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Aircraft Certification Engineer

Job Description

Purpose & Scope:

We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic, self-starter to fill the position of Aircraft Certification Engineer. This individual will work as part of a team coordinating FAA and ODA managed certification projects and personnel to maintain a predefined certification schedule and lead the process of obtaining FAA certification and validation through EASA, ANAC, TCCA, and other Certification Authorities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison between Pro Star Aviation, ODA UM’s, DER's, DAR’s, and the FAA to maintain compliance with applicable regulations and policy for airworthiness and type certification
  • Interface with Engineering, Program Management, Quality, and Production departments
  • Coordinate all certification activities with Pro Star Aviation’s ODA and all associated FAA offices (ACO, MCO, AEG, MIDO, FSDO) to include Certification Board Meetings
  • Develop, compile, and/or coordinate internal and external resources to assist in the development of data to support the certification activities with items such as Project Specific Certification Plans, Conformity Inspection Plans, Test Plans, Test Reports, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, EWIS Zonal Analysis, Functional Hazard Assessments, System Safety Assessments, and Request for Conformities for STC data packages
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance (QA) during the conformity process
  • Track the conformity progress for all projects
  • Verify compliance has been met for applicable FAR’s per the agreed upon PSCP for each project
  • Generate and maintain a master certification schedule for each project and keep company management aware of the project status and key deadlines

Organizational Relationship:

  • Work under the direction of the Certification Manager

Job Requirements

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Have excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to speak effectively before employees in the organization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering preferred
  • In depth knowledge of 14 CFR Parts 21, 23, 25, 27, and 29 required
  • Prior experience working in the aerospace industry required
  • Prior aircraft certification experience desired
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience with FAA regulations, procedures, and the STC process required
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative or ODA Unit Member status a plus
  • Proficient using the Microsoft Office software suite
  • Knowledge of applications like or similar to Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project and/or Smartsheet helpful
  • Excellent organization and communication skills with a great attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date certification records
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations to a group
  • Posses a high degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to work with both internal and external customers in a multi-tasking environment
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status required

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