The dream of flying has always been a human fascination, evoking emotions and the sense of freedom. Modern business aviation attracts people who share that passion. People from all over the world converge at Jet Aviation, creating a unique cultural mix. They combine their competencies and skills with one common mission: to serve our customers best!
We continuously challenge and develop our employees, for they are our most valuable asset. Jet Aviation as an international company offers numerous possibilities for development and opens reams of professional perspectives.
In order to reinforce the Interior Design Studio in Basel we are currently recruiting for a
Senior Color Material and Finishes Specialist

The Jet Aviation Design Studio works with customers to create bespoke interior solutions for VIP business aircraft. From a completely customized green completion, to upgrading an existing cabin, the team works with the customer and our in-house engineering, production and installation to ensure that a customer’s concept is brought beautifully to life while ensuring technical feasibility and certification requirements. In this role, the CMF specialist will support the design team throughout all stages of a project cycle with color, material and finishes research and implementation, including presenting these to customers. They will also support the company in leading the industry in CMF, sustainable materials and CMF advanced research related to interior design.

  • Liaising with new and existing suppliers, compiling and maintaining an up-to-date library of materials
  • Active research into new products and suppliers to ensure market leading position is maintained
  • Be the driving force for the Jet Aviation Design Studio to become the market leader for CMF, sustainable materials and CMF research 
  • Supporting the design team and other departments in terms of research and development of new products 
  • Presents to, and communicates with VIP customers and customer representatives 
  • Supports team members within their project cross-functional sub-team 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in their field, they should be willing to learn the technical aspects of material supply, including certification and flammability requirements, and be able to put this learning into practice in their work 
  • Creating sample boards, presentations and FF&E schedules 
  • Supporting the Interior design team to create material lists and place material orders 
  • Possess an excellent eye for design, color and spatial awareness 
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in design trends, materials, technical solutions and finishes 
  • Knowledgeable about the requirements which make up an aircraft interior, ensuring all activities follow compliance with the international regulations (FAR/JAR) and requirements to maintain design organization approval 
  • Possess a professional, flexible attitude to their work 
  • Adhere to all EHS policy and procedures
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (interior design, product design or interior architecture) with at least 15 years of experience
  • Master’s Degree in Textile Engineering
  • Experience in aviation and specifically aviation interior design 
  • Related education and at least 5 years’ work experience in a related field (materials assistant within an interior design or interior architecture studio) 
  • Excellent, fluent English skills (written and spoken). German, or French would be beneficial 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with at least 10-12 years’ experience in a leading position 
  • Expert knowledge of all aspects of aviation interior design 
  • Excellent familiarity with Microsoft Office, Autodesk products, Team Center and Adobe Creative Suite
  • General knowledge of the Aviation Regulations (EASA & FAA)

Desired Characteristics 

  • Results driven 
  • Strong team player 
  • Lateral thinker, with strong organizational skills 
  • Strong customer centricity 
  • Self-motivated with project management experience 
  • Strong personal values corresponding with Jet Aviation values (Trust, Honesty, Alignment, Transparency)
If you are interested in a multicultural, challenging and innovative working environment and your profile matches our requirements, we are looking forward to receiving your online application in English (cover letter, CV).
Jet Aviation AG
Human Resources