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11 months ago
Safran USA/Canada
Location: Everett
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers
Job description

Provide engineering technical expertise in EWIS components design, application, testing, and assembly process development and validation. Able to support engineering interface with external and internal customers in the development of new standards or new suppliers to existing standards. Serve as the cognizant engineer responsible for all aspects of an EWIS components lifecyle.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Collaborates and coordinates with customers and suppliers to develop EWIS (electrical wiring interconnection system) components that meet customer requirements and meet company business objectives
 Provides technical oversight to manage qualification test campaigns for new components
 Develops qualification test plans based on internal or external requirements
 Supports the Purchasing Team to identify and implement cost savings opportunities using Value Engineering methods
 Develops and conducts research to support new product, processes or business opportunities
 Investigates EWIS component/assembly failures and leads root cause determination
 Supports the manufacturing processes and design optimization through commonality, cost, weight, producibility, and maintainability of design
 Independently resolves problems that affect operational, technical, project, or research and development issues affecting the department, organization, and company
 Able to lead projects to develop validated methodologies, advance engineering processes, and link business planning strategy to product definition and development
 Provides functional and technical guidance to all aspects of engineering project management
 Provides guidance to less experienced staff
 Investigate and understand design issues to derive technology solutions
 Perform assigned tasks meeting the organization's expectations for quality, schedule and process compliance
 Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, and environmental program and culture
 Other duties may be assigned

Job requirements

Education and/or Experience
 Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent engineering degree
 Master's degree in Management or Engineering discipline (preferred)
 10+ years of experience in an engineering classification
 1 to 5 years of Manufacturing
 10 years Aerospace industry
 10 years Electrical/Mechanical design or installation
 1 to 5 years of CAD design

 Technical expert on EWIS components and processes.
 Expert knowledge of industry specifications and standards associated with EWIS components
 Expert knowledge of EWIS component test specifications, methodologies and practices
 Expert knowledge of Fabrication/Manufacturing processes for applicable designs
 Strong understanding of design requirements flow, validation and compliance verification
 Considered an expert in engineering principles, theories, technologies, and concepts within the industry
 Expert knowledge of configuration management and product life-cycle management
 Capable of resolving design issues by means of problem solving methodologies
 Ability to effectively communicate and lead activities in a team environment
 Ability to effectively communicate progress and/or issues to all levels of leadership and customers
 Ability to make decisions applicable to job level and responsibilities
 Proficiency in integrating engineering designs with manufacturing processes
 Fluent in English (Written and verbal)
 Ability to work with MS Office computer application

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
 None

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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.

The physical demands of this position may include 25-50% of the time sitting, standing, talking, listening, and walking; up to 25% of the time carrying, close vision (less than 20 inches)and lifting up to 10 lbs; color vision will be used 75% or more
Specific job duties that require the physical demands above include: Airplane inspections and travel between facilities/buildings.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment may have exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and exposure to electrical shock as much as 25% of the time; has a moderate level of sound (e.g., business office with office machines and computers, people traffic) and the work is performed in office faclities with limited exposure to airplane manufacturing locations and test laboratories.

Complementary description


Safran Electrical & Power offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401k, and retirement.

Relocation assistance is offered for this position.

Candidates for positions with Safran Electrical & Power must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic data or other legally protected status.

Safran Electrical & Power is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. To verify the information in the job listing or if you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please or call: . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Company information

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.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world leaders in aerospace electrical systems, No. 1 for wiring and No. 2 for electrical systems. As a pivotal player in the 'more electric' aircraft, the company boasts more than 13,000 employees dotted across 12 countries.

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