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Principal Engineer

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SUMMARY Provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of technical products and systems. Resolves highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research. Principal Engineer will be responsible for defining, designing, implementing, testing and certifying products and systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reviews and evaluates product request from customer, and formulates conceptual design to meet customerrequirements.

  • Analyzes project proposal to determine feasibility, manufacturability, cost, and production time, and discusses proposal with engineers and otherpersonnel.

  • Evaluatesproductdesignforconformancetoengineeringprinciples,customer requirements, quality standards, andspecifications.

  • Coordinates design, production, testing, and relatedactivities.

  • Consults with project personnel and others to provide technical assistance and information.

  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/orprocedures.

  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, andprocedures.

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplishgoals.

  • Leads and supports the development of the system architecture and system design for new products or modification to existing products

  • Leads and directs the work ofothers and provides mentorship to other team members.

  • Applies FAA certificationprocess.

  • Uses existing processes to support the achievement of major and minor certifications for the company’s new and legacy products.

EDUCATION AND / OR EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university and a minimum of eight years related experience in the field or in a related area; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Individual should have expert knowledge of Design, Development and certification processes, software and techniques; Project Management methodologies; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software