Senior Engineer IV

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A Senior Engineer IV job in Fort Worth, Texas is currently available through Belcan. To be considered for this role candidate is responsible for leading comprehensive system reliability, maintainability and safety programs within the Aerospace Group.


Specialist – RMS – Reliability, Maintainability and Safety Engineer

Bachelor Degree in Engineering

This position is responsible for leading comprehensive system reliability, maintainability and safety programs within the Aerospace Group. This position is also responsible for supporting deployment of new tools and processes within the organization (e.g., Design for Reliability (DfR), Design for Safety (DfS), or Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) deployment).


List the essential functions (i.e., key responsibilities with expected results) which must be accomplished in order to fulfill the purpose of your position as described above.

  • Develop a comprehensive system reliability and safety program plan, interfacing with Program Management to align key dates, resources, and milestones. Tracking and reporting progress to deliverables and developing recommendations for program gate decisions.
  • Quantify system reliability and safety requirements based on customer wants/needs, and competitive benchmarking information. Allocate reliability and safety requirements to subsystem and component teams.
  • Have a general understanding of reliability estimation methods, such as Reliability Block Diagrams, Fault Trees, MIL-217, and others.
  • Lead complex reliability and safety analyses, either individually or through team efforts.
  • Understand basic aerospace safety standards DO-178C and DO-254A
  • Understand basic state of the practice methods for aircraft certification (ARP4754 and ARP 4761).
  • Guide the development of design Critical to Quality (CTQ) measures of program success based on customer wants/needs.
  •  Lead a comprehensive risk management process – including leading DFMEA, robustness models (P-diagram), and a program risk management log, promoting early identification and resolution of risk.
  • Define and execute system and component design validation plans and reports (DVP&R), including accelerated life testing and life test data analysis.
  • Managing a reliability growth plan, utilizing reliability analysis tools to calculate system and component reliability growth.
  • Lead a Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) process, driving continuous improvement through a statistical problem solving approach
  •  Present reliability program status to external customers.
  • Mentor other engineers in DFSS and reliability disciplines; provide formal training on selected topics in DFSS and Reliability.
  • Support CoE infrastructure projects for global alignment and reporting of reliability processes
  • Assure effective use of the proper product assurance tools and processes throughout Aerospace Group programs
  •  Develop strong network and usage of global capabilities.
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years experience in technical role
  • Minimum 4 years experience in new product development programs, including product launch phase
  • Experience working with reliability/safety teams, product development teams, and internal and external customers

Describe any specialized knowledge, certifications or skill (e.g., technical, scientific, administrative, managerial) which your position requires.

  • Knowledge of transmission systems, aircraft systems, and/or hydraulic control systems
  • Statistical tools knowledge (DoE, Weibull, Minitab)
  • Preferably DFSS Greenbelt certification
  • Knowledge of the DFMEA, Risk log, and 8D process
  • Experience with reliability modeling, FMEAs/FMECAs, fault tree analyses, and analyzing large data sets
  • Experience with ALT/HALT/HASS methods

Tagged as: fmeas, DOE, weibull, minitab, fmecas

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