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Flammability Certification Engineer

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Architecture and systems engineering Brackley , England , Permanent Full-time
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Job Description

SAFRAN SEATS IS A WORLD LEADER IN AIRCRAFT SEATING.
For more than 80 years, Safran Seats has been a premium manufacturer of First and Business Class seating systems for passenger airlines.
With the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers, we pride ourselves on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.
Safran Seats GB, based in Cwmbran, South Wales is a 100% owned subsidiary of Safran Seats and we currently have 800+ employees (across 3 sites in the UK- Cwmbran, Newport and Brackley).
Seats GB offers:

• Unique and High-end Quality products
• Market leader in Bespoke aircraft seating
• Passenger Experience Expertise
• In-house design studio and group Synergies
• Dedicated production line and Industrialisation facilities
• Bespoke capabilities
• Co-creation abilities

Do you want to join our team?
Our employees are at the heart of our success; we offer a range of competitive benefits, career progression and training opportunities helping to ensure we build the future.
Company Benefits
At Safran Seats GB, we continue to support our employees and their contribution by providing a range of benefits.
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Working Hours (unless specified) are 37.5 hours per week; Mon-Thurs (8am-4:30pm), Friday (8am-1:30pm)
• ‘On Board Benefits' Programme, providing a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• Fulfilling your potential with Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
• Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
• Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• With a focus on employee health and wellbeing, we have a large, subsidised canteen/break area with indoor and outdoor seating, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities.

Flammability Certification Engineer
Brackley, England

Carry out the flammability certification activities and flammability certification projects relating to seats and seat surrounding furniture assemblies.
Help maintain the high quality standard of flammability certification documents and ensure on-time delivery of documents at all times.
Meet OTD of all the flammability certification documentation with the right first time (RFT) approach.
Liaise externally with Boeing, Airbus, STC integrators to ensure flammability compliance for SGB products is achieved.
Liaise internally with other seat departments (or seat business units) to ensure flammability compliance requirements are adhered to.
To support the Senior Flammability Certification Engineer and Lead Flammability Certification Engineer to plan and successfully execute the flammability certification activities at SGB.

Complementary Description

 Plan, conduct and report activities to demonstrate compliance of SGB cabin interior products to CS/FAR Part 25, ETSO and OEM requirements, delivering on time and in full to meet programme schedule.
 Compile test plans, test reports and other documents necessary to deliver the flammability certification of SGB cabin interior products
 Support the certification engineer in the preparation of data packages for submittal to regulators and OEMs in support of applications for ETSO, STC and TC approval
 Oversee and support external conformity inspections to show compliance of test products to regulations, accepted means of compliance and guidance material.
 Advise other business functions on flammability certification issues throughout the design and development phases to achieve a safe and reliable product.
 Review and approve engineering drawings and change requests to ensure design meets regulatory flammability certification requirements, guidance and best practices.
 Represent the flammability certification department at meetings with customers, installers and regulatory authorities (milestone meetings, customer events, etc.).
 Liaise with authorities, regulatory bodies and airframe manufacturers on flammability certification issues.
 Maintain the continued airworthiness of existing products in service and support aftermarket and DOA related change requests.
 Assist with solving production issues relating to flammability certification.

Job Requirements

Essential Skills
• Qualified to a degree level in a mechanical engineering field. Alternatively a HNC/HND or an equivalent qualification in a mechanical Engineering field, with demonstrated knowledge / experience in flammability certification and/or aircraft interior equipment and installation.
• Knowledge of regulatory standards, and quality procedures within the aerospace industry.
• Wide knowledge of Aerospace Engineering processes, and a more detailed working knowledge of the Engineering processes within Safran Seats.
• The role demands a high level of technical and process knowledge, and the ability to apply those processes across the full range of projects that the company is involved with.

• Computer literate with MS Office Software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project etc)

Desirable Skills
• Knowledge of aircraft seat and furniture flammability certification.
• Experience of working with Boeing and Airbus specifications for flammability certification.
• Sound understanding of CS / 14CFR / JAR Airworthiness standards
• Knowledge in Flammability test methods, set-ups, test procedure and results.
• Understanding of flammability test articles, conformity process and test lab preparation.
• Strong analytical skills are needed, alongside problem solving processes such as 4D, 8D, QRQC and associated tools.
This person specification is not exhaustive and we welcome all applications especially from under-represented groups including females and those from a black, minority ethnic background.

Specificity of the job

Travel to Cwmbran will be expected with this role

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap. Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector. Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.