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Certification Support Engineer 

About the Organization Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.

Astronics Subsidiary Astornics CSC  
Location Chicago, IL  

Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (formerly Telefonix PDT and Astronics Armstrong Aerospace) serves as the experienced, global market leader for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for aircraft. As a systems certification provider, Astronics CSC has worked on over 100 projects for industry partners to upgrade commercial and business aircraft with new passenger power systems, IFEC navigation, communication and flight safety systems. Additionally, Astronics CSC offers proven IFEC hardware systems, flexible design platforms, high customer satisfaction, and long-term relationships with industry leaders to help make the connected aircraft a reality. The company now employs over 300 employees, and is a six-time recipient of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Employers to Work For award.


Responsible for supporting certification engineering on FAA STC and EASA minor modification programs for certification of avionics systems and installations. The role will primarily consist of creation of technical publications required for FAA STC and EASA minor modification programs with direction from certification management. Coordination with FAA Designees (such as DERs and DARs) to support on-site FAA activities and management of compliance documentation during the course of FAA and EASA certification projects will also be expected.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Creation of aircraft maintenance documentation, relevant test plans and data lists required for FAA STC and EASA minor modification programs with direction from the lead aircraft certification engineers.
  • Development of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) for STC projects including evaluations per FAA guidance to determine required inspections (such as EWIS ICA) and resultant creation of those inspections.
  • Actively assists the certification engineering team in development of other compliance document, including System Safety Assessments, Project Specific Certification Plans and Compliance Reports.
  • Actively assists the certification engineering team in activities with the local FAA design approval office or companies with FAA ODAs including data submittal/management and STC application creation.
  • Support the certification engineering team in various other activities with the local FAA offices including foreign validations of Astronics CSC held FAA STCs, PMA applications and FAA audits.
  • Manages and coordinates DER/DAR and/or ODA UM resources to support piece-part and installation conformities as well as article and aircraft test witnessing activities, as required, for the duration of an FAA STC project.
Position Requirements

Education and/or Experience


  • Minimum of two years working in the aerospace industry.
  • Certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic from an accredited aviation maintenance technician school (FAA Part 147 or equivalent).
  • Strong technical writing techniques and knowledge with Micorsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Familiarity and/or experience working in an engineering or certification organization in a regulated industry.


  • Associates Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering, or in a related technical and/or equivalent field.
  • Two plus years working at an FAA Part 145, or equivalent, Repair Station Operator.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with avionics, communication and/or navigation systems.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with electro-mechanical systems.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with Title 14 CFR regulations.
  • Familiarity and/or experience working in a engineering/technical organization with strict document control.

An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.  

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