Sustaining Systems Engineer at Zodiac Aerospace U.S.

Carson, CA 90746

About the Job



The Sustaining Systems Engineer will take ownership and/or support technical engineering system activities related to water and waste systems and components. Using sound engineering principles, this engineer will work to ensure robust, airworthy systems and components are configured.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Subject matter expert for the assigned water or waste system or components.
  • Provides input to programs and projects.
  • Able to work independently to support system or sustaining engineering efforts.
  • Takes responsibility (technical and project management) of a water and/or waste system or components with support from management and/or higher level engineers.
  • Interfaces with the internal customers and is the primary technical point of contact for his/her system.
  • Review and process engineering changes in the development of water and waste systems and their components.
  • Utilizes sound technical problem solving to own or support ongoing and new projects.
  • Perform research and/or testing for troubleshooting and presents design changes for consideration.
  • May interface with new suppliers with guidance.
  • Ensures compliance of redesign solutions, performance, safety and reliability to ensure a robust system design.
  • Interfaces with the external customer and is a technical point of contact.
  • Performs root cause failure analysis that lead to design solutions or corrective actions.
  • Other duties as assigned.



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

  • Problem Solving – Gathers and analyzes information skillfully independently and in group situations.Gathers and interprets complex or diverse information.
  • Organizational Support– Follows company policies and procedures.  Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities and strives to continuously build knowledge and skills
  • Interpersonal Skills Able to present reasonable arguments to implement system or component improvements if necessary



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-

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (or equivalent) from a recognized institution
  • Desired minimum of 5 years of systems engineering experience in the design and evaluation of aircraft components and/or systems


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

Work EnvironmentThe noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Travel Periodical travel is minimal and may be 8 to 10 days per quarter.


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