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Staff Certification Engineer

Location: Brea, CA
Posted: 12-05-2016
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 Staff Certification Engineer performs regulatory compliance oversight activities required for ensuring the development and installation of airborne equipment and systems onto transport category aircraft comply with applicable requirements. The Staff Certification Engineer has principal responsibility for ensuring all aspects of product and system-level certification are compliant with applicable and appropriate airworthiness requirements including the review of all substantiation data deliverables for Airbus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a robust interface with the Authorities (FAA, EASA, etc.) and customers’ (Boeing, Airbus, etc.) airworthiness functions

  • Develop, review, approve and release the Certification Plan (strategy) and Certification Accomplishment Summary to show compliance with the applicable airworthiness requirements including, but not limited to:

    • Flammability

    • Installation

    • Safety

  • Work with, but remain independent of, the design team to ensure adherence to the certification strategy

  • Work with the Certification team to manage and review all compliance documentation prior to release and submittal to the Authorities or to the customer

  • Report certification issues or Test status to the Authorities or to the customer

  • Participate in design reviews and other compliance demonstration activities

  • Regularly advise the design and certification teams on the applicability of regulations and Means of Compliance

  • Coordinate regulatory approval of IFE system installation design data and components

  • Ensures consistency in compliance demonstration documents

  • Ensures the integrity of the conformity inspection process

  • Perform Airworthiness technical assessments, audits and training

  • Provide the necessary Airworthiness input to the MRB process

  • Act as the Airworthiness focal for in-service event assessments and analysis

Preferred Qualifications and/or Education:

  • 10-15 years of experience with designing, manufacturing and certifying aircraft components and systems

  • Minimum 10 years of experience working in product or system-level certification environment, DER a plus

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in the PMA process

  • In-depth knowledge of industry-standard RTCA and airframe manufacturer qualification requirements

  • Strong familiarization with FAA Part 21, 23 & 25 and EASA CS Part 21 & 25 certification requirements related to airborne IFE equipment

  • In-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Ability to work and communicate with customers and airworthiness representatives

  • In-depth knowledge of:

    • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field

Soft Skills:

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

  • Ability to lead a team of technical professionals and set priorities

  • Ability to give direction and technical instructions

  • 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 multi-task

  • 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 mentor and guide less experienced Certification team