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(HBJ 8547) Airworthiness SME - Hanscom AFB (MA)

PCI | Hanscom Afb MA 01731 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/18/2019

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(HBJ 8547) Airworthiness SME - Hanscom AFB (MA)

Location:  Bedford, MA

Clearance: Top Secret 


PCI has an exciting opportunity for an Airworthiness SME to provide support to the Survivable Air Operations Center (SAOC) effort, which is within Battle Management Directorate, located at Hanscom AFB, MA.


This person will have expertise in the USAF airworthiness certification process and policy, and experience in defining and implementing an airworthiness strategy for the new E4-B program.



This position will work closely with the AFLCMC/EN certification offices to establish agreed upon methods of compliance, conduct technical assessments and produce required documentation necessary to support the decision of the TAA, AFLCMC/EN-EZ, to award a Military Type Certification (MTC) to the E-4B Recapitalization / Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) SAOC design and test results. They shall, at a minimum:

  • Refine and implement the SAOC airworthiness strategy and plan.
  • Evaluate and assess the EMD contractor’s airworthiness strategy and plan and provide report on how they should be integrated into the SAOC airworthiness approach.
  • Evaluate the EMD contractor Tailored Airworthiness Certification Criteria (TACC) and Modification Airworthiness Certification Criteria (MACC) certification basis, and work with the EMD contractor and cognizant AFLCMC/EN engineers to resolve all issues in order to obtain TAA approval.
  • Actively manage the FAA/USAF seam including interfacing with the FAA Military Certification Office.
  • Participate in FAA and USAF test planning and test execution and review associated documents.
  • Provide technical expertise to obtain Experimental Flight Release Basis (EFRB) certification and compliance approval, and participate in flight test approval activities to obtain Military Flight Releases.
  • Conduct program office oversight responsibilities associated with the Ground and Flight Risk Clause (GFRC).
  • Perform detailed technical review and analysis of all MIL-HDBK-516C compliance artifacts on behalf of the program office (for all sections listed in Section II of this document), provide technical review comments, and work with cognizant AFLCMC/EN engineers and the EMD contractor to resolve all issues. Document compliance assessments on Criteria Verification Forms.
  • Assess residual risk and develop mitigation summary to obtain risk acceptance at the appropriate level.
  • Assess and document final compliance to TACC and MACC and obtain issuance of Military Type Certificates for the SAOC missionized system configuration.
  • Perform configuration audit and provide assessment to the SAOC Program Office to justify issuing Military Certificates of Airworthiness.


  • Review and implement sustainment strategy consistent with SAOC airworthiness plan.
  • Develop and implement program office processes including Operational Safety, Suitability & Effectiveness (OSS&E) and Engineering Disposition that will support the approved airworthiness strategy.
  • Ensure airworthiness of delivered aircraft including responding to Engineering Disposition requests, reviewing planned implementation of Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives, assessing issues with in-service aircraft, and supporting airworthiness approval of reportable and non-reportable modifications.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in DoD systems acquisition and program management principles, policies, and practices.
  • Ability to respect and work with customer country customs, etiquette and business practices
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, providing quality acquisition and program documentation (briefings, documents, plans, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Office products
  • Must have an active US Security Clearance – Top Secret.

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Location Hanscom Afb, MA, 01731, United States
Categories Engineering
Sec Clearances Top Secret (TS)

Location Maptop

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Contact Name DoD Recruiting
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Primary Phone 410-312-0885
Job Code (HBJ 8547)