Product Improvement Specialist

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Key information

Architecture and systems engineering
Research, design and development
Employees / Staff
Ajax, Ontario, CANADA
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years

Job description

  • • Develop and support collaboration between design office and production
  • • Facilitate design for manufacturing and concurrent engineering activities
  • • During product development phase, ensure that design for manufacturing objectives are defined and met (manufacturing costs, lead times and quality)
  • • During sustaining phase, identify, promote and support implementation of product improvements targeting better manufacturability
  • • When needed, support engineering and/or manufacturing activities to ensure design for manufacturing objectives achievement
  • • Jointly with Manufacturing Engineering, support perfect understanding of definition requirements and proper transmission into manufacturing and inspection processes
  • • Ensure that manufacturing needs and constrains are properly taken into account in product definition
  • • Jointly with manufacturing quality, ensure continuous monitoring of design for manufacturing KPIs (non-conformities, process capability, etc.)
  • • Jointly with multi sites Product Improvement Engineering team, develop generic improvement projects related to processes, methods and tools supporting design for manufacturing activities and needs
  • • Jointly with engineering and manufacturing, ensure efficient manufacturing concessions treatment by engineering, propose optimizations and support their implementation when needed
  • • On a monthly average basis, travel to other Safran landing Systems manufacturing sites to support concurrent engineering activities and/or cross sites projects.

Job requirements

  • • Mechanical or Aerospace engineering degree
  • • Minimum 7 years experience in landing gear design and/or integration and/or manufacturing engineering
  • • Familiar with all aspects of design of landing gear
  • • Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to ASME Y.14.5M-1994
  • • Proven capability in the use of CATIA V5, solid modeling, kinematics and 2D layouts
  • • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office required
  • • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • • Very good interpersonal and meeting facilitation skills
  • • Detail and results oriented with a well-developed problem solving ability
  • • Ability to travel international
  • • Bilingual (French/English) is an asset

Company information

Safran Landing Systems

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.

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