Zodiac Aerospace Engineer II/III - Product (Lavatory Systems) in CARSON, 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.

For more information: www.safran-group.com at http://www.safran-group.com/ and www.zodiacaerospace.com at http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/ / Follow @Safran and @ZodiacAerospace on Twitter


The Product Engineer will take ownership and/or support technical engineering teams and projects related to water and waste systems product. Using sound engineering principles, this engineer will interface with cross functional groups (internal and external) to ensure robust, airworthy designs are attained which meet budget, schedule and internal requirements and goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently owns, or leads a team for small/medium size projects.

  • Able to review, check and approve work done by peers and lower level engineers on Product Development activities such as -

  • Aerospace Product requirements mapping, Methods of Compliance & Requirement Verification plan

  • Provides technical inputs for Technical Analysis (Stress Analysis/Thermal/Electrical)

  • Provides Design requirements and inputs to Product Design team (Mechanical / Electrical / SW)

  • Supports Verification unit hardware test setup procurement, build and maintenance

  • Supports Verification procedure writing / Verification testing and troubleshooting

  • Supports Industrialization activity of new product introduction

  • Create Qualification testing procedures and setups

  • Performs Qualification testing, and troubleshooting

  • Creation of all technical / project documentation

  • Supports Production Build of Products with Investigation of Inspection Reports and Root Cause Corrective Actions

  • Follows sound engineering principles to ensure designs meet airworthiness standards, customer requirements and ZWWS internal standards

  • Provides guidance and training to lower level engineers

  • Assesses and creates standard work and leads or support improvement projects (group or company level)

  • Interfaces with various groups (internal and external) to bring projects to completion

  • Able to review, check and approve work done by peers and lower level engineers.

  • Able to assess standard work and support or lead improvement projects.

  • Understands how various groups (engineering, industrialization, operations) work together and able to navigate through the company.

  • Able to interface with existing suppliers and OEMs

  • Other duties as assigned


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Engineering foundation - In one or more disciplines such as electrical, thermal, electromechanical, materials, structural, aerospace, and chemical fields.

  • Analytical – Collects and researches data

  • Electromechanical Design – Uses feedback to modify designs and demonstrates attention to detail

  • Composite Design – Uses feedback to modify designs and demonstrates attention to detail

  • Product / System Testing - Requests and coordinates the construction of samples, mockups, prototypes, and the execution of development tests, to minimize the failure risk of materials or designs

  • Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities and strives to continuously build knowledge and skills

  • Technical Writing – Create Technical reports for external and internal distribution

  • Interpersonal Skills – Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things

  • Problem Solving- Resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternate solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations

  • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational success


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience -

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (or equivalent) from a recognized institution

  • minimum of 4 years* of professional experience in the design and development of Aerospace products. (2 years of professional experience with Master’s Degree; 1 year with a PhD)

Minimum Education and Years of Experience - not to be used exclusive of other leveling factors (Relevant Project or work Experience will be considered)

Physical Demands – While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to move around the office.

Work Environment – The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Travel – Travel may be up to 25% depending on program assignment

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.

If you are applying for a job in the United States and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our Human Resources Department at support.zephir@zodiacaerospace.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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