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Avionics Consulting DER

PDS is seeking an Avionics Consulting DER for an open position in Wichita, KS.
Make compliance findings and represent the company as a subject matter expert to certification authorities, suppliers, and industry consortiums in the area of avionics systems approvals supporting aircraft Type Certification for both foreign and domestic certification activities on 14 CFR Part 23/25 aircraft

In your role, you will:
  • Responsible for design, development and certification support of avionics systems on Citation aircraft. 
  • Prepare and/or approve certification plans, conformity requests, equipment qualification test plans/results, system safety documents, ground and flight test plans/results and certification reports showing avionics systems compliance with 14 CFR Part 23/25. 
  • Reviews engineering drawings for avionics systems prepared using computer based drafting tools (IAI HarnesSys, CATIA/CCD and /or CATIA V5). 
  • Evaluate and analyze avionics systems design for completion of function hazard assessments and system safety assessments.
  • Assist in development of functional test documents for avionics systems.
  • Witness equipment, system, and aircraft ground testing at Cessna, Supplier or other testing facilities.
  • Support investigation, root cause analysis, corrective action, and ODA/FAA coordination of aircraft field issues and component failures when warranted for certification concerns.
  • Coordinate with FAA personnel and other Cessna Engineering disciplines such as Air Worthiness, Project, Flight Test, Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Mechanical Systems, ECS and System Safety.


  • Minimum of 5 years avionics system design integration experience to the requirements of 14CFR Parts 23/25 is required for applicants meeting the education requirements above.Minimum of 9 years avionics system design integration experience for those not meeting the education requirements.
  • Must have 2 years prior certification experience with Federal Aviation Regulations 14 CFR Part 23/25 as an Avionics Systems DER, DOA AR or ODA Unit Member.
  • Experience with the application of RTCA DO-160, DO178 and DO-254 relative to avionics systems certification on aircraft is required.
  • Electronic drafting experience with IAI HarnesSys and/or CATIA/CCD is desired.
  • Experience with the System Safety certification process per SAE ARP4754 and ARP4761 is desired.
  • Must be able to coordinate, communicate and develop good working relations with FAA specialists.
  • Experience with use of electronic test equipment is desired.
  • Design knowledge of electrical bonding criteria, thermal cooling requirements for electronic equipment, EMI shielding, and High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) / Indirect Effects of Lightning (IEL) installation criteria is desired.

B.S. or advanced degree from an ABET accredited institution in Computer, Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology is preferred.  Will consider applicants with 14 CFR Part 23/25 DER/DOA AR/ODA Unit Member avionics certification experience in lieu of a degree
For immediate consideration send your resume to or
Call 316-729-1800 today!!

Job Number: 1710073247
Job Location: Wichita, KS
Per Diem: Yes
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 01/22/2018
Attention: Jorge Garcia
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 316/729-1800
800 Phone: 800/333-8644
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857

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