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Solution Architect – DELMIA Manufacturing/Virtual Build

Contract | Posted On: 3/17/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Coeur D'Alene, Idaho | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently seeking a dynamic, motivated Solution Architect to provide technical leadership for our clients desiring to implement state of the art digital solutions in their manufacturing production operations. This position is fully remote. 

Responsibilities
  • Implement and coordinate manufacturing solutions that best serve clients and make impactful improvements to processes through technology.
  • Conduct Client Workshops.
  • Perform Gap analysis.
  • Design and create test plans to assure system performance as designed.
  • Creation of Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM).
Requirements
  • Expert knowledge of manufacturing Processes and Production methods utilized in the Aerospace/Defense, and Transportation industries.
  • The ability to authoritatively engage with senior client staff to understand and translate client requirements into use-cases and actionable designs.
  • Familiarity and experience with the following:
  • Creation of Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM)
  • Association of MBOM’s with Product Structure
  • Representation of Product/Assemblies/Sub-assemblies, methods and work instructions in digital process plans 
  • Manufacturing simulation of plant layout, and assembly operations
  • Knowledge of 3D simulation of assembly and fabrication operations
  • 3D machining and additive manufacturing operations
  • Robotics operations
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Excellent Written and Oral communication skills.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience with history of success in progressively more challenging assignments in a Manufacturing Operations environment.
  • Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering or equivalent.
  • Must be fluent with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).
  • Experience with 3DEXPERIENCE/DELMIA is a bonus.


CAA CATIA Developer

Contract | Posted On: 3/15/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Bellevue, Washington | WORK EXPERIENCE: 4-7 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently seeking an experienced CAA Developer to help support the migration of CATIA V5 CAA functions to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Interested candidate should have experience in CAA , EKL or C++ along with 3DEXPERIENCE and PLM/Manufacturing/CAD knowledge. This position is fully remote.Responsibilities of the CAA Developer 
  • CATIA 3DExperience CAA Code Development.
  • Migrating existing custom CATIA V5 CAA functions to CATIA 3DExperience CAA Code. 
Requirements
  • Experience with CAA , EKL or C++.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Computer Sciences preferred.
  • Exposure to 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
  • Experience in C++, Data structures, OOPs concepts, Memory Management, Design patterns (factory pattern).
  • Exposure to PLM/Manufacturing/CAD domain and Data Model Customization.
  • Extensive use of Visual Studio for C++ development and debugging preferably in large scale application development.
  • COM (Component Object Model) Programming is a plus. 
  • Exposure to Scrum and Agile methodology is a bonus. 

Systems and Equipment DER

Full-time | Posted On: 4/1/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 4-7 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects.

This position 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 currently be an FAA DER. However, other delegation holders (i.e. ODA, foreign CAAs, etc.) and engineers that have the necessary experience to immediately apply as a DER will be considered as well.
 
 
Responsibilities
  • 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 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.) 
Requirements
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Mechanical Equipment) or able to immediately apply to become one
  • Previous FAA certification experience with electrical systems and equipment
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Able to relocate permanently
Desired Skills and Experience
  • 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 Systèmes engineering and management tools like CATIA and ENOVIA

Senior Loads and Dynamics Engineer

Full-time | Posted On: 3/22/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently seeking an experienced Loads and Dynamics Engineer to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. The ideal candidate brings a strong mathematical background, a detailed conceptual understanding of aircraft dynamics and above average attention to detail. To succeed candidates will be expected to have experience with static and dynamic loads derivation for aircraft. Background in flutter analysis is also desired. 
Responsibilities
  • Develop external loads and aeroelastic models and methods. 
  • Develop aerodynamic databases for use in aircraft aeroelastic models. 
  • Develop multi-DOF flight dynamics simulations for use in external loads and dynamics. 
  • Interpret experimental data to correlate and validate aircraft aeroelastic models. 
  • Implement loads database to be used by structural design team. 
  • Determining and interpreting the certification basis and establishing compliance strategies – including means and methods of compliance
  • Developing, reviewing and approving certification-related documents. 
  • Working with and mentoring multiple engineering teams with a mix of aerospace and non-aerospace backgrounds
  • Interfacing with certification authorities as required (FAA, EASA, etc.)
Requirements
  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or a relevant discipline. 
  • 7+ years' experience performing detailed loads analysis for fixed-wing aircraft or rotorcraft. 
  • Excellent understanding of aircraft loads and aeroelasticity. 
  • Previous experience working on aviation certification program. 
  • The ability to question traditional assumptions in the application of regulations, guidance material and engineering specifications
  • Experience with NASTRAN, RCAS or other aeroelastic analysis tools.
  • Comfortable with analysis tools such as MATLAB, Python and Excel.


Desired
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for Part 23 Loads or ability to immediately become one
  • Expert knowledge of FAR 23 and 27. 
  • 10+ years of working experience in aircraft certification industry.  
  • Extensive experience correlating and validating loads models using experimental data. 
  • Experience with Interactions of Systems of Structures and/or computing loads for aircraft with fly-by-wire control systems. 
  • Experience with AeroServoElastic (ASE) analyses and certification requirements. 

Senior Flight Control Law Engineer

Full-time | Posted On: 3/22/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 4-7 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for an experienced Flight Control Law Engineer to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. This position focuses on fly-by-wire or digital control systems and requires a solid understanding of flight control law coding. The ideal person will help contribute to a ground breaking aerospace project that pushes the boundaries of aviation technology.
Responsibilities
  • Design, optimize, validate, verify and certify Fly-By-Wire Flight Control Laws for both primary and back-up modes.
  • Manage Control Law design, including gain tuning, stability and handling qualities analysis.
  • Planning, preparing, executing, analyzing and documenting desktop Simulations, manned simulations and flight test activities.
  • Interaction with the pilot community to troubleshot problems.
  • Validation and Verification work and associated documentation.
  • Analysis of failure cases and help support HQRM analysis and test activities.
  • Support integration activities with other divisions including Flight Control Systems, Aeroelastics and Loads.
  • Preparation of documentation to support Certification.
Requirements


  • Extensive experience with Flight Control Law development for a full authority digital fly by wire platform.
  • Experience with Simulink control law implementation and Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion techniques.
  • Hands on experience creating code for flight control systems  
  • Skilled at creating and reviewing technical schematics, logical and functional diagrams, and engineering specifications.
  • Working knowledge of DO-160G environmental qualification.
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, and technical writing skills.
  • Basic knowledge of FAA regulations and guidance material and industry standards.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering preferred.
  • Proficient in English.

Desired

  • Experience in leading development of the above is also desirable.
  • Working knowledge of electro-mechanical equipment design, including software.
  • Previous experience managing complex sets of requirements.
  • Previous experience preparing and presenting design reviews for complex, highly integrated systems.
  • Previous experience defining system controls, crew indications, and flight manual procedures.
  • Previous experience in testing, including instrumenting, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results.
  • Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 preferred.
  • Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards.
  • Private pilot certificate or higher.

Systems Engineer, Flight Control Systems

Full-time | Posted On: 3/22/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 4-7 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. This is a multidisciplinary position that provides the engineer a chance to interact with many of the key teams within the company. The Systems Engineers will own the architecture, integration, and life-cycle success of a single or multiple aircraft systems, ranging from requirements management, development, certification, and entry into service.
Systems Engineers will coordinate between the various departments - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software, Flight Test, Manufacturing, Operations - as necessary to ensure the technical success of their systems.  The Systems Engineers will work very closely with FAA Engineers and DERs to ensure their responsible systems comply with all federal airworthiness regulations. 
This position focuses on fly-by-wire or digital control systems and requires a solid understanding of aircraft systems, system development, and industry specific certification processes.  The most important traits are a positive attitude towards the project, strong work ethic, and being able to self-manage and learn new skills.  Forward thinking and the ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment are a must. 
 The Systems Engineer, Flight Controls will be responsible for some or all systems related to:
  • System 22 – Automatic Flight 
  • System 27 – Flight Controls
  • System 76 – Engine Controls
  • System 86 – Lift Systems

Responsibilities

  • Generate, review, approve, and manage system requirements – including but not limited to regulatory, safety, human factors, design, environmental, manufacturing, quality, operational, and service requirements. 
  • Serve as the system-level expert for integration and coordination activities with various departments and the certification authorities.
  • Conduct multi-disciplinary design reviews throughout the different phases of development, certification, and production readiness as required to coordinate and communicate system design projects.
  • Conduct trade studies, analyses, and test programs as necessary to validate system architectures meet all requirements.
  • Generate, review, and approve:
    • System safety analyses, such as FHAs, FTAs, CCAs, etc.
    • Engineering drawings, schematics, and design specifications
    • System and equipment test plans and reports
    • Compliance documentation
    • System engineering processes
  • Coordinate as required to execute and manage system design projects, testing, certification, production readiness, etc.
  • Work with various company departments to ensure equipment and low-level designs meet all system and aircraft-level requirements. 

Requirements


  • Skilled at creating and reviewing technical schematics, logical and functional diagrams, and engineering specifications.
  • Previous experience with aircraft systems.
  • Working knowledge of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP 4761, and SAE ARP 4754A.
  • Working knowledge of DO-160G environmental qualification.
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, and technical writing skills.
  • Basic knowledge of FAA regulations and guidance material and industry standards.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering preferred.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

Desired

  • Working knowledge of electro-mechanical equipment design, including software.
  • Previous experience managing complex sets of requirements.
  • Previous experience preparing and presenting design reviews for complex, highly integrated systems.
  • Previous experience defining system controls, crew indications, and flight manual procedures.
  • Previous experience in testing, including instrumenting, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results.
  • Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 preferred.
  • Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards.
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Private pilot certificate or higher.
  • Familiar with Dassault Systemes engineering and management tools.

Certification Engineer, Flight Control Systems

Full-time | Posted On: 4/1/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects of advanced fly-by-wire flight control systems.  
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.  
  • Responsible for certification aspects of some or all systems and equipment related to:
    • Flight Controls.
    • Automatic Flight Controls.
    • Propulsion Controls.
    • Guidance and Navigation.
  • 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 flight and propulsion control 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.) 
Requirements
  • Previous experience with design and verification of advanced fly-by-wire systems.
  • Expert-level understanding of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP4761, and SAE ARP4754A.
  • Expert-level understanding of RTCA/DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
  • Previous FAA certification experience with electrical systems and equipment.
  • 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.
Desired
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Electrical Equipment). 
  • Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of SAE AS94900A General Specification for Vehicle Management Systems.
  • 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, advanced ratings and experience flying multiple aircraft types preferred.
  • Familiar with Dassault Systemes engineering and management tools.

Certification Engineer, Avionics and Electrical

Full-time | Posted On: 4/1/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects of avionics and electrical systems and equipment.  
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 the attitude towards the project, hard work ethic and being able to self-manage and learn new skills.
 
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 also 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.). 
Requirements
  • 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 with Microsoft Office products. 
Desired
  • 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. 

Certification Engineer, Mechanical Systems

Full-time | Posted On: 4/1/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects of mechanical systems and equipment. 
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 the attitude towards the project, hard work ethic and being able to self-manage and learn new skills.
The Mechanical Systems Certification Engineer will be responsible for certification aspects of some or all systems and equipment related to:
  • Environmental controls
  • Ice and rain protection
  • Landing gear, wheels, brakes, and tires
  • Doors and steps
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
  • Actuation systems
 
This position will also 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.
  • 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 mechanical 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.).
Requirements
  • Expert-level understanding of design standards and verification methods for mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Expert-level understanding of RTCA/DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
  • Previous FAA certification experience with mechanical 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 with Microsoft Office products.
Desired
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Mechanical 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 Systèmes engineering and management tools.

Systems and Equipment DER, Electrical Systems

Full-time | Posted On: 4/1/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects of mechanical systems and equipment. 

This position 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 currently be an FAA DER. However, other delegation holders (i.e. ODA, foreign CAAs, etc.) and engineers that have the necessary experience to immediately apply as a DER will be considered as well. This position requires the engineer to be a full-time, direct employee of the company located onsite.
 
The Electrical Systems and Equipment DER will be responsible for certification aspects of some or all systems and equipment related to:
  • Indicating and Recording Systems
  • Communications
  • Navigation, Guidance, and Surveillance 
  • Energy Storage
  • Electrical Power Distribution
  • Flight Controls
  • Systems Integration
  • Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems
 
Responsibilities
  • 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 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.) 
Requirements
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Electrical Equipment) or able to immediately apply to become one
  • Previous FAA certification experience with electrical systems and equipment
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Able to relocate permanently
Desired Skills and Experience
  • 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 Systèmes engineering and management tools

Wiring Systems Design Engineer

Full-time | Posted On: 3/1/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently seeking a passionate mechanical engineer to join our team in Santa Cruz, CA. This role focuses on Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS), working with electrical, manufacturing, and structural engineers to meet design requirements for functionality, manufacturability, integration, inspectability, and maintenance. The engineer will be responsible for designing flight critical wire harness assemblies and electromechanical interconnection systems, as well as creating test plans to characterize, qualify, and validate those designs. This individual must be highly organized and self-driven while possessing a deep understanding of aerospace design standards.
Responsibilities
  • Design electromechanical interconnection systems according to aerospace standards
  • Provide solutions to support and protect wire harnesses
  • Select and source materials, coordinating with vendors
  • Drive engineering BOM created from PLM solution
  • Write requirements and specifications
  • Plan acceptance and qualification tests with test engineers
Requirements
  • B.S. in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • 5+ years of working experience in relevant industry 
  • Excellent problem solving and teamwork skills, working with many people and teams
  • Experience with hands-on design, prototyping, and testing
  • Strong background utilizing PDM
  • Proficiency with CAD, such as Catia, Pro/E, SolidWorks, etc.
  • Familiarity with EWIS aerospace standards, such as SAE AS50881, AC 43.13 Ch.11, ASTM F2639, etc.
Desired
  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • 10+ years of working experience in relevant industry
  • Understanding of ERP/MRP/PLM solutions
  • Experience with Catia, specifically using Electrical 3D Design, Electrical 3D Part Design, Electrical Manufacturing Preparation, Assembly Design, Part Design, and Generative Shape Design

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Testimonials

  • Working with Dawn has certainly been a pleasure and I have seen many, many recruiting offices and personnel before, and I would give Dawn an A+, 5 Star rating for her performance in getting me to do a 180, and come to this great project, Flight Test of the MJR, versus the other job prospects. I would recommend other consultant and contractor professional engineers to use Velocity.Joel Putnam Flight, Test Propulsion Engineer
  • Joe is the "go to" person if you are looking for a staffing agency. He was our choice for our busy plastics manufacturing facility in the south Tacoma area. Often, we receive very short notice when one of our employees is unable to make a 12-hour production shift. Thus, Joe and his team had to work extra hard to meet our needs. But, he always comes through for us, no matter what time of day or night. We continue to be approached by staffing agency representatives who in their own right have good track records, but Joe and his team gives us no reason to shop this service.Rita- Richard's Packaging
  • Joe Cairney has been an important resource for our organizations growth over the past several years. His listened to all our pain points when it came to staffing for key positions and he provided easy to follow solutions that made our jobs easier. I cannot recommend Joe enough to companies that need answers to their hiring needs.Sarah- AFL
  • I feel truly lucky to have worked with Velocity Consulting Solutions. Having been in the job market for almost 9 months trying to find my next role - the perfect role to help me grow in my career path, which I would not have been able to do without the help of Miguel and Susan. Jeeno Saini-Scrum Master
  • Working with Dawn was great. Her directions were always clear and focused and she is a confident, business savvy leader. She helped advance my career and seems to have a genuine interest in investing in those she manages.Aimee Ketola-Accounting Specialist, Anthony's Restaurants
  • Miguel was an essential asset in my job search. Not only did he take the time to prepare me for interviews, but he also gave me important advice on how to succeed in them. He was a fantastic recruiter and I would recommend him to anyone.Leonardo Valles - Liaison Engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Miguel is a fantastic recruiter, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for Engineering or Tech work.Mark Randa - Design Automation Engineer

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