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Human Factors Lead Engineer (Aircraft)

PDS Tech is seeking a Human Factors Lead Engineer (Aircraft) for an open position in Reno, NV

PDS Tech is seeking a Human Factors Lead Engineer with strong aircraft experience enabling him/her to be responsible for all activities related to the human engineering in the design, development, integration, test and certification of the cockpit layout, arthrometric, crew accommodation and crew escape for the business jet.  The successful candidate will manage the Human Engineering design, as well as all aircraft design and certification activity required.  The Human Factors Lead Engineer will initially be located in our Reno, NV, headquarters and report to the Director of Cockpit IPT.  Duties include, but are not limited to: 
  • Develop human engineering design, architecture and product plan, including certification plans
  • Provide subject matter expert level technical leadership, mentoring and guidance on both practical and theoretical aspects of human engineering
  • Define requirements for the human factor’s engineering to ensure compliance with regulations and customer requirements
  • Provide validation and verification of human engineering requirements
  • Perform human engineering tests and certification, and provide system and certification documentation
  • Manage the Human Factors scheduling,budget, resources and suppliers
  • Report status to ensure milestones are met in support of the overall program schedule

This position will be responsible for hiring, developing and leading talent to augment and seamlessly integrate with our world-class team and liaise effectively with our technical support partners.  He/she will foster a culture that inspires high levels of performance and employee retention.  The selected candidate will help to define the product development strategy and lead a team of engineers and analysts in that effort.  She/he will prioritize the allocation of the Human Factors team resources to meet the milestones of the AS2 program schedule, from concept through certification, as well as provide support to the various other subsystems and other IPTs in support of their development and certification.

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Education and Additional Requirements
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or other relevant Engineering position
  • Master’s degree in a technical and/or management specialty preferred
  • 10+ years of deep, hands-on experience in Human Factor’s development with military, commercial and/or business jet aircraft


  • Must be a US or Canadian citizen, a US permanent resident or someone who otherwise meets the requirements of a US Person under EAR part 772
  • Cannot be party of any restrictive covenant, non-compete, non-solicitation, or non-disclosure / confidentiality agreement with current or any former employer that would prevent you from fully performing the duties of the position
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience leading technical resources and teams, both internally and externally, as well as both on-site and off-site
  • In-depth and current knowledge of Part 25 regulatory requirements
  • Experience and expertise in the development of commercial and/or high-end business jets strongly desired
  • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding, knowledge and ability to define requirements, generate architecture and achieve compliance 
  • Strong customer focus with experience in a global environment working with customers and suppliers
  • Strong/proven problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets
  • Strategic leader with very strong decision making and communication skills
  • Ability to develop high levels of credibility and forge solid professional relationships with subordinates, peers, and management
  • Ability to drive accountability appropriately within the organization
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software

Job Number: 1910099006
Job Location: Reno, NV
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 05/07/2019
Attention: Angela Burke
Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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