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Staff Engineer job at Alpa in Mclean VA
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External Description Staff Engineer The Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 59000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Staff Engineer for our Tysons (McLean) Virginia office. The Staff Engineer provides staff coordination and liaison with government industry and professional stakeholders on behalf of the Air Safety Organization and other Association committees MECs and National Officers as assigned by the department Director or Manager. They provide coordination and technical support to the Air Safety Organization accident and incident investigations FAA/TC pilot certificate enforcement action cases and other safety investigations in the areas of aircraft design manufacturing and maintenance. Their specific focus is in the areas of aircraft design certification operations specifications and maintenance. They analyze internal and external databases to identify trends and develop mitigation strategies. They also effectively represent the Association and the department interacting with government and industry safety officials on a routine basis. In coordination with relevant committees and staff members they develop and coordinate written communications to membership and government and industry groups outlining ALPA positions on a wide variety of operational safety issues. Local national and international travel: 20 - 40%. Minorities veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree in relevant area e.g. Aerospace Engineering Aviation Science or other related discipline from an accredited college or university required; or the equivalent combination of education and practical aviation experience. Additional applicable aviation experience may be substituted for the academic requirement. Three (3) years of related experience in the aviation industry five (5) or more strongly preferred. Special expertise in U.S. and Canadian Aviation Regulations (FARs and CARs) national and international aviation standards and aircraft design standards required. Familiarization with and participation in Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) and Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) processes is required. A pilots license with an instrument rating and/or special knowledge or applicable expertise in the aviation industry strongly preferred. Experience in aircraft design and operations may be substituted for the pilots license. FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification (A license) and/or equivalent experience with maintenance and/or large aircraft manufacturing preferred. Experience with NTSB and/or TSB accident investigation processes preferred. Strong technical writing and public speaking skills required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills oral and written for effective interaction with all levels of contacts internal and external. Must be a self-starter with professional maturity and sound judgment capable of independent decision-making and to be proactive in identifying and responding to issues and problems. Must possess exceptional time management skills; be able to work in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment; and transition easily between projects. Software: Microsoft Word Outlook Excel and PowerPoint.Physical Demands: Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below. Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position move about the office and the local metropolitan area determine what others have said or written and converse with others and exchange accurate information.Regularly required to sit stand bend reach and move about the office and travel (locally nationally and internationally). Also includes occasional bending stooping squatting and/or pushing and pulling or moving e.g. to pack unpack and/or move cases.Occasionally required to move raise reach and/or retrieve binders books boxes and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel could be responsible to move luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.) Relocation not provided. Sponsorship not available for this position. PM19
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