Zodiac Aerospace Design Engineer I in GAINESVILLE, Texas

At Zodiac Seats U.S., a segment of Zodiac Aerospace, we take pride in hiring top talent, while also providing career development opportunities. Zodiac Seats U.S., is one of the world's top manufacturers of commercial aircraft seats for airlines and major aircraft manufacturers today. Our primary manufacturing facility is located on a half-million-square foot campus in Gainesville,Texas (approximately 60 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth). Visit www.zodiacaerospace.com at https://performancemanager5.successfactors.eu/www.zodiacaerospace.com to learn more.



Design coordination of seats and seat components. Coordinates changes with other internal company departments, vendors, and customers.


  1. Reviews specification as related to assigned job.

  2. Prepares check list.

  3. Prepares lay-outs.

  4. Prepares structural sub assemblies and drawings.

  5. Prepares sketches for details.

  6. Reviews drawing package to assure conformance to requirements.

  7. Submits completed drawings to project lead for approval and release.

  8. Liaison for assigned task.

  9. Perform other duties as required.


Knowledge and skills:

  1. Drafting skills in CATIA V5 (or higher) and/or Pro/Engineer preferred.

  2. Must be able to provide complicated lay-outs and program design studies.

  3. Must be able to interact successfully with engineering, tooling, and manufacturing departments.

  4. Must be able to function as part of a design team.

  5. Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes preferred.

Education and/or Experience:

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Design Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical and Energy Engineering or a related engineering degree or 12 years equivalent related experience in lieu of degree.

  2. Plus 1 year related design experience preferred.

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, 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.