Sr. Certification Engineer (Hybrid), Winston-salem, North Carolina

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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United States of America


HNC31: US095-Winston-Salem (Fairchild 1455 Fairchild Road , Winston-Salem, NC, 27105 USA

Position Role Type:


Reporting to the Certification Manager – Bid and Proposal (BAP), the Sr. Certification Engineer will be responsible for leading technical certification efforts for BAP activities within Interiors – Service and Support and developing engineering work plans to support commercial proposals activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

Communicates with customer to establish understanding of customer’s technical requirements and convey certification capabilities, requirements, organizational expertise.
Creates and reviews technical proposals for customers by integrating knowledge of product, regulatory requirements, market, price point, organizational capabilities, and business strategy.
Prepares documentation including Cert plans, Compliance Reports, Qualification plans/reports, defining test pass/fail criteria. Checks documents produced by other engineers.
Coordinates activities to ensure that all agreed upon product specific certification requirements are met. This may include working closely with the DERs, ODAs, DOAs, OEMs, or FAA/CAAs.
Conducts reviews of complex analyses and tests pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials and reports to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Reviews entail advanced engineering principles, company standards/procedures, industry standards, regulatory guidance, and regulatory requirements.  Provides constructive feedback to internal and external customers.
Reviews and approves drawings and reports to ensure conformity to regulatory requirements. As required, checks for document clarity, completeness, form, fit, function, and conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications.
Researches regulations, develops critical data, and generates documentation in response to customer/integrator requirements and/or FAA or foreign regulatory agency requests. Effectively communicates with necessary parties.
Coordinates or leads continuous improvement initiatives that involve cross-functional team settings and responsibilities.
Enhances technical knowledge through training, reading technical publications, and participating in the development of industry standards.
Participates in defining of engineering approaches and in planning/scheduling work.
Executes strategies to improve certification efficiency, reduce cost and demonstrate airworthiness with regulatory agencies.
Represents the Certification team in design reviews.
Participates as a team player across the organization and keep the values and vision of the organization.
Mentors and provides training to other engineers.
Performs MRB review and dispositions non-conforming parts

Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR
Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience OR
In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required
Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with various tasks involved in certification and testing of airplane interior components
3-5 years of Certification/Test experience, including prior experience in certification by test and certification by analysis
Knowledge of FEA and other simulation tools used to mitigate certification risks or reduce the scope of certification effort.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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 Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
Tuition reimbursement program
Student Loan Repayment Program
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance,?critical illness?insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
Adoption Assistance         
Autism Benefit
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

Raytheon Technologies 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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Raytheon Technologies 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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