Zodiac Aerospace Design Engineer III in GAINESVILLE, Texas

At Zodiac Seats U.S., a segment of Zodiac Aerospace, we take pride in hiring top talent, while also providing career development opportunities. Zodiac Seats U.S., is one of the world's top manufacturers of commercial aircraft seats for airlines and major aircraft manufacturers today. Our primary manufacturing facility is located on a half-million-square foot campus in Gainesville,Texas (approximately 60 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth). Visit www.zodiacaerospace.com at https://performancemanager5.successfactors.eu/www.zodiacaerospace.com to learn more.

*POSITION NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VISA SPONSORSHIP*

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY:

Design coordination of seats and seat components. Coordinates between various customers and vendors. Interfaces with Program Manager on project development and design progress. Reviews customer requirements and specification and relates them to product design. Monitors day-to-day design progress as required. Assures conformity of product and that engineering deadlines are met.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Confers with customers and vendors on conceptual configuration and initial design requirements for various new and on-going seat programs.

  2. Reviews design specifications and incorporates into assigned product.

  3. Prepares lay-outs of overall design task including structural and articulation systems.

  4. Defines design standards to maintain commonality with existing product line.

  5. Defines and sets goals as to complete tasks as expeditiously as possible.

  6. Prepares advanced bill of materials and long-lead item list.

  7. Review design package to assure conformance to latest specifications and regulations.

  8. Prepares drawings for release.

  9. Assumes liaison duties when product reaches the various manufacturing stages.

  10. Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge and skills:

  1. Must have excellent drafting skills in CATIA V5 (or higher) and/or Pro/Engineer.

  2. Requires advanced knowledge of aircraft seat products.

  3. Must have good knowledge of materials and production processes, and mechanical knowledge of parts and stress conditions.

  4. Must be able to interact successfully with engineering, tooling, and manufacturing departments.

  5. Must be able to function as part of a design team.

  6. Provide mentorship to less experienced engineers.

  7. Must possess good planning and prioritizing skills.

Education and/or Experience:

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Design Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical and Energy Engineering or a related engineering degree (minimum of 12 years equivalent related engineering experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree) plus an additional 5 years of related design experience required.OR

Must have a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Design Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical and Energy Engineering or a related engineering degree plus 4 years of related design experience required.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.