Safran Industrial Engineer in CYPRESS, California

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. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).

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.

Safran Cabin is the world’s leading supplier of cabin interiors for regional, narrow and wide-body, business and military aircraft.

The company's product range includes integrated cabin interiors, overhead bins, galleys, lavatories, crew rests and cargo containers.

The Industrial Engineer is responsible for determining the most cost-effective ways to create products. Develop strategies to increase productivity by maximizing line efficiency and managing resources to meet company targets.

Job Duties:

  • Analyzing and planning work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, manufacturing methods, and cost analysis systems to promote process and value stream improvements.

  • Conferring with Planning, Quality, and Design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods that meet specifications.

  • Providing feedback to Engineering to improve product design for ease of manufacturing, optimization of material and labor costs, and weight reduction.

  • Performing time studies on operations to define work content and evaluate headcount requirements on existing and new production lines.

  • Designing and deploying tooling to aid in production processes.

  • Establishing new manufacturing lines or providing suggestions for existing production lines.

  • Providing training and assistance to Production Personnel for all facets related to the manufacturing of the product.

  • Participating in and leading product/process improvement projects.

  • Drafting and designing layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to achieve maximum efficiency.

  • Analyzing data and product specifications to determine standards and establish quality and reliability objectives of finished product.

  • Developing line layout to assemble parts or products to promote efficient utilization.

  • Regulating and altering workflow schedules according to established manufacturing sequences and lead times to expedite production operations.

  • Discussing with management, Engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.


E ducation: Bachelor’s degree required; B.S. in Industrial, Aeronautical, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering preferred.

Experience: 3 - 6+ years.

Computer Skills: Computer literate including Excel, Word. CAD experience (CATIA V5 preferred). Proficient in GD&T, as well as PPAP, APQP, FMEA and process capability.

Other Skills: Demonstrable LEAN Manufacturing training and experience. Knowledge of pull systems standardized work and strong problem-solving skills supporting the Shop Floor. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills. Project and general management experience

Experience with airworthiness regulations, and LEAN tools such as Value Stream Mapping (VSM) “5S.”

Level: Mid Level - Senior Level

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