Composites Repair Liaison Engineer

FACC Solutions, Inc. - Wichita, KS

Full-time

FACC Solutions, Inc. (FSI) provides repair, maintenance and overhaul of composite structures within the aircraft industry. The Liaison Engineer Coordinates activities to evaluate and resolve engineering-related production problems and to develop and coordinate implementation of individual repairs as necessary on a composite structure modification and repair production line.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop repair instructions for solid laminate and honeycomb core/laminate skin construction carbon fiber assemblies being processed in the repair station.
  • Report unresolved engineering problems, issues, delays, etc. to the Quality Manager
  • Communicate repair and engineering information to management and shop personnel in a clear, and concise manner (i.e. minimum of time spent, resulting in minimal errors)
  • Report daily to the Quality Manager the status of in-work engineering dispositions, and report unresolved problems, delays, etc.
  • Evaluate repair histories across historical data and make recommendations for new standard repairs to be added to manuals.
  • Work with the floor personnel and the Quality Inspectors to write clear and complete damage descriptions.
  • Confers with quality control, material, manufacturing, and other department personnel to provide technical support.
  • Interpret engineering drawings and facilitate correction of errors on drawings and documents identified during the modification and repair process of components in work in the repair station.
  • Ability to develop, author, implement and integrate technical instructions across various documents and manuals.
  • Investigate reports of defective, damaged, or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment, or systems to determine nature and scope of problem.
  • Examine, measure, inspect, or test defective parts for conformance to engineering design drawings or blueprint specifications, using precision measuring and testing instruments, devices, and equipment.
  • Consult with design engineers, stress engineers, and FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) to obtain specialized information and Major Repair approvals as needed.
  • Evaluate findings to formulate corrective action plans and coordinate implementation of plans.
  • Investigate and assist in resolving tooling problems.
  • Assist the Quality Manager in determining the appropriate action(s) to be taken when quality deficiencies are discovered or reported.
  • Act as a focal point for engineering issues for internal departments, outside vendors, and customers (as appropriate).
  • Continually improve company procedures and manuals (RSM, QCM, and Forms.)
  • Assure a backup is trained, capable of completed the above outlined task as required.
  • Must be punctual, dependable, and adaptable to constantly changing work priorities.
  • Other Duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, act decisively, and to demonstrate innovation and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to evaluate and provide immediate resolution to minor discrepancies on composite structural components.
  • Must have strong working experience repairing or modifying advanced composite aircraft structures.
  • Must have experience in reading engineering drawings, understanding general aircraft terminology, knowledge of standard airframe composite repair practices, and knowledge of engineering drawing processes, procedures, and design specifications.
  • Experience with aerospace production planning and shop manufacturing standard practices required.
  • Strong English communication skills, both oral and written.
  • German language skills a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to be professional at all times in both shop and office environments. Ability to take initiative as problems or opportunities arise.
  • Ability to solve problems and think strategically.
  • Must be able to function as part of a Team.
  • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of Advanced Composite Repair or manufacturing Liaison Engineering experience required. FAA Part 145 MRO/Repair Station or FAA Part 121 airline experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college in either Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.
  • CATIA experience STRONGLY PREFERRED.
  • Knowledge and understanding of FAR’s and regulatory compliance processes preferred.
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant license preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

Work environment: The Liaison Engineer performs work in a production environment and may regularly be exposed to dust and heat. Occasional exposure to loud noise (e.g., drilling) and fumes or airborne particles should be expected. Minimal exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals is present. Personal protective equipment may be required.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • CATIA: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Advanced Composite Repair or Mfg. Liaison Engineering: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

License:

  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location