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9 months ago
Safran USA/Canada
Location: Texas
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Technician
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters. Safran is also features at the top of the "Happy at Work" ranking compiled by the website meilleures-entreprises.com, as one of the most popular companies for young engineers* and in the LinkedIn Top Attractors in France.

*Universum and Trendence surveys

Safran Helicopter Engines is the world's leading helicopter engine manufacturer, with over 72,000 engines produced since the company was founded in 1938. Offering the widest range of turbine engines, the company has 2,500 customers in 155 countries. With 15 sites, 16 repair and overhaul centers, 44 distributors and authorized service centers and 90 field representatives and technicians, Safran Helicopter Engines is established on all continents and provides its customers with local services. Safran Power Units, a subsidiary of Safran Helicopter Engines, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles and target drones as well as auxiliary power units.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Production - Product testing

Job title

Technician - Test Cell (1st Shift)

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category


Part time / Full time


Job description

1.0 Summary of Job Purpose:
The ideal candidate will test performance of new, repaired and overhauled aircraft engines, such as turboshaft, turbojet, and line replacement units, and interpret test data.

2.0 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Connect oil and fuel lines, instruments, controls, and engine accessories, such as generators, magnetos, and fuel injectors, using hand tools.
•Connect testing instruments, such as dynamometers and manometers, to engine.
•Start and operate engine for specified time at various speeds.
•Read and record test data, such as speed, temperature, oil pressure, fuel consumption, and exhaust pressure.
•Calculate performance of engine at various speeds, using test data, standard formulas, computer or calculator.
•Sign off tested engines as ready for service or indicates reasons for rejection based on analysis of test data.
•May operate computerized test equipment to enter, retrieve, and compute test data and be designated test cell technician.
•May be assigned responsibility for training of co-workers, and ensures that they are properly trained for each task they are performing.
•May be assigned delegate authority by quality department.
•Define and implement changes as necessary to improve process.
•Ensure that safety is a priority.
•Ensure cleanliness of work area.
•May be assigned responsibility for maintenance performed during his/her shift.
•Supports Safran Helicopter Engines and management policies.

3.0 Scopes and Accountabilities:
•Follows prescribed procedures
•May identify procedural problems and recommend solutions
•Acts after supervisor approval
•Must redo/repair a portion of the work when deficiencies are found

4.0 Required Competencies; Education / Knowledge / Skills and Abilities:
•Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Mechanical/technical/interpersonal – Advanced – Skills must be adapted to the unique requirements of the organization.
•Intermediate – Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
•Powerplant License preferred

Additional description

5.0 Physical Requirements:
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.

•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit and talk or hear.
•The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
•While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Texas

City (-ies)

Grand Prairie

Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

High School diploma, A Level

Minimum experience level required

More than 3 years

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