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Safran Certification Engineer II in HUNTINGTON BEACH, California

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Cabin is the world’s leading supplier of cabin interiors for regional, narrow and wide-body, business and military aircraft.

The company's product range includes integrated cabin interiors, overhead bins, galleys, lavatories, crew rests and cargo containers.

TITLE: Certification Engineer II (Job Code: RM1002)


Responsible for using stress analysis techniques to ensure that interior monuments pass the various load tests. Use this information to work closely with designers to design the lightest weight unit that will pass the load tests. Coordinate activities concerning Airworthiness authorities certification testing and documentation. Secure Airworthiness authorities approvals for all items necessary to support Supplemental Type Certificates (STC). Assist airframe manufactures needs to certify new aircraft. Prepare certification plan to be coordinated with Airworthiness authorities. Coordinate with Project Engineers, Stress Engineers, Fire Properties Engineers, DER’s and Airworthiness authorities for test plan and report preparation and approvals for static test/analysis. Coordinate activities via schedule to assure test article and/or samples are prepared to support testing schedule. Coordinate with DER’s, DMIR, DAR’s and FAA for conformity and compliance issues for parts and installation into the aircraft. Assure all documentation is support of the certification is completed and coordinated with all parties involved. Responsible for proper handling to assure accurate recording and filing of the originals for STC related acquirement. Coordinate with Quality Assurance department to apply for PMA.


Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related academic field plus 2 years of experience in the job offered or closely related occupation.


Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related academic field and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the job offered or closely related occupation.


Must possess expertise/knowledge sufficient to adequately perform the duties of the job being offered.

Expertise/knowledge may be gained through employment experience or education. Such expertise/knowledge cannot be “quantified” by “time”. Required expertise/knowledge includes:

  • Technical knowledge about Boeing/FAA and Airbus/EASA airworthiness regulations and technical specifications;

  • Technical knowledge about aircraft industry standard certification practices;

  • Technical knowledge about industry standard CAE software, especially Cosmos, FEMAP, NASTRAN, OptiStruct, Radios, and/or Hypermesh;

  • Reading and analyzing technical reports and drawings.

OTHER: Job Site: Huntington Beach, CA. 40 hours/week. If offered employment must have legal right to work in U.S. EOE.

CONTACT: Safran Cabin Galleys US, Inc , Attn: Tina Vo, 17311 Nichols Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (Reference job code: RM1002)

ID: DCIS - 15667

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

It is the policy of Safran 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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