The Ice and Rain Protection Systems (IRPS) Engineer manages the technical aspects of one or more of the sub-systems within the IRPS (Windshield Heat Control, Horizontal Tail De-Ice, Wing Anti-Ice and Engine Anti-Ice).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees and coordinates of all aspects of one or more IRPS sub-system project activities through all phases of the project including preliminary design, detailed design, development, certification, production, and product support.
Maintains and presents to management integrated project schedule and status for one or more sub-systems within the IRPS.
Tracks and reports status of action items related to design, development, certification and flight test related to one or more sub-systems within the IRPS.
Prepares and maintains functional test procedures to test the IRPS sub-system as installed on the aircraft,
Prepares and maintains functional interface control document(s) that identify the integration requirements between the IRPS sub-system and the aircraft avionics / electrical power system.
Prepares and maintains regression test procedures to test the avionics / electrical power system integration of the IRPS sub-system.
Conducts regression tests to ensure that the IRPS sub-system is integrated into the avionics / electrical power system per the released requirements.
Prepares, maintains, and tracks issue reports associated with the IRPS sub-system to closure/resolution.
Provides technical and logistical assistance to manufacturing and flight test to resolve any technical issues associated with the IRPS sub-system.
Prepares/reviews qualification test procedures and qualification test reports associated with the IRPS sub-system.
Establishes qualification test schedules with the supplier of the IRPS sub-system and coordinate Designated Engineering Representative (DER) support.
Reviews and coordinates complex hardware / software deliverables between the supplier, HAC and the DERs.
Supports the creation of the certification plan for the IRPS.
Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:
Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited four year college or university.
5+ years’ experience in the design, development, aircraft integration, and certification of one or more elements of the Ice and Rain Protection Systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of aircraft communication buses such as ARINC 429 strongly preferred.
Knowledge of FAA processes and procedures related to qualification testing.
Knowledge of DO-160, DO-178B and DO-254 processes are required
Knowledge of 14CFR23 or 25 and advisory circulars related to ECS regulations.
Familiarity with aircraft/aerospace wiring practices and the ability to interpret wiring diagrams and electrical schemata.
Experience in supporting manufacturing of aircraft from a technical standpoint.
Experience in preparing detailed functional test procedures.
Experience in creating Crew Alerting System (CAS) logic.
Experience in preparing/reviewing qualification test procedures for DO-160 tests required.
Experience in preparing or reviewing FAA certification plans is required.
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, Project Management, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint).