Airworthiness Engineer

Expiring today

Perikin Enterprises LLC
Dayton, Ohio
Apr 02, 2024
Apr 17, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Perikin Enterprises is seeking a talented Airworthiness Senior Engineer II to join our dynamic SkyRange team. This position is in support of Perikin's mission to provide engineering services; program, project, financial, and information management; and administrative support to Government customers. SkyRange is a program supporting the Test Resource Management Center (TRMC), a DoD Field Activity, in utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to gather flight test data from hypersonic flight test events. The SkyRange team oversee's the development and integration of novel sensors on to manned, unmanned, and optionally manned aircraft to accomplish this task.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing programmatic and technical expertise and leadership to ensure the successful completion of SkyRange Program objectives. The candidate will directly interface and assist SkyRange PMO and TRMC leadership through airworthiness engineering expertise for sensors, sensor integration, and overall aircraft development and modification. The SkyRange program utilizes numerous OEM's for sensor development and primary UAS's are the RQ-4 Global Hawk and MQ-9 Reaper.

This role currently operates entirely on a remote schedule.

  • Apply an understanding of DoD, AF, and common engineering/scientific principles, processes, and procedures to improve performance and sustainability of existing and future AF and joint service weapon systems
  • Have an understanding of applying MIL-HDBK-516C Airworthiness Certification Criteria, to aircraft systems and subsystems
  • Support the System Integrity Programs including Mechanical Systems Integrity Program (MECSIP), assist in maintaining and updating the Critical Safety Item (CSI) list, and monitor airworthiness certification for mission partner aircraft
  • Understand and execute Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 62-6, USAF Airworthiness, associated AFIs and Airworthiness Bulletins through standardized processes and issuance of flight authorizations
  • Assist in translating user requirements into weapons system requirements, which will be used to design, develop, fabricate, test and evaluate weapons systems, subsystems and equipment for eventual fielding and deployment
  • Assist in performing material solution analyses leading up to design reviews
  • Assist in providing support to produce or review products that include the following: technical evaluations/plans; engineering studies, reports, and analyses; and acquisition strategies/plans
  • Assessment (TRA); Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA); and other program/technical documents as required
  • Assist in developing and collecting technical data and inputs for staff summary packages and executive briefings to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approvals
  • Support project team meetings, working groups, and reviews as needed, such as: SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, TCM, TIM, FCA, PCA, PRR, PMR, and other meetings/working groups/reviews as applicable.
  • Assist in analyzing equipment and software deficiencies; make recommendations for equipment and software deficiency corrections; and assist in developing, integrating, and testing equipment and software deficiency solutions
  • Assist the USG in the performance of disciplined engineering activities to assure OSS&E for all products
  • Apply OSS&E and airworthiness processes, as well as assist in providing risk assessments, safety analysis and recommendations, and address high priority safety issues


  • ABET-accredited Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 15 years of functional experience and a minimum of 5 years of DoD experience
  • Must have experience with avionics systems within the aircraft
  • Must have airworthiness knowledge and understanding of applying MIL-HDBK-516C Airworthiness Certification Criteria, particularly with the execution of the AFPD 62-6 (or similar Service guidance)
  • US Citizenship required
  • A security clearance must be obtained and maintained for the duration of the contract Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information


  • Demonstrated leadership and oral/written communication skills.
  • Mastery of Project Management techniques and success in managing multiple, highly complex projects.
  • Experience in supporting the generation of contract documents such as cost estimations and Statements of Work (SOW).
  • Demonstrated record of proactive engineering initiatives.
  • Unwavering attention to detail, exemplary work ethic, and grace under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with coworkers and execute organizations.
  • Mastery of Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Current Secret security clearance or eligibility for Secret clearance.
  • Must be available to work the day shift M-F ( 7:30 am-4:00 pm).
  • May be required to sit for prolonged periods as required by job duties.
  • Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements.
  • Read, hear, speak, and see with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
  • Comprehend and adhere to staff directions and/or safety instructions with no restrictions.
  • Effectively communicate in the Business English language.
  • Carry, lift, or move items up to 10 lbs. as required by job duties.
  • Potential for travel 25%


PERIKIN offers a comprehensive benefits program including:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Health Spending Account
  • Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off and paid holidays
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Program, veteran status, and any other status or characteristic covered by an applicable federal, state, or local EEO law.


PERIKIN Enterprises, LLC (subsidiaries and affiliates) is an equal employment opportunity ("EEO") employer. All hiring and employment decisions are made without a person's race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and any other status or characteristic covered by an applicable federal, state, or local EEO law.

PERIKIN is a proven and established international professional services, advanced engineering, and construction firm with over 130 professionals helping the nation achieve its national defense objectives. We operate primarily in federal markets working with nuclear and radiological materials smuggling of Engineers' district offices and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration, among others. We are headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, with offices in Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC, Ohio, and Mexico. At PERIKIN, we believe teamwork is the key to success, so we are committed to supporting each other in work and life. We work vigorously to ensure we provide our team members with the necessary resources, compensation, training, education, development, and benefits to prosper.