Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense 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 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 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.
Performs analysis of materials and processes to ensure that processes and materials specified or required are compatible with the design and customer specification. Recommends corrective actions based on analysis of material test results; verifies that proper corrective actions have been implemented. Conducts material searches and research for new materials and material substitutions.
Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions):
A) Maintains and controls the SSUSA material coding system within the company’s information system.
B) Maintains and controls SSUSA system of Process Specifications, Material Specifications, and other engineering documents relevant to in-house processing.
C) Regulates test requirements, and modifies and writes test plans to evaluate the capability of a unit or component in accordance with military, FAA, and SSUSA specifications.
D) Assists Process Test Lab technicians in evaluating flammability, chemical analysis, adhesion, corrosion resistance, weight test on anodic samples, surface resistance, peel, shear and degradation from ultra violet light test, etc.
E) Assist R & D in testing and quality assessments.
F) Initiates purchase orders for suppliers or outside services as required for materials and processes testing.
G) Provides Technical support and assistance in identifying material substitutes to support Seat testing and Seat production
H) Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills:
i) Prefer knowledge of FAR’s related to certification of aircraft interiors.
ii) Prefer knowledge of airframe manufacturers’ specifications.
iii) Working knowledge of reasonable use and care of standard laboratory equipment, as well as production materials and processes required.
iv) Knowledge of MS Office data processing required.
Education and Experience:
i) Must have a B.S. in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Material Science. Recommend experience in materials analysis position.