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Test Engineer

Company : Safran Seats Job field : Testing 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 role of a Test Engineer is to work within the cyclic and static test laboratories of the Test and Development department at SSGB's Cwmbran test facility. Carry out cyclic reliability, abusive, and FAR/CS 25.561 static testing on new and existing products as they are developed within the business.

Key Responsibilities & Duties;
• Manages self and liaises with senior members of the test and development department to ensure tasks are completed to requirements on time.
• Conduct and document cyclic reliability, abusive, and static (showing compliance to FAR/CS 25.561 where applicable) tests for SSGB's aircraft interior products.
• Review and understand test plans provided by other company departments.
• Design and construct suitable static test set-ups to carry out the tests detailed therein; requiring consideration of the strength of the test article and the test set-up.
• Design and construct suitable cyclic test apparatus to automate the repeated function of complex manual and powered systems through the use of PLC programming, actuators, sensors, and switches etc.
• Monitor, record, and process test data using the appropriate instrumentation and data acquisition systems.
• Support other test engineers and Head of Test as required.
• Discuss and review test set-ups / deviations with visiting ARs and test witnesses.
• Has a working knowledge of the systems used by the Safran Seats GB Test and Development department
• Liaise with test requestors and provide feedback on test plans improvements.
• Identify test set-up issues and assist in recommending improvements and alternate solutions.
• Liaise with respective Design, Certification, and Stress departments as required.
• Liaise with external suppliers, and other industrial organisations as required.
• Assist in the improvement of department processes, methods, and manuals.

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

Understanding of testing requirements of Safran Seat products.
Working knowledge of aerospace industry standard static and cyclic test methods
Aware of standard root case analysis technique (e.g. 8D/Ishikawa).
Organisational and planning skills with ability to manage and meet deadlines and work effectively with different functions and levels of responsibility.
Experience of working to industry standards and codes. Knowledge of Part 25 (EASA/FAA) and Boeing / Airbus specifications. Knowledge of ACs, ARPs and Aerospace Standards.
Review, interpret and implement static and cyclic test plans to defined requirements.
Good understanding of mechanical structures and load paths.
Working knowledge of Pneumatic & Hydraulic systems.
Able to prepare and review concise technical reports, and manipulate spreadsheet data.
Experience in utilisation and calibration of various types of test instrumentation.
PLC programming experience (e.g. CX programmer / Omron).

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! We are recruiting for this position now, with a view to recruit as soon as possible. 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

Rare travel nationally and internationally

Locate your future workplace

Kestrel House, Lakeside, Llantarnam NP44 3HQ


Wales United Kingdom

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