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Safety System Engineer

Pontiac, MI 48340

Posted: 07/15/2024 Specialization: Engineering Job Number: 3809 Salary / Pay Rate: $170,000.00

Job Description

The Engineering Specialist will be responsible for conducting Safety Analysis for both commercial and military programs per ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882 respectively. Provide engineering solutions to identified problems. Adhere to ODA-UM responsibilities and disciplines as defined by the s ODA Procedures Manual, including at a high level:

  • Representation of the FAA for review and approval (as delegated) of Means of Compliance activities
  • Maintain competency of applicable FAA Guidance Material
  • Approval of Certification Means of Compliance Activities:
  • Assessment plans
  • Assessment / Certification Reports
  • Test witnessing
  • Hardware and Test Setup Conformity / Conformity Inspection
  • Design releases
  • Work with Engineering to ensure Continued Airworthiness of WI product of engines


  • 5-15 years of experience working with the FAA or other certifying authority as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) or Organization Designation Authorization –Unit Member (ODA-UM)
  • Currently authorized by the FAA as a DER or ODA-UM for one or more of the following technical disciplines:
    • Powerplant Engineering
    • Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware
  • Knowledgeable / converse with the following Industry Standards and Regulations:
    • DO-160, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
    • DO-254, Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardwar=
    • RP4761, Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment
    • MIL-STD-882, Failure mode effects and criticality analysis (FMECA)
    • FAR 14 CFR Part 33. Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines
  • Have experience or FAA-delegated approval to conduct the following functions per Order 8110.37
  • Design
  • Block Tests
  • Performance Characteristics
  • Software
  • Safety Analysis
  • Lightning / HIRF Protections
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Position requires the ability to obtain a U. S. Government Security Clearance if needed. Candidates selected may be subject to a U. S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. For more information on Security Clearances, please visit: S. Department of State
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