Sr. Certification Engineer
- Expired: December 11, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.
SUMMARY The Senior Certification Engineer (Interior Completions and Special Projects) develops Certification Documentation and monitors the production and approval of test plans and test and substantiation reports for submittal to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or to Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) administrator for Aircraft Modification projects. These projects usually result in the issuance of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s). ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Act as the Certification Group focal for the submission of STC validation requests to foreign aviation authorities and for the development and submission of Alternate Means of Compliance requests to the FAA for satisfaction of Airworthiness Directives / Service Bulletins. Develop company position on any necessary exemptions, equivalent levels of safety findings or responses to FAA issue papers. Support and help coordinate major repair or major alteration projects that require a Field Approval on an FAA form 337, one-only or multiple Supplemental Type Certificates, or amendments to Type Certificates of Normal and Transport category Airplanes; or PMAs through identically, or test and comparability. Develop company roadmap for certification of projects resulting in issuance of STC. Coordinates the interface between engineering and subject ODA Unit Members (UM’s) and / or FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DER’s). Review technical data in order to confirm its technical merit and ensure its compliance with the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's). Review & determine proper certification basis for significant changes, changes that are not significant, special conditions (novel or unusual design features), or excepted aircraft. Work closely with aircraft development, installation, and certification teams to collect all the required data, as specified by the VP of Engineering, FAA Certification Manager, and/or ODA Administrator for certification activities. Coordinate with internal/external customers to gather all data as required for certification; maintain all design and certification documentation; ensure that all relevant data is FAA approved for obtaining an STC. Coordinate data flow to and from ODA and vendors as directed by Engineering handbook & ODA Manual. Coordinate with Designated Airworthiness Representatives or ODA inspection staff to ensure that all necessary conformity inspections are accomplished in accordance with the conformity plan. Develop reports to demonstrate projects are in FAA compliance. Audit and ensure completion of approval package. Coordinate the issuance of the STC. Document actions by completing all required time keeping records. Complete initial / recurrent training requirements in a timely manner. Other duties may be assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Act as Certification Group Leader (Interior Completions and Special Projects) when needed. May be called upon to assist the in coaching / development of other Certification Group members. QUALIFICATIONS 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. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Aviation Management, Master’s degree preferred, and a minimum of eight years’ experience in aircraft design / modification work including the development of STC Requires familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations particularly Parts 21, 23, 25, 26, 91, 121 and 125. Requires knowledge of certification procedures. Requires a comprehensive knowledge of various aircraft modification projects including, but not limited to, interior completions and auxiliary fuel systems. Strong research skills and the ability to work independently. Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office software and other company and discipline specific software applications. Ability to build positive relationships and to maintain cross-functional partnerships. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Effective analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task. Ability and willingness to work extended hours, when needed. Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times, while setting a positive example for all employees. LANGUAGE SKILLS Read, write, and understand the English language. Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret complex contracts, legal documents, technical documents, engineering drawings, regulations, procedures and manuals. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Designated Engineering Representative (DER) and / or ODA Unit Member (UM) would be an advantage. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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. Exerting/lifting up to 25 lbs. occasionally and/or 15 lbs.
frequently. Prolonged sitting; frequent and regular use of hands to operate keyboard and mouse. This position requires specific vision abilities including close / far vision and color distinction. Ability to access aircraft areas including the ability to maneuver in and out of and work in tight cramped areas and the ability to climb ladders and aircraft maintenance stands. TRAVEL Occasional travel may be required; the employee filling this position must be willing to travel on short notice and possibly for extended periods. WORK ENVIRONMENT The following work environment and characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Standard office environment. Occasional exposure to noise, smells, dust and fumes typically associated in a manufacturing or aviation environment. Proximity to several industrial hazards including electrical, mechanical and chemical.
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