Safran Manufacturing Engineer 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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Job Summary:

Support the Engineering and Production Department with respect to the manufacturing of aircraft interior products by solving manufacturing issues and reducing the time to manufacture products with the implementation of time saving measures while ensuring the quality, integrity and certification properties of products manufactured is maintained or improved.

Summary of Duties

  • Act as shop liaison between Design Engineers and Production to ensure products are built to specifications and engineering documents.

  • Know and apply C&D Engineering Manual, CDE1000 with emphasis on Section 2.0.

  • Provide feedback to Design Engineering to improve product design for ease of manufacturing, optimization of cost, weight reduction and time to manufacture product.

  • Prepare engineering change notices (ECNs) as required to support manufacturing and quality of parts produced.

  • Identify and if necessary, design and deploy tooling to aid in production processes.

  • Ensure standardization and compliance to engineering, customer and company specification for processes employed in the production of interior products.

  • Solve manufacturing issues and communicate solutions to Design Engineering.

  • Establish manufacturing line set up for new products for optimal production with respect to time and cost, and/or provide suggestions for existing production lines to Production and General Manager.

  • Provide assistance to production personal for all facets related to manufacturing of product.

  • Provide training to new hire production personnel.


Education: BS in Industrial, Aeronautical, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering is preferred.

Experience: 0-2 years.

Computer Skills: Proficient with Windows Operating System®, Office XP®., AutoCAD.

Other Skills: Experience with airworthiness’ regulations is desired.

Description: Entry to mid Level.

Working Conditions:

  1. Does require fluent communication in English language.

  2. Employment Status may be Part-time, Full-time, or temporary.

  3. Minor traveling may be required.

  4. Protracted or irregular hours are be required.

  5. Relocation to another C&D 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.

C&D 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

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