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3DEXPERIENCE Infrastructure Consultant

Contract | Posted On: 2/11/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years
JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently looking for Infrastructure Consultants with strong IT knowledge and experience installing, troubleshooting and tuning the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Consultants will be part of a development team which is helping to deliver world class applications, services and technologies that create emotion and value to end users. This company is at the forefront of 3D technology and constantly raising the bar for 3D modelling and design. The position is remote working from the Mountain time zone. 


Responsibilities of the 3DX Developer  


Support the deployment and production of the most recent software releases.
  • Contribute to the analysis, development and operation of 3DX Software releases. 
  • Deploy the packages/software components in customers' and in-house environments. 
  • Provide architectural and technical leadership of client installations. 
  • Write instructions to accompany the installation software, as well as clear, concise prompts within the installer.  
  • Work on scripts and applications that support the automated software build and deployment for a number of customers and in-house deployments.
  • Provide two-tier-support to all applications and end users. 
  • Triage all production support issues for the applications development Team, resolving a high percentage and engaging requisite personnel in IT when necessary. 
  • Responsible for production process documentation for both current and newly developed processes. 
  • Communicate with internal and external customers, as well as technical resources within IT. 

Work with the Solution Architect to bring technical architecture expertise and recommendations on customer projects.

  • Participate in multiple enterprise system implementations, to meet business requirements in compliance with platform architecture and data model. 
  • Collaborate with solutions architect and engages in clients’ discussion for selecting appropriate design solutions, investigating software compatibility, ensuring global traceability and system governance. 

Deliver hardware, network, and infrastructure assessments.

  • Verifying, stabilizing and analyzing the interoperability, portability, security and scalability of system architecture and providing assessments on system hardware. 
  • Investigate customer's interconnected software systems and make recommendations regarding overall system architecture. 
  • Use current or emerging technologies, optimize the infrastructure in line with business needs. 

Ensure that the design and deployment of the technical solution are aligned with the Security, the SLA and the Performance, Scalability, and Capacity (PCS) expectations of the Customer. 

  • Deliver customers and/or installation teams’ guidelines for implementing secure systems along with performing security analysis of developed or packaged software components. 
  • IT capacity planning involves estimating the storage, computer hardware, software and connected infrastructure resources required over some future period of time.  

Design and document the technical integration of solutions within the customer’s current information system by leveraging architectural design method, patterns and best practices. 

  • Evaluate customer systems to determine effectiveness and suggest changes to meet organizational requirements.
  • Understand customer models and business patterns, analyze benefits and risks, develop the value proposition for infrastructure projects for presentation to decision makers. 
Requirements


  • 5 to 10 years of experience in relative field. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Solid knowledge and experience installing, troubleshooting and tuning the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
  • Ability to execute the full software development lifecycle including developing requirements.
  • Able to make configuration changes (and maybe customization) in 3DX 2019X for topics such as Program Management, Change and Configuration and BOM views. 

Aerospace Design Checker/Drafter

Full-time | Posted On: 1/18/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently seeking an Airframe Design Engineer with experience in part design to our team in Santa Cruz, CA. Individuals must have a strong technical background in certified airframe design. This person should be well versed in 2D engineering drawings creation, GD&T, and ASME drawing standards.
Responsibilities of the Draft Checker 

• Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
• Support and manage engineering part and assembly drawings 
• Draft detailed 2D drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) software
• Ability to work from rough sketches and specifications created by engineers 
• Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures for new products
• Collaborate with the fabrication or manufacturing teams to complete prototypes when necessary
 

Requirements

• 6+ years of professional drafting experience
• 3+ years of related experience as an engineer in relevant industry
• Associate's degree in applicable field
• Understanding of ASME Y14.5-2009 standards
• Strong GD&T experience and application of tolerancing between multicomponent systems
• Must have in-depth technical knowledge of prototyping, manufacturing, and assembly processes as it relates to aircraft design
• Familiar with composites fabrication processes
• Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects
• Ability to function in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
• Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
Desired
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering
• Aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 
• Experience working with Catia V5 or later, and Enovia



Systems and Equipment DER

Full-time | Posted On: 1/20/2021
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

Manufacturing Engineer

Full-time | Posted On: 1/20/2021
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: San Carlos, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years
JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to assist with production floor planning, equipment setup, process planning and supporting the design and layout of an aircraft prototype as well as future certified production lines. This position will support research, design, production, flight test, systems integration, composite part fabrication and internal construction teams for an exciting new aerospace project in San Carlos, CA. 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for generating process layout designs and drawings.
  • Working with interdisciplinary teams and sub-contractors to collect requirements.
  • Assist with overseeing, managing construction and equipment installation permit drawing sets.
  • Find, inspect and assist with production equipment purchasing and initial install and setup.
  • Support the composite shop production setup needs.
  • Support Machining and welding team setup needs.
  • Support Vehicle Assembly and integration area needs.
  • Design shop aids and tooling to assist production flow.
  • Experience with assembly methods and processes for one or more of the following: composites, mechanical assemblies, electromechanical assemblies, automotive repair and maintenance, industrial equipment maintenance as well as aircraft maintenance.

Requirements
  • Proficiency in at least one major CAD software tool.
  • Microsoft Office exposure. 
  • Understanding and familiarity with the aerospace manufacturing, processing including materials knowledge.
  • High mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience with process mapping and efficiently designing layouts to optimize demand flow.
  • Technical ability to help fix, repair and setup industrial equipment.
  • Comfortable using industrial material handling equipment such as forklifts, cranes and telehandlers.
  • Familiarity with construction methods and processes.

Desired

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required with relevant experience.?
  • Experience with at least one of the following CAD systems: Autocad, Revit, Solidworks, Caita v5, Catia v6, Dassult 3d Experience
  • Composite manufacturing and assembly methods familiarity.
  • Aircraft maintenance familiarity.
  • Understanding and familiarity with smart equipment and remotely managed factory controls and data loggers.
  • FAA certified aircraft quality system knowledge.
  • OSHA regulations knowledge.
  • Automation, Controller and/or PLC programming experience.

Senior Loads and Dynamics Engineer

Full-time | Posted On: 2/18/2021
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: 2/18/2021
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: 2/18/2021
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: 1/20/2021
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: 1/20/2021
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: 1/20/2021
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: 1/20/2021
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

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About Our Recruiting Agency

Recruiting, job placement and hiring specializing in technology and aerospace. For over 20 years our team has recruited top talent in the greater Puget Sound Region. We are a passionate team of professionals who are committed to help candidates and companies in career and company advancement. People are our business and relationships are our most important asset. We are a small company and we care about you! Our business is built on trust, open communication and integrity.

Our goal is to build long-term relationships while providing extraordinary hiring solutions. Whether your need is full-time placement or a short-term assignment, we will find the best fit solution for you

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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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