Production Technician 1

Job Title: Production Technician 1

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Req Id 15727 – Posted 08/19/2019 – BELLINGHAM (BLG) – (United States) – Operations – Manufacturing & Repair – Unlimited term – Yes – Washington
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. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.
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.
Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business jets as well as for helicopters and spacecraft. The company develops and manufactures cutting-edge solutions to improve on-board installations and comfort as well as high-tech solutions to boost aircraft performance and flight safety.
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Job Summary:
Production Technician I performs various aerospace production processes including press, layup, deco, assembly, fill & fair, bonding, as well as hand trim and final assembly.  Production Technicians manufacture and assemble various components to construct commercial aircraft interiors.Production Technician I reports to the Production Supervisor. The Production Technician I does not have any authority over other employees.

Summary of Duties:
Using hands, will manufacture and assemble various components to construct commercial aircraft interiors.
Adheres to company and customer specifications, work instructions, engineering prints and work orders.
Documents the materials used in the process to maintain traceability.
Builds sub assemblies of aircraft components, such as:
Lay-up and trim composite panels (Fiberglass Experience applicable)
Installs inserts and applies edging material
Fill and fair panels as necessary per the established specification or customer limits  (Auto body/Bondo experience applicable)
Paint surfaces (Aut body experience a plus)
Wrap panels (Vinyl wrapping experience applicable)
Assemble components (Carpentry and Construction experience applicable)
Framing of aluminum trim extrusions, fiberglass laminates and other materials for completion of the sub assemblies, parts or structures.
Assembles aircraft structures and units, such as:
Bnds and attaches the sub assemblies to the structure/unit.
Attaches the hardware and sme electrical components.
Safely handles various regulated materials used in the process.
Must carefully handle raw material and manufactured parts to ensure the integrity and quality is not compromised by handling.
As business conditions change it is necessary that all employees productively react and handle other essential tasks as assigned now or in the future.
Ability to work different shifts preferred
Ability to work overtime required
Attention  to detail required

Education: High School Diploma or GED required

Computer Skills:
Computer experience and/or knowledge of MS Word, Access, and Excel preferred
Other Skills:
Knowledge of “shop math” including use of measurement tools preferred
Familiarity with blueprint reading preferred
Ability to meet deadlines required
Ability to use a variety of hand tools required
Must be self-directed and take initiative on projects

Working Conditions:
Must be able to wear protective equipment.  Routine exposure to irritant dust, noise, and chemicals.  Most tasks include extended periods of standing, walking, lifting, carrying, and working with hand and power tools.
Standard workweek often exceeds 40 hours/week.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequency of activity is based on 8 to 10 hour work day.
*Lifting requirements based on 30 lb lifting/carrying limit.

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job, rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Safran Cabin is an “at-will” employer, which means that employment is at the mutual consent of both the employee and the employer, and may be terminated at will, for any reason, with or without cause at any time during your employment with the Company.  No one other than the CEO of the Company can enter into an agreement of employment for a specified period of time or make any agreement or representation contrary to this policy.  Further, any such agreement must be in writing and signed by the CEO of the Company.

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