Position is located in an AEG Office in the Aircraft Evaluation Division (AFS-100).
Incumbent serves as technical expert and advisor on assigned manufactured or modified Unmanned Aircraft, Urban Air Mobility, Optionally Piloted Aircraft, and associated systems. Provides mechanical systems representation in all phases of developmental work involved during and prior to certification and subsequent to placing these systems into service.Learn more about this agency
Incumbent serves as technical expert and advisor on assigned manufactured or modified Unmanned Aircraft, Urban Air Mobility, Optionally Piloted Aircraft, and associated systems. Provides mechanical systems representation in all phases of developmental work involved during and prior to certification and subsequent to placing these systems into service. The work of this position has considerable impact on the level of safety for industry operation of the aircraft.
Must be highly qualified and competent in the various segments of aircraft maintenance as well as demonstrate a thorough and current knowledge of the techniques and responsibilities necessary to attain airworthiness. Applies a sound working knowledge of the regulations, policies, procedures, and the technical and administrative factors affecting the scope of aircraft maintenance activities of Flight Standards. In view of the freedom and wide scope of activity, must possess a high level of initiative coupled with a working knowledge of automated data processing statistical techniques in order to logically assemble, evaluate, and make informed judgements based on the myriad of details available. Must be capable of reaching conclusions, forming decisions and recommendations based on an objective analysis of the facts. Must make technical presentations in a clear and concise manner. The incumbent must possess the professionalism necessary to deal effectively and responsibly with individuals at all levels in the agency, foreign regulators, and industry.
Specifically, the incumbent serves as the AED specialist on maintenance aspects for assigned aircraft propulsion systems, APUs, and propellers. Serves as a member or chairperson of AD boards, Flight Operations Evaluation Boards (FOEBs), Maintenance Review Boards (MRBs), Type Certification Boards (TCBs), and Flight standardization Boards. When acting as the MRB Chairperson, must assure well in advance that assigned agency personnel receivethe appropriate training on the MSG 3 process prior to the actual working group meetings. Must obtain input from a variety of sources from within the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as from manufacturers and operators when determining that this program (MRB) meets the uniform minimum maintenance standards established by the CFR. The inspection intervals, maintenance task intervals, and overhaul intervals so established in the MRB report will serve as the initial minimum maintenance/inspection requirements for all U.S. operators placing the aircraft into service at a future date. Participates in the establishment of standard practices and procedures for assigned aircraft propulsion systems, propellers, and/or APUs produced by the assigned manufacturer, including airworthiness limitations , while assuring these criteria meet the standards established by the CFRs and FAA policy. Reviews the assigned aircraft propulsion systems, propeller, and/or APU manufacturer's instructions for continued airworthiness requirements for conformity with the CFR and industry needs, with particular emphasis on assuring realistic, economical, and technically practical programs of airworthiness which are applied by the industry and measured by FAA field inspectors. Participates as an observer and assists in functional and reliability testing conducted during the Type Certification process. Advises on problems concerning the maintenance programs that effect new aircraft entering service in general aviation and/or air carrier operations. Manages reliability team efforts during the development of the standards and procedures. Acts as a subject matter expert for all information on assigned aircraft propulsion systems, propellers, and APUs, which is related to achievement of reliability and allied maintenance standards. Represents the agency as the technical expert. Provides expert consultation in support of accident or incident investigations analysis and implementation of corrective actions.
75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.
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