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Textron Unit Member (UM) / Designated Engineering Representative (DER) - Avionics & Electrical Systems Engineering - Defense & Special Missions in Wichita, Kansas

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

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades and continues to be the global leader by equipping customers with smart solutions for every circumstance, every mission. We are passionate advocates of aviation, providing aircraft that save time and empower people with the freedom of flight. With functions ranging from Communications, Engineering, Finance, Flight Operations, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Marketing, Sales, and, more - you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, learn new skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities and build your career. We provide resources to empower your journey. Your success is our success.


Open to Remote work possibilities.


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

  • Experience with complex certification projects integrating multiple systems

  • Minimum of 7 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.

Textron Aviation Inc. must comply with U.S. export control laws.  If a position requires access to information controlled under U.S. regulations applicant must be eligible to meet any requirements to access controlled information.

This role is eligible for a $5,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus. Terms & conditions apply. The Company reserves the right to amend or suspend this program at any time.

Kansas Tax Credit:

Join Textron Aviation’s Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Visit https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits for more information on the tax credit.

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.

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Experienced
Shift: First Shift
Job Posting: 10/25/2023, 3:03:57 PM
Travel: No

Req ID: 318804