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Certification Engineer - Avionics and Electrical

Certification engineers will work closely with multiple design engineering and test teams to ensure designs comply with all federal airworthiness regulations. This position requires a solid understanding of aircraft systems, system development, and industry-specific certification processes. It is preferred that this individual be an FAA DER or candidate. 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.

The Avionics and Electrical Systems Certification Engineer will be responsible for certification aspects of some or all systems and equipment related to:
• Communications
• Electrical Power
• Indicating and Recording Systems
• Lights
• Guidance, Navigation, and Surveillance
• Cabin Systems
• Systems Integration
• Air Vehicle Wiring

This position will be responsible for:
• Determining and interpreting the certification basis and establishing compliance strategies – 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
• Requests for Conformity, Statements of Compliance
• Working with and mentoring multiple engineering teams with a mix of aerospace and non-aerospace backgrounds to:
• Establish relevant design development and certification plans that will support Type Certification.
• Convey and document requirements in a way that clearly breaks down the regulations and guidance material.
• Develop engineering specifications for avionics and electrical systems and equipment.
• Review designs, develop solutions, and ensure compliance with the airworthiness standards.
• Planning out test campaigns, overseeing test article fabrication, and witnessing tests in order to demonstrate that applicable designs show compliance with airworthiness standards.
• Interfacing with certification authorities as required (FAA, EASA, etc.).

This position requires candidate to have or be:
• Expert-level understanding of design standards and verification methods for electrical systems and equipment.
• Expert-level understanding of RTCA/DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
• Previous FAA certification experience with electrical systems and equipment.
• Basic knowledge of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP4761, and SAE ARP4754A.
• The ability to question traditional assumptions in the application of regulations, guidance material, and engineering specifications.
• The ability to read, review, and create technical schematics, engineering specifications, and engineering drawings.
• At least 10 years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience.
• A Bachelor of Science in an applicable engineering discipline.
• Proficient in English.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

The ideal candidate for this position will have or be:
• An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Electrical Equipment).
• Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 experience preferred.
• Experience in testing including instrumenting, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results.
• Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards.
• A private pilot certificate or higher.
• Familiar with Dassault Systemes engineering and management tools.

The Structures Company is an AA/EOE.
Job Number: 379
Job Location: Northern CA
Rate: OPEN - **DOE**
Per Diem: Yes
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 04/22/2020
Last Updated: 08/14/2020
Attention: Debbie Aubert
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000

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