Manager of Certification and Testing


Key information

Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Gainesville, texas 76240, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
No Degree
More than 5 years

Job description

Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions):
Schedules certification & testing workload in accordance with program milestone and EDR schedules, provides status and schedule updates to department head and other appropriate entities on a regular basis.
Lead the certification and testing teams to ensure on time completion of tasks with proper quality within allocated budget.
Ensures proper compliance with regulatory, airframer requirements and company policies & procedures.
Ensures continued improvements of certification and test laboratory.
Responsible for quality of all certification tasks and test data.
Defines and maintains standardization.
Coordinates and ensures proper communication with regulatory bodies to be in compliance.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Job requirements

Qualification Requirements:

Knowledge and Skills:
Familiarity with FAA regulations. Knowledge in Finite Element Analysis software (e.g., Hyperworks, LS Dyna, etc.)
Must be able to communicate well with internal departments, customers, and regulatory agencies.
Experience in transport airplane seating system certification process is required with emphasis in structural testing of seats and seat components

Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related Engineering field or 6 years equivalent related experience in lieu of degree.
Plus 5 years related experience in the industry required.
Plus 3 years of managerial or supervisory experience required

Specificity of the job

More than one week of total traveling per year; international and domestic

Company information

Safran Seats

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

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