Overview of the Position:
Create drawings, figures, repair instructions and technical data to support repair development activities at ACI. Provide technical support to production, quality and management as needed. Oversee continuous improvement projects as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate with customers and OEMs to understand their needs and requirements.
Develop figures, drawings, and step by step instructions to repair various aircraft components
Create technical data to substantiate repair instructions including stress analysis, free body diagrams, flight safety and failure analysis, and showing compliance to applicable regulations.
Develop and substantiate equivalencies for tooling and consumables to support repair activities.
Coordinate with DERs, customers, the FAA, and other regulatory agencies to obtain required approvals for repairs and technical data.
Coordinate with production and outside vendors to determine resources are available to complete repair instructions.
Provide technical authority to production and quality departments to interpret specifications, standards, and repair data.
Provide adequate information to customer service department to provide quotations to customers.
Introduce new repairs to the production department, and train production personnel to perform the repairs in accordance with engineering specifications.
Other duties assigned by the company to address evolving business needs.
Participate in or lead corrective action teams as requested
Participate in or lead continuous improvement projects as requested
Participate in or lead capital projects as requested
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Must speak, read and write in the English language.
Working knowledge of Solidworks or other Cad software preferred.
Possess working knowledge of MS office products including MS Word, Excel, & Outlook.
Be able to read and interpret information from various resources including CMMs, OHMs, Service bulletins, and other documents to determine basic operation theory of aircraft assemblies and systems.
Be able to read and interpret information from military and OEM standards and specifications.
Be familiar with ACI manufacturing processes including welding, plasma spray, HVOF spray, Hysol, plating, grinding, machining, cleaning, heat treatment, shot-peening, and NDT.
Must possess a four year (B.S. or higher) engineering degree from an accredited university
Six Sigma experience and/or qualification to greenbelt level is preferred.
Knowledge of EASA/FAA regulatory approval process preferred.
Experience of working with both civil and military aerospace products is preferred.
Have knowledge and understanding of Appendix A. Safety Procedures
Repair Development Engineer I is entry level with 0-1 years of relevant experience
Repair Development Engineer II must have 2-5 years of relevant experience
Repair Development Engineer III must have 6-10 years of relevant experience
Repair Development Engineer IV must have 11 or more years of relevant experience
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to calculate various stresses on components and margins of safety.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; and lift up to 35 pounds.
Is regularly required to sit at computer for extended periods of time and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
Is frequently required to talk or listen.
Works in moderate noise levels.
New Employee Orientation (Checklist)
Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training
New Employee Safety Training (Checklist)
Other training as required
Initial and Recurrent RCRA Hazardous waste management / 40CFR265.1
Must be familiar with all chemicals and processes which are called-out on the Engineering Repair Instruction (ERI).
Initial and Recurrent RCRA Hazardous waste management / 40CFR265.16