Sr. Mechanical Engineer


Key information

Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Irvine, California, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years

Job description

We are looking for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer with a strong engineering design and justification background to take on development responsibilities for pilot control systems, electro-mechanical systems, and related flight control products for the next generation of business, regional, military and air-transport aircraft.

Engineering duties will span the entire product lifecycle, from initial design and requirements capture through manufacture, system testing, and system sustainment. While working in a cross-functional team environment, your tasks will include:

  • ●Requirements development, validation, and design compliance justification
  • ●Conceptual studies of electro-mechanical architectures
  • ●Mechanical design, analysis, troubleshooting, and review of components, sub-assemblies, and assemblies.
  • ●Work closely with stress engineers to ensure robustness of designs
  • ●System steady-state and transient performance assessments and trade studies
  • ●Design Robustness Evaluation
  • ●Verification/Test planning, development, and execution
  • ●Customer interface, coordination, and communication
  • ●Coordination with mod center and manufacturing operations for production process fidelity
  • ●Scope, Budget, and schedule management

Job requirements


  • ●Bachelors' of Science in an Engineering Discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Aero Engineering, or other relevant engineering/physics/science discipline
  • ●Minimum 3-8 years demonstrated experience of tolerance and clearance analyses, particularly using GD&T
  • ●Minimum 3-8 years demonstrated of kinematic and kinetic design and analysis
  • ●Minimum 3-8 years demonstrated experience of environmental effects (thermal, vibration, etc.) on mechanical design
  • ●Minimum 3-8 years demonstrated experience of statistical distributions and analysis

Additional skills a plus:

  • ●Experience in gearing design, material selection and component sizing, motor selection and sizing
  • ●Experience in the area of feedback control systems, integrated system/interface design
  • ●Experience in electro-mechanical systems or aerospace mechanical systems
  • ●Experience in aerospace development processes
  • ●Proficiency in using NX(8.5/10.5) for product design or other similar CAD tools

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

This position requires use of information or access to hardware, which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. green card holder), political asylee or refugee

Candidates external to Safran: No relocation offered with this position. Only considering candidates within a 50-mile radius of the Safran Electronics and Defense, Avionics USA, LLC Irvine facility.

Specificity of the job

Manufacturing for many of our products and our customers are in locations that require travel. Travel distances range from 50 miles to global locations. Travel requirements vary with assignment, but will average 10%.

Company information

Safran Electronics & Defense

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 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

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 Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for civil and defense applications. The company's products are deployed worldwide on more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.

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