Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with the Aircraft Certification Team to aid in development, certification, and continuous airworthiness of company supplemental type certificates (STC).
- Aid in develop and implementation of certification processes and procedures necessary throughout the product life cycle. This includes conceptual design research, certification requirements planning, compliance implementation, and post-certification continuous airworthiness activities.
- Displays an in-depth understanding of the appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations, FAA Orders, FAA Advisory Circulars, and FAA Airworthiness Directives. Basic understanding of SAE standards, and RTCA standards.
- Support the engagement with certification authorities to define the certification planning, certification basis and means of compliance for aircraft modifications.
- Support, engage and advise the Parts Manufacturing Division with certification requirements to aid in the means of compliance for parts produced for aircraft modifications.
- Evaluate program risks and opportunities. Assist the engineering team with implementing risk mitigation plans.
- Aid in the develop of the aircraft certification plans with the engineering and program management teams and the government authorities to meet the organization's business objectives.
- Work with the engineering team, program management, and supplier teams to oversee development of the aircraft modification, assure the use of industry best practices, and assure compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Aid the preparation of the final package for the showing of compliance and/or finding of compliance. Aid and work on other aviation programs as needed.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science or related discipline (preferred).
- Experience with an aircraft OEM, primary supplier, and certification authority.
- FAA Airframe and Powerplant License required. Minimum 5 years in Transport Category maintenance and / or modifications. (required)
- Experience as an FAA Designated Engineering Representative, Organization Delegation Unit Member, or TSO certification specialist. (preferred)
- Demonstrated experience working in FAA certification programs.
- Working knowledge of aircraft systems, engineering development, and test programs. Basic understanding of aircraft development, Type verification, and compliance finding activities.
- Basic understanding of software used in airplane systems.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must have Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and Word.
Skills and Abilities:
- Must be proficient in FAA Quality Systems and international quality standards such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO), SAE International, Aerospace Standard (AS), Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) etc.
- Must be proficient in technical writing consisting of, technical manual construction, table of contents, list of effective pages, tables, charts, and input to technical content.
- Must be proficient in the use and interpretation of technical documents associated with commercial aviation, e.g. Wiring Diagrams, Illustrated Parts Catalogs, AMMs, Engine Manuals, Service Bulletins, and Component Maintenance Manuals etc.
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Outlook, MS Projects, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
- Excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to make effective presentations.
- Must be able to work in both a team environment and independently.
- Ability to effectively interact with Team Members of all levels.
- Highly responsive to internal and external customer requirements.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-performance environment.
- This position requires 30% - 50% travel both domestically and internationally.
- Must be able to work independently with minimal oversight.
- Requires prolonged periods of sitting at desk.
- Must be able to use hands and arms for repetitive movements, such as movement of wrists, hands, fingers while typing.
- May occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 10lbs.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Quality Management
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Excel