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Serves as an Aerospace Engineer for the Aircraft Certification Service, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, Wichita ACO Branch, Mechanical Systems. & Propulsion Section, AIR-7K2.
The incumbent serves as an Aerospace Engineer with responsibility for regulatory oversight of aircraft certification programs and continued airworthiness in the disciplines of aircraft Avionics/Software or Electrical Systems or Mechanical Systems/Flight Controls. Incumbent is responsible for applying safety management principles using engineering knowledge and risk management techniques. Responsibilities include evaluation of regulatory compliance for aircraft certification projects; oversight of organizational and individual delegation; identification of potential safety issues; initiation of safety investigations, and determination of aircraft level risk(s) and mitigation of risks related to continued operational safety of the affected fleet of aircraft.
Applies experience and advanced knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. The incumbent learns and applies risk management in planning and decision making regarding the appropriate level of FAA involvement in: oversight of organizational delegations and/or individual designees who are authorized to make findings on behalf of the FAA; certification projects, continued operational safety decisions, review of findings made by Foreign Civil Aviation Authorities. Each of these areas depend upon a clear understanding of FAA and industry roles and responsibilities to enable effective and appropriate FAA involvement in consideration of shared safety responsibilities. Additionally, incumbent learns and applies systems thinking to the above responsibilities.
Contributes to the preparation of written technical and informational documents/reports that compel others to take a particular course of action, instruct others in carrying out activities, or to explain the purpose, goals, and objectives of a policy or regulation. Incumbent explains information with individuals and groups internally and externally, and may be a key point of contact to provide overall project results. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues achieve an understanding of issues. Collaborates with management or more experienced engineer to resolve unique problems.
Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable discretion for incumbent to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches. Assignments typically require solutions that are to be derived by interpreting and extrapolating from situations that were faced in the past. Provides recommendations to improve work processes.
Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.
Work activities support and may be vital to the success of projects or activities of one or more organizational units, subdivisions, and LOB's/SO's. Work may affect the safety and security of customers.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
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