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Test Lab Engineer

Testing Gainesville , Texas , United States Permanent Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 3 years

Job Description

Occupational Summary:

Responsible for test laboratory standard operations, such as perform testing, preparation of test set-ups, test data sheets and test reports along with design of test fixtures and maintenance of the test laboratory in support of certification of aircraft passenger seat products.

2) Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions):

A) Must be detailed oriented and have sound engineering judgment.
B) Must be self-motivated and a self-starter.
C) Must be able to generate documents like plans, data sheets, and reports.
D) Must have design capabilities to aid test fixture design.
E) Must have the ability to create and analyze CAD drawings.
F) Must be willing to perform tests and some physical work at the test laboratory as needed.
G) Performs other duties as assigned.

3) Qualification Requirements:

A) Knowledge and Skills:

i) Must have the ability to create and analyze CAD drawings (CADAM, Pro/E).
ii) Must also have a complete knowledge of finite analysis methods, FAR's related to certification of aircraft interiors, and airframe manufacturers specifications.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

i) Must have a B.S. in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering.
ii) One year of related experience preferred.
iii) Familiarity with FAA regulations and airframe manufacturer's specifications preferred.
iv) Experience in stress analysis, finite element analysis methods or MSC NASTRAN is a plus.

Acts in accordance with company values and related competencies.

Communication Skills:
Must have the ability to generate written communication and to operate required office equipment. Ability to read and review written communication. Speech and hearing abilities that allow individual to communicate clearly and distinctly in English.

E) Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve problems and think strategically.

4) Physical Demands:

This position requires extended periods of sitting while working with computers and viewing computer monitors and other office equipment. Finger dexterity needed in using misc. office equipment such as telephone, computer and copy machine, etc. Bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to approximately twenty pounds are required during tasks related to the job.

Specificity of the job


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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 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 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 was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

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