Unit Member (UM) / Designated Engineering Representative (DER) - Avionics &Electrical Systems Engineering

Unit Member (UM) / Designated Engineering Representative (DER) - Avionics &Electrical Systems Engineering

Textron Aviation | Wichita, KS, US

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Unit Member (UM) / Designated Engineering Representative (DER) - Avionics & Electrical Systems Engineering


Responsible for ensuring the proposed design is certifiable, coordinating with the FAA, resolution of certification issues, determination of the certification basis, writing the certification plan, witnessing certification testing, and finding compliance.


Responsible for successful integration and certification of vendor equipment into Textron Aviation aircraft.

Assists in preparation of reports, engineering drawings, and other documents.

Coordinates with direct and indirect customers and suppliers to determine system requirements and resolve problems.

Responsible for completing complex development, design, testing and certification assignments for new design or modifications.

Develops creative scientific alternatives during course of job assignments to reach desired outcome.

Performs work utilizing frequent application of in-depth engineering principles.

Maintain a high degree of proficiency in computer applications to accomplish tasks.

Requests and coordinates work performed by Engineering support groups, Experimental, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for the project.

Instructs suppliers as to materials, equipment and hardware for utilization on aircraft in accordance with approved specifications.

Maintains contact with Product Support Engineering and production departments to resolve engineering problems impeding production and to assist in the incorporation of new design concepts and changes.

Reviews and evaluates supplier proposals for potential utilization on future models.

Provides guidance to engineers and report writers in the solution of specific, complex design problems, which must be resolved during development and testing.

Assures supervision awareness of program status, problems and successes. Provides periodic design reviews and update presentations to management of engineering and other company organizations and tools.


Bachelor’s Degree in required Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or other related Engineering field

FAA designee (ODA UM or DER) -14 CFR Part 23 Chart C2 – Systems & Equipment Electrical

Experience with complex certification projects integrating multiple systems

Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience or relative aviation technical or systems experience.


Strong computer, written and verbal communication skills required.

Time management skills are required to work multiple concurrent projects of various size and scope.

Experience with avionics and electrical system design to the requirements of 14 CFR Part 23 preferred.

Experience with computer-aided wiring diagram and harnessing software is desired. Mentor Graphics preferred.

Experience with electrical wiring, harnessing, and manufacturing is strongly desired.

Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint are required, Visio experience preferred.

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 considered a plus.

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation:

Competitive starting salaries with growth potential
Health benefits beginning day one
Tuition assistance and continuing education programs
Paid holidays
Relocation assistance (terms and conditions apply)
Flight training courses and bonuses (terms and conditions apply)

Come feel the pride.

This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus. Offer dates effective 6/1/2022 – 12/31/2022. Must onboard and start prior to 12/31/2022.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including US Citizenship, for access to classified information.

Job Field Engineering
Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita
Recruiting Company Textron Aviation
Schedule Full-time
Job Level Individual Contributor
Shift First Shift
Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Posting 09/13/2022, 4:01:48 PM
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