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Expires soon Safran UK

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Post-Design Services)

  • CDI
  • Wales, Torfaen, Cwmbran, Cwmbran

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, customization, 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 purpose of this role is to manage a design team that will provide design solutions for production projects and manufacturing concern resolution.

Key Responsibilities will include:
*To aid in the development of existing product designs to resolve manufacturing and assembly concerns.
*To manage the product maturity and development in Smarteam
*To lead the design effort for packages of work or small programmes and to develop and manage packages of work within the team
*Manage and Mentor a team of design engineers.
*To maintain the engineering quality and integrity of the work produced within their work package
*Responsible for the design and detail modelling of a variety of suite components in order to meet the programme requirements
*Cost and weight targets must be monitored, managed and met
*Senior Design engineers will be expected to communicate effectively and professionally with customers and suppliers and to manage data transfer
*Organise and participate in Design Reviews throughout each phase of the New Product Introduction process. Ensure that all necessary follow up actions are taken.
*Participate in manufacturing concern reviews post production and ensure all necessary follow up actions are taken.
*Ensure the successful integration of each design element with the product as a whole
*Follow and contribute to the development of the Best Practice guidelines as laid out in BMS
*To check engineering packages
*Checking and Approval of Engineering changes/Permits/Concessions
*Generate and/or revise specifications

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.

Desired profile

Educated to Degree level within an Engineering capacity
Experience of working within mechanical design, all industries considered
Excellent problem solving skills
Experience of using CAD software - CATIA V5 would be desirable but others will be considered
Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written.

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!

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.

About Safran UK

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defence 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 92,000 employees and sales of 23.2 billion euros in 2023, 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 is in the 1st place in the aerospace and defence industry in TIME magazine's "World's best companies 2023" ranking.

With over one million seats equipping the fleets of the major airlines, Safran Seats is one of the world's leading suppliers of seating for passengers, crews and helicopters thanks to innovative and high added-value solutions.

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