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Chief Process Engineer

Company : Safran Cabin Job field : Industrial Engineering Location : Santa Maria , California , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 8 years Professional status : Professional, Engineer & Manager Spoken language(s) : English Fluent Salary range : 81,250 - 137,500

Job Description

Are you passionate about technology or aviation? Come invent the solutions of tomorrow in the aerospace and defense industry, with an international group where innovation, teamwork and continuing, daily education are fundamental values. Join us!

Summary of Duties:
a) Support Development Programs and In-Service/Sustaining Programs:
•Advise on new product/feature/design concepts and designs (risk analyses, definition of criteria to pass milestone, review of development logic, expert reviews on proposed designs, etc.).
•Contribute to the resolution of technical issues (current and upcoming), and in-service issues.
•Mitigate program risks through regular technical reviews.
•Be a technical resource for all departments, (Marketing, Contracts, Project Engineering etc.), offering specialist knowledge and guidance as required specific to a particular commodity.
•Perform the role of tie breaker/final decision maker for technical decisions.
•Review and approve technical documents.
b) Innovation, Research and Preparation of Future Technologies, Methods & Tools:
•Review R&T activities and validate their achievements.
•Collaborate with R&T Experts to support technological advancements, market trends, competition, related fields etc.
•Strive to maintain at the state-of-the-art regarding relevant methods and tools.
c) Develop and Capitalize on Knowledge:
•Mentor, coach and train less experienced engineers of their respective division in their fields of expertise.
•Develop, author, and maintain development manuals, design guides, and training materials to contribute to development and population of knowledge management database.
•Validate knowledge (e.g., lessons learned) and support their distribution and implementation.
•Organize and participate in seminars, workshops, etc. to share knowledge.
d) Operations Support:
•Works with manufacturing leaders to reduce labor while increasing productivity via improved processes and material and drive suggestions to Design Engineering for improved manufacturing based on availability of new material for existing and new processes
•Identify the process and the machine parameters:
•Lead the establishment of optimal processes and methods in accordance with industrialization requirements.
•Identify the special process to be performed in accordance with written procedures provided in the industrialization Dossier
•Be familiar with specific safety recommendations for the special process (chemical or electrical risks, etc.) and actions to perform in the event of a problem.
•Perform checks, detect anomalies and make adjustments:
•Inspect the parts (components or subassemblies) on which the process was performed
•Identify anomalies and report any problems if unsure about the potential impact.
•Leads Troubleshooting efforts and provides processing solutions for manufacturing issues related to materials. If necessary, initiate preventive or corrective maintenance by the relevant department.

Complementary Description

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Industrialization Direction, as part of the Production Engineering branch, The Chief Process Engineer is a technical expert for the facility processes and production means. He/she has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of their product: design, manufacture, material, process, certification/qualification, tooling, quality, and the environment in which it is installed.

The Chief Process Engineer is a technical resource that assures excellence in all aspects of the Industrialization and Serial Production stage, from marketing and the proposal stage, through contract negotiation and award, and throughout production. He/she participates in design reviews, assesses tool design, M&P, and qualification/certification data, and continues supporting through FAI, first install, entry-into-service, and operational maturity.

The Chief Process Engineer's principle function is to promote Engineering excellence that will lead to the manufacture of a best-in-class aircraft interior product. He/she provides a platform for learning, mentoring, and the development of less experienced engineers. The Chief Engineer owns the creation, development, and maintenance of the division's product related Process Standards. The Chief Engineer will participate on internal and external design and milestone reviews and secure established standard principles are applied across all programs.

Job Requirements

Education: BS Engineering/Science (MS preferred), Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
• 15+ years engineering; Inclusive of all characteristics of Materials and Process Engineer 4.
• Responsible for multiple specifications (e.g. Metallurgy, Composites, Finishes)
• Proven ability to be self-motivated with core disciplines of design for: cost, weight, manufacturability, qualification and quality.
• Computer Skill: MS Office Suite, MS Windows. AutoCAD, CATIA V5, SmarTeam are preferred.

Safran Cabin headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, with a global presence of over 10,000 employees at 39 sites. Site locations are in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Tunisia and Thailand. Safran Cabin serves over 400 airlines and leasing companies globally and delivers to all airframe OEM manufacturers with a heritage spanning over 80 years in the industry.

Safran's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goes beyond our facility walls. We value and support the communities where we live and work. One of Safran's values and CSR pillar is Corporate Citizenship that helps drive economic, social and cultural progress by sharing our gifts with those around us.

• Your Career: Safran is committed to providing internal mobility to our employees. We operate globally so the sky is the limit of where your Safran journey can take you.
• Your Development: Safran employees have free access to Safran University courses and external tuition reimbursement for approved programs or certifications.
• Your Benefits: Our suite of comprehensive benefits include health care (medical, dental and vision), life insurance, 401(k) savings plans with company match, paid time off, Safran Perks with BenefitHub – Employee Discounts & Rewards Marketplace for consumer products/services and more!
• Management roles may be eligible for a bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable incentive plan.

Specificity of the job

Traveling may be required.

Salary Range: USD $81,250 - $137,500

At Safran, diversity & inclusion is a source of richness that adds quality of life, performance, and innovation. We welcome diverse contributions and provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, disability/medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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2850 Skyway Drive CA 93455

Santa Maria

California United States

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