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Staff Safety & Reliability Engineer - Aircraft Cabin Interiors


PDS TECH Commercial is looking for a Safety & Reliability Engineer for our Aircraft Cabin Electronics client in Kirkland, WA.

The Safety and Reliability Engineer applies S&R principles and techniques to influence the architecture and support development of safety-critical aerospace electronic systems following DO-254 and DO-178 processes. Will perform risk and reliability analysis in support of contracted programs, bids and proposals and internal research and development activities.


  • Development of Functional Hazard Analysis through System Safety Assessments, including Fault Tree Analysis and Common Cause Analysis with traceability of Basic Events to the FMEA process.

  • Application of Reliability and Maintainability principles and techniques to support the development and production of aerospace electronic assemblies following DO-254 and DO-178 processes for IDALs A, B, or C.

  • Development of Safety & Reliability program plans, reliability analyses and predictions: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA); Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF); and Bent Pin Analysis. 

  • Familiarity with Windchill/Relex software and various 217 handbook and EPRD/NPRD methodologies

  • Ability to read and understand schematic diagrams and partition electronic circuitry into functional blocks

  • Familiarity with overall ARP-4761 System Safety process for Commercial applications and MIL-STD-882e System Safety process for Military applications

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and team structured environment and to be productive as a remote employee (if applicable)

  • Complete Safety and Reliability tasks to support product development on schedule, within budget, and in compliance with ARP4761 or MIL-STD-882E.

  • Complete analyses and safety assessments on schedule and within budget.

  • Support the development team in identifying appropriate circuits and interfaces with safety implications if exposed to fault conditions.

  • Help define the Fault Insertion Test (FIT) and reliability substantiation strategy and support the testing effort.

  • Participate in design reviews and other presentations, including preparation of materials.

  • Communicate promptly and effectively with internal and external customers to clarify and resolve safety, reliability, and maintainability issues.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related

  • Seven (7) or more years of related experience

  • Possess ability to read and understand schematic diagrams and partition circuitry into functional blocks

  • Familiar with Windchill/Relex software and 217Plus reliability prediction model

  • Familiar with overall ARP-4761A System Safety process for Commercial applications and MIL-STD-882e System Safety process for Military applications, or ISO 26262 for Road Vehicle Functional Safety

Base Salary is $122,003 - $183,004 per year.

Several job-related and non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience in comparable roles, skill sets, training, education, licensure or certifications, other qualifications, market conditions and business needs influence actual salary offered.

Our client offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Stay Healthy – Health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, FSA, HSA, as well as voluntary life/AD&D, voluntary critical illness, accident prevention and hospital indemnity

  • Save for the Future – 401K & Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Find Balance – Work/life balance culture. Employee Assistance Program, Hybrid work arrangements for many positions.

  • Time for You – Generous Paid Time Off, starting at 120 hours annually, plus 12 Paid Holidays per year.

Pay Details: $122,000.00 to $183,000.00 per year

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Job Number: US_EN_33_022202_2222560
Job Location: Kirkland, WA
Rate: 122000-183000
Per Diem: --
Overtime: --
Duration: indef
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 02/06/2024
Last Updated: 04/24/2024
Address: P O BOX 619820
City, State: DALLAS, TX 75261-9820
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Website: Go To PDS Tech Commercial Website

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