Zodiac Aerospace Design Engineer in GARDEN GROVE, California

Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft and for helicopters and spacecraft. It develops and manufactures state-of-the-art solutions to improve comfort and facilities on board aircraft and high-technology systems to increase aircraft performance and flight safety. Zodiac Aerospace, a Safran* company since February 2018, has 32,500 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.1billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017. Zodiac Aerospace is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.

  • Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with nearly 58,000 employees and sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

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Job Summary:

Create designs of aircraft interior products ranging from but not limited to: bins, galleys, lavatories, ceiling panels or seats used in commercial and private aircrafts using a computer aided drafting system and support existing designs of products which are manufactured on site. While creating new designs, considerations of certification, composites/general material selection due to weight restrictions in aircrafts and ease of manufacturing is necessary. Product designs range from basic interiors products used in regional aircraft, commercial airlines, first class and high end private jets products.

Summary of Duties (may or may not include the following):

  • Produce innovative, intelligent designs (drawings) for on site production in a timely manner with respect to the project schedule, while optimizing ease of manufacturing, cost, weight and function.

  • Develop quality designs and evaluate cost, weight, and ensure the design is producible within the time constraints of a project.

  • Design to mandatory regulatory requirements, customer and company specifications.

  • Apply C&D Zodiac’s engineering standards as established in CDE1000, with emphasis on Sections 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10.

  • Produce accurate drawings, preliminary layouts, production details and assembly drawings while meeting drawing release dates.

  • Produce ECNs (Engineering Change Notice) as required to support manufacturing, customers, quality and certification.

  • Prepare drawings and other engineering data required for the manufacturing of the product designed.

  • Act as a shop liaison during initial production of new product designs to prevent and/or solve any engineering issue that may arise.

  • Identify problems and seek solutions.

  • Verify, check and sign off on co-workers engineering drawings.

  • Examine C&D suppliers lead times, costs and availability for parts and tooling necessary to manufacture the product being designed.

  • General Notes:

  • All employees have an affirmative duty to protect and maintain the confidentiality of C&D products.

  • As business conditions change it is necessary that all employees productively react and handle other essential tasks as assigned now or in the future.

  • Tasks may vary slightly based on products produced at division.


Education: BS in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

Experience: 0-4 years.

Computer Skill: MS Office Suiteâ, MS Windowsâ, AutoCADâ, Catia V5

Other Skills: Understanding of aircraft trim and finish practices, basics of airworthiness requirements for passenger aircraft, and mechanical systems and strengths of materials. Composite experience is a plus.

Description: Entry to mid level engineering.

Working Conditions:

  1. Does require fluent communication in English.

  2. Employment status may be part-time, full-time, or temporary.

  3. Minor traveling may be required.

  4. Protracted or irregular hours may be required.

  5. Relocation to another C&D facility may be 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, sexual preference, gender identity, 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.

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