Environmental Control Systems (ECS) Manager


General Summary:

The ECS Manager manages the technical, cost and schedule and personnel aspects of the Environmental Control Systems (Pneumatic System, Pressurization System, Air Conditioning, Cabin Pressure Control System, Leak Detection System, Oxygen System, and Waste System) through all phases of design, development, certification, production, and product support. Ensures all aspects of design are compliant with the system requirements document. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees and coordinates the ECS project activities through all phases of design, development, certification, production, and production support.
  2. Maintains and presents to senior management the integrated project schedule and status for the Environmental Control Systems.
  3. Tracks and reports status of action items related to design, development, certification, and flight test related for the ECS.
  4. Prepares and maintains functional test procedures to test the ECS sub-systems as installed on the aircraft.
  5. Prepares and maintains functional interface control document(s) that identify the integration requirements between the ECS sub-systems and the aircraft avionics / electrical power system.
  6. Prepares and maintains regression test procedures to test the avionics/electrical power system integration of the ECS sub-systems.
  7. Conducts regression tests to ensure that the ECS sub-systems are integrated into the avionics / electrical power system per the released requirements.
  8. Prepares, maintains, and tracks issue reports associated with the ECS sub-systems to closure/resolution.
  9. Provides technical and logistical assistance to manufacturing and flight test to resolve any technical issues associated with the ECS.
  10. Prepares/reviews qualification test procedures and qualification test reports associated with the ECS.
  11. Establishes qualification test schedules with the supplier of the ECS components and coordinates Designated Engineering Representative (DER) support.
  12. Reviews and coordinates complex hardware / software deliverables between the supplier, HAC and the DERs.
  13. May serve as the DER for the applicable delegations.
  14. Supports the creation of the certification plan for the ECS.
  15. Manages personnel by assigning and monitoring tasks so that they are done on time and are complete and accurate.
  16. Conducts performance evaluations for personnel and creates, implements and monitors personnel development plans.


Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:

  1. Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field required.
  2. 8 years of leadership experience in one or more of the Environment Control Systems including: design; development: aircraft integration, and certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Experience in managing personnel.
  2. Strong organizational skills.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Strong presentational skills.
  5. Familiarity with aircraft/aerospace wiring practices and the ability to interpret wiring diagrams and electrical schemata.
  6. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, Project Management, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint).
  7. Strong working knowledge of DO-160, DO-178B and DO-254 processes are required,
  8. Knowledge of aircraft communication buses such as ARINC 429 strongly preferred.
  9. Strong working knowledge of FAA processes and procedures related to qualification testing.
  10. Strong working knowledge of 14CFR23 or 25 and advisory circulars related to ECS regulations.
  11. Experience in supporting manufacturing of aircraft from a technical standpoint.
  12. Experience in preparing detailed functional test procedures.
  13. Experience in creating Crew Alerting System (CAS) logic.
  14. Experience in preparing/reviewing qualification test procedures for DO-160 tests required.
  15. Experience in preparing or reviewing FAA certification plans is required.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Incumbents may be routinely exposed to equipment operational noise heat-cold-dust, and/or aircraft equipment, parts, or fuel odors.
  2. Incumbents may be required to stand, sit, squat, walk, bend, move, reach, or stretch for prolonged time periods with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
  3. Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements (FAA, OSHA, DOT, EPA, State, and Federal regulations, etc.).
  4. Read, hear, speak, and see with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
  5. Comprehend and adhere to management directions and/or safety instructions with no restrictions.
  6. Effectively communicate in Business English language.
  7. Pull, push, carry, lift, or move items up to 10 lbs. throughout the work shift without assistance, as required by job duties.
  8. Pull, push, carry, lift or move materials/people/items/equipment weighing up to 50lbs or more during the work shift, with the use of Company provided "reach assistance technology" or "movement assist technology" (fork-lifts, pallet jacks, pulleys, dolly's, robotics reach equipment, people movers etc.), as required by job duties.  

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This document does not constitute a contract between the incumbent and Honda Aircraft Company. (FLSA:  Exempt) 01/07/13

Salary Range
$65,000.00 - 112,000.00
per Year
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Greensboro, NC 27401, US
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