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Safety and Reliability Engineer 3 (2021-049) 

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 Astronics AES  
Location Kirkland, WA  


The Safety and Reliability Engineer performs risk and reliability analysis in support of contracted programs, Bid and Proposals and Internal Research and Development activities. This role will participate in activities to obtain new and follow-on business.


  • Apply Safety and Reliability (S&R) principles and techniques to influence the architecture and support development of safety-critical aerospace electronic systems following DO-254 and DO-178 processes
  • Work closely with electrical engineers, systems engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers, and customers to develop safe and reliable electrical power systems for aircraft
  • Conduct Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA)
  • Develop Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Perform System Safety Assessments (SSA), including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Common Cause Analysis (CCA)
  • Analyze the effects of Single Event Upsets (SEUs) and develop mitigations
Position Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and five years related experience are required
  • Possess ability to read and understand schematic diagrams and partition circuitry into functional blocks
  • Familiarity with Windchill/Relex software and 217Plus reliability prediction model preferred
  • Familiarity with overall ARP-4761A System Safety process for Commercial applications and MIL-STD-882e System Safety process for Military applications, or ISO 26262 for Road Vehicle Functional Safety preferred


  • Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.
  • Astronics AES is considered a federal sub-contractor and if Executive Order 14042 is reinstated, proof of full vaccination may be required as a condition of employment, subject to medical and religious accommodations.
  • 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.


Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call: 425-881-1700. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Note: only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements N/A  
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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