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Aerospace Trim Technician

Company : Safran Seats Job field : Manufacture / assembly and repair Location : Cwmbran , Wales , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time

Job Description

Are you interested in working at the business end of Aerospace, where airline brand meets innovative passenger experience? Then your next opportunity could be with Safran Seats, an industry award winning, premium designer and manufacturer of First and Business Class seating and technology. Our passenger experience prides itself on innovation, customisation, quality and industrial design.

At Safran Seats, we are unique within aerospace, as we interface with both the world's biggest airlines and airframers alike, with the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers. One day you could be liaising with one of the world's largest airframers, and the next, some of the biggest airline brands around the world!

In the UK, Safran Seats specialises solely in the First Class and Business Class seating markets for wide body aircraft, with industrial and engineering teams in Cwmbran and Newport, Wales and Brackley, England.

The Trim Technician is responsible for the development of all trim (soft finishing) aspects of new projects undertaken by the industrialisation department. You will support design engineering and operations departments to deliver new customer programmes into production on time, to cost and to a high quality standard. There will also be periodic support required by production, sales, R & T and after market teams to deliver customer requests.

Key Responsibilities & Duties include;
• Check supplied parts and assemblies to ensure compliance to drawing, design data and all relevant specifications
• Represent the department in product design reviews giving feedback on likely issues and improvement opportunities
• Analyse product design using CAD models and log issues per company process (5C)
• Identify assembly and manufacturing process improvement opportunities throughout the product development phase
• Build Development articles against CAD model screen grabs/instructions
• Analyse development article builds and log issues
• Define and validate solutions and countermeasures for 5C issues raised
• Build test articles to standard production processes and record deviations
• View/interrogate product BOMs and locate parts on company's MRP system (BaaN)
• Rework parts to new design solutions for trial and evaluation
• Rework “out of revision” parts to the latest design standard and complete minor rework order form
• Maintain the engineering quality and integrity of the work produced within their work package
• Work with other departments to ensure that the design solution meets the appropriate airworthiness requirements
• Record timings for assembly and disassembly for calculation of cycle times
• Identify the need for jigs and fixtures to ensure correct assembly

Complementary Description

Our in-house design studio co-creates the most innovative experiences in the sky with our airline customers and partners. Our dedicated engineering, production and in-service support facilities are integral to delivering a high-end quality product that we keep flying throughout the life of programme. We are fully supported by a wide team of support functions, from HR to Finance, to Business Development and Planning and Logistics, our team is built to give Safran Seats an end-to-end capability in house in the UK.

We focus on:

Our people
These are our four People Fundamentals that underpin everything we do at Safran:
• We believe in and fostering the conditions for diversity and inclusion to thrive
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support between you and your colleagues
So you'll be supported every step of the way!

Our people are at the heart of our success, as we work together to achieve our mission: contributing to a safer and more sustainable aviation. We are tackling the biggest challenges in aerospace, with a commitment to work to decarbonise the industry by 2050.

Global Mobility
As part of the Safran Group, across our businesses we are market leaders in aerospace, defence and space; there is always potential for future mobility in the UK and internationally.

Job Requirements

Good standard of education at minimum of GCSE level
Trim experience in aerospace seat manufacture at defined expert level
Experience of working within company and regulatory processes, standards and specifications
Knowledge of trim materials and how and where they can be used.
Good knowledge of design for assembly/manufacture principles
Patterning (breaking down an assembly into its constituent parts) & pattern making
Application of adhesive using spray booth and spray gun
Spray booth and spray gun maintenance
Prototype making using frame work, cushions, arm caps etc.
Ability to interrogate models using 3D CAD software
Ability to interpret 2D drawings
Good written and oral communication skills
Good problem solving skills
Computer literate with basic working knowledge of MS applications
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Ability to work with no supervision & intervention
Use of hand and power tools to assemble and modify parts.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you!

Our employees are at the heart of our success, as we work together for our sustainable future. There are four People Fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:
• We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

As a valued member of our team, these are just a few of the benefits you'll receive:
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Benefits Programme, with a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• 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

Please apply and submit your CV today! Once your CV has been reviewed, we will contact you with the next stages.

We want Safran Seats to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Seats an inclusive place to work.

Specificity of the job

There is no regular travel required with this role.

Locate your future workplace

Kestrel House, Lakeside, Llantarnam NP44 3HQ


Wales United Kingdom

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