Senior Certification Engineering Manager

Rockwell Collins Winston Salem , NC 27108

Posted 7 months ago

Date Posted:
2019-05-13-07:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

HNC32: US096-Winston-Salem (Oak Plaza 190 Oak Plaza Boulevard , Winston-Salem, NC, 27105 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems we're driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don't just get people from point A to point B. We're committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we're helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we're changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn't be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn't shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way the right way to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

This position manages a large team of both experienced professionals and team leaders in Certification Engineering. Has oversight of corrective measure review process and of training for less experienced engineers. Serves as deputy department leader and represents department while department manager is away.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directs the engineering verification/validation processes over a range of commercial aircraft seating products, including document management processes.

  • Leads a group responsible for generating certification/test plans and associated reports.

  • Provides input and oversight for development of certification procedures and work instructions.

  • Reviews technical concepts of major projects including obtaining Technical Standards Orders (TSO's) for an assigned family of seats.

  • Ensures schedule, milestone, and NRE budget compliance. Reviews test plans of all direct reports for accuracy, completeness and to ensure the correct level of seat certification testing.

  • Coordinates with company and independent DER's to ensure certification data is developed in a manner consistent with the PSP and established FAA approved practices.

  • Coordinates with OEM's and STC applicants to ensure compliance with non-TSO requirements. Acts as a secondary focal point and technical resource for manufacturing, quality assurance, design engineering, and certification engineering to resolve certification and manufacturing issues as related to FAA/EAS compliance.

  • Participates in early design reviews to ensure compliance to all certification requirements and structural integrity of the design.

  • Supports all follow-up design reviews to evaluate changes. Implements and supports continuous improvement, and corporate initiatives and goals.

  • Monitors and reports group metrics.

  • Coaches and counsels staff as appropriate.

  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels by recruiting, hiring, identifying capacity issues, and redistributing work as required

  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory requirements for commercial aircraft seating.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic processes for inspection of parts for aviation.

  • Strong project management skills and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to pro-actively define problems, collects data, and identifies solutions.

  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers or regulatory agencies.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Hands on experience with design and manufacturing controls required for producing FAA/EASA approved and certified products.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor's degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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