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Certification Engineer



Location: Brea, CA
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Posted: 08-14-2017
Location Name: Brea, CA
Wage: Depends on Experience

Want to work at an In-flight Entertainment (IFE) company that’s different? We’re famous for thinking outside of the box. We are looking for talented individuals to join us in our mission to redefine and revolutionize in-flight entertainment. Start a career at Zodiac Inflight Innovations and you’ll be joining an experienced and innovative team whose challenging spirit and imaginative work has created one of the best IFE systems on the market, RAVE.

Job Summary:

The Certification Engineer performs regulatory compliance activities required for the development and installation of airborne equipment and systems onto transport category aircraft.  The Certification Engineer 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

Preferred Qualifications and/or Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in a related field

  • 3-6 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

  • HIC

  • 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

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to both interact with a team and work independently with high initiative

  • Ability to efficiently resolve problems

  • Ability to adapt, plan and organize in a constantly changing environment

  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills

  • Strong analytical problem solving skills

  • Ability to technically present test program to regulatory authorities

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction as well as in a team environment

  • Must be proactive, meticulous, organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to use discretion and independent judgment when making decisions on behalf of the company