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Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to the Continued Operational Safety (COS) Programs, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes for the organization. Assignments frequently require knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines. Typical assignment includes responsibility for overseeing and/or accomplishing COS work activities and project/program management as follows:
Managing Continuing Airworthiness Program: Applies broad technical, organizational, data management and team leadership skills to lead COS oversight of assigned make/model products from identification of potential safety issues through closure; Support management in ensuring the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, AIR-700, meet the COS program and process requirements and metrics; Identifies gaps in program metrics and processes, and recommends program improvements to address those gaps; Leads and/or participates on teams to conduct organizational improvement, implement new processes, procedures, conduct audits, maintenance of confidence, or other activity to achieve organizational performance objectives related to COS activity; Leads or steers major team activities associated with major COS related agreements with design approval holders or foreign authorities; and serves as focal point for development and maintenance of those agreements; Advises management on implementation of COS processes within and across branches, staffing requirements to implement COS related programs and teams; Monitors and provides briefings to the workforce to ensure adherence to established COS procedures and working agreements; Oversees workforce compliance to COS processes and continually looks for opportunities to improve these processes; Advises engineering workforce on the application of risk and causal analyses; Responsible for overseeing assigned engineering workforce and design approval holders or foreign authorities in their duties to acquire and review operational data for potential safety issues; Develop, implement and continuously improve COS databases used for tracking and monitoring status of open COS and safety items; Coordinates safety issues with other COS Program Managers for potential impact on other products.
Interoffice Coordination: Collaborates and coordinates with other COS Program Managers in refining and standardizing COS processes; Advises management and staff and the technical writing staff on status and processing of planned AD actions and safety recommendations through each state of the process, making schedule and prioritization recommendations, independently or in accordance with guidance from the Corrective Action Review Board (CARB) and management; Serves as representative on COS related local and service wide teams when requested; Monitors incoming and the processing of alternative method of compliance (AMOC) requests to ensure appropriate, compliant and timely responses and issuance by cognizant engineer and Aircraft Evaluation Group inspectors and manager or designee.
COS Subject Matter Expert: Often represents the branch as a principal point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the applications of COS policies and procedures both internally and externally. Applies broad policies and objectives and provides general guidance for addressing issues and exercises considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Responsible for mentoring engineers on performing COS work and provides policy guidance and instruction to others, bother internally and externally. Provide guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Works with management to solve problems. Work is reviewed through status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project/work activity.
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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