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Human Factors Certification Engineer

The Human Factors Certification Engineer will be the focal for concept development and validation, systems integration, and certification activities related to Human Factors aspects of the aircraft design. This role will serve as the internal Subject Matter Expert as well as the primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies, industry standards groups, and suppliers for Human Factors considerations. The most important traits are attitude towards the project, hard work ethic, and being able to self-manage and learn new skills. Forward thinking will be highly regarded as well. It is preferred that this individual be an FAA DER or candidate.

This position will be responsible for:
• Working with multiple engineering and pilot teams to
• Establish design philosophies and strategies for Human Factors considerations, including Simplified Vehicle Operations
• Execute design development activities for Human Factors, including mock-ups, simulators, and user feedback studies
• Lead certification planning for Human Factors considerations
• Convey requirements in a way that clearly breaks down the product objectives, regulations, and guidance material into specific and verifiable requirements
• Review designs, develop solutions, and ensure compliance with company objectives and airworthiness standards
• Determining and interpreting the certification basis and establishing the compliance strategy – including means and methods of compliance
• Developing, reviewing, and approving certification-related documents, including
• Issue Papers, Special Conditions, Equivalent Levels of Safety, etc.
• Certification Plans and Summaries
• Test Plans and Reports
• Design and Analysis Reports
• Planning out test campaigns, overseeing test article fabrication, and witnessing tests in order demonstrate applicable design show compliance with airworthiness standards
• Interfacing with certification authorities as required (FAA, EASA, etc.)
• Mentoring junior engineers

Required Skills and Experience
This position requires candidate to have or be:
• An expert level understanding of design standards and verification methods for Human Factors aspects of airplanes and helicopters
• Previous experience with Human Factors aspects of aircraft development
• Previous FAA certification experience
• Working knowledge of 14 CFR Part 23 regulations and guidance material
• The ability to question assumptions in regulations, guidance material, and engineering specifications
• The ability to read, review, and create engineering specifications and drawings
• At least 10 years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience
• A Bachelor’s of Science in an applicable engineering discipline
• Proficient in English
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products

Desired Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position will have or be:
• An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER)
• Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 experience preferred
• A private pilot certificate, advanced ratings preferred
• Experience using a variety of avionics and flight control systems
• Experience in testing planning, execution, and reporting
• Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards
• Familiar with Dassault Systems engineering and management tools

The Structures Company is an AA/EOE.
Job Number: 382
Job Location: Northern CA
Rate: OPEN - **DOE**
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 04/27/2020
Last Updated: 08/05/2020
Attention: Debbie Aubert
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000

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