Certification Engineer II


Key information

Material and processes
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
2929 e imperial hwy #170 ca 92821 brea, California, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 3 years

Job description

Job Summary:
The Certification Engineer II performs regulatory compliance activities required for the development and installation of airborne equipment and systems onto transport category aircraft. The Certification Engineer II has responsibility for ensuring all aspects of product certification are compliant with applicable and appropriate airworthiness requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Work with product development team, system engineering aircraft system integrators and customers to identify and document appropriate test levels required for environmental, electrical and flammability testing of new LRU designs and product improvements
 Develop and release Certification documents to specify requirements that establish compliance with the applicable airworthiness requirements including, but not limited to:
 Flammability assessments including Test Plans, Analysis and Test Reports
 Qualification Test Plans, Procedures and Test Reports
 Comparative analysis (Statements of Similarity) and Fungus Resistance
 Safety Assessments such as for Functional Hazard
 Work with aircraft system integrators and customers to achieve appropriate regulatory approval of complete Certification data package for each newly developed or improved product
 Work with design engineers, technicians, external suppliers and third-party test facilities to specify equipment and accessories necessary for test execution
 Coordinate with Project Management, Certification Engineers, Qualification Engineers and test labs to quote and schedule formal qualification testing for each development project
 Set up and monitor equipment during testing
 Perform the necessary research including root cause analysis to implement and release a Failure Reporting and Corrective Action (FRACA) report which documents test failure conditions and recovery plans
 Coordinate with Qualification Engineers, test facilities, aircraft system integrators and regulatory authorities during formal qualification test readiness, particularly during test article and test set up conformity inspections
 Work with Quality and Program Management to assemble required documentation for conformity inspections
 Represent the company and interface directly with the FAA and customers
 Advise management on air worthiness related issues regarding the design and manufacturing of our product
 Provide guidance to fellow team members

Job requirements

Preferred Qualifications and/or Education:
 Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in a related field
 0-6 years of experience working in a similar role
 Experience with designing, manufacturing and certifying aircraft components and systems
 Experience working in an AS9100 quality environment
 In-depth knowledge of industry-standard RTCA and airframe manufacturer qualification & certification requirements
 Strong familiarization with FAA Part 21 & 25 and EASA CS Part 21 & 25 requirements as they relate to airborne IFE equipment
 Working knowledge of the following:
 Airframe manufacturer requirements for cabin interiors
 FAA 14 CFRs and EASA requirements, including flammability
 The STC, RFC, PMA and Minor Change approval processes
 AS9100 quality system requirements
 In-depth knowledge of Electrical/EMI test procedures, potential challenges and mitigation techniques
 Strong familiarity with:
 Temperature and pressure chambers
 Vibration and Acceleration test equipment
 EMI test set up and wiring
 Feedback devices such as accelerometers and thermocouples
 Ability to work and communicate with lab personnel, customers and airworthiness representatives
 In-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Office

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Company information

Safran Passenger Solutions

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

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