strives for quality and excellence.

  • Accountability – takes a no excuses approach to making things happen. Takes responsibility for own actions and results.

  • Collaboration – Establishes collaborative relationships to achieve objectives

  • Communication – Excellent interpersonal and communication.

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently

  • Must be self motivated.


  • Computer experience and/or knowledge of MS Word, Access and Excel preferred

  • Ability to work different shifts preferred

  • Ability to work overtime required

  • Attention to detail required


  • Manufacturing environment. Dusty high noise levels, require hearing protection.

  • 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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