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Sr. Reliability and Maintainability Engineer CA

Company: Supernal
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Sr. Reliability and Maintenance Engineer plays a key role in the development of eVTOL urban air mobility product & services solutions. This position requires an experienced professional with expertise in the definition and application of processes and procedures in alignment with SAE ARP4754A and SAE 4761, reliability prediction calculations, management, and performance measurement within an agile product development environment. This role works with the engineering verticals and will liaise closely with the Supernal Strategy Team to ensure requirements meet our customer & business case needs.

Supernal provides an inviting open-space workplace designed to foster collaboration, which aligns with one of our core values. This position is required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What you can do:

Support design and development through requirements documentation, redundancy evaluation, and proactive design reliability liaising to ensure compliance against Supernal's design standards
Support and review system block diagrams, interface control documents, and electrical schematics for compliance, redundancy, and accuracy against requirements and concept of operations
Collaborate and support the systems safety team with development of functional hazard assessments (FHAs)
Support Design & Development Engineers as a critical partner to identify risk as early as possible through tools such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Physics of Failure Methodologies, and Analysis + Test Data Reviews, then coordinate mitigation action plans to proactively lead the Design Reliability Efforts
Support the Design Requirements Process and develop, derive and decompose Reliability and Maintainability requirements for aircraft systems and components
Support Development Milestone Reviews such as Drawing Reviews, SRR, PDR, CDR, and support the production hand off process with Quality Engineering
Lead and manage the Qualification & Traceability matrix alongside Requirements and FMEA documentation
Support root cause analysis and corrective action for issues found during R&D and Qualification testing alongside the Development, Quality and Test Engineering Teams
Lead and support FMECA (Failure Mode and Effects Criticality Analysis) evaluations and predictive analyses
Perform predictive reliability analysis to calculate probability of loss of control, loss of asset, and MTBF utilizing requirements, specifications and Bills of Materials (BOMs) with the FMEA and FMECA
Perform Weibull analysis for Reliability Performance Reports
Liaison with Quality Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering to ensure all inspection and acceptance test gates and requirements are in place and documented into a clear process
Host regular metrics reviews to highlight key problem areas for deployed product.
Propose and coordinate corrective actions to closure to improve data performance trends
Partner with PMO organization to execute build plan
Requires up to 10% of domestic and international travel
Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or Aerospace/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering required; Master's or PhD preferred
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Critical Item Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) plans, Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), Maintainability Analysis, and Reliability Program Capability and Maturity assessments in the aerospace industry (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
Experience working on Advanced Hardware Systems and Electrical Systems
Experience setting up the Reliability Engineering initial framework for a product -front end Design Reliability Experience
Working knowledge of ANSI/AIAA S-102 and/or DOD Instruction 3020.45 Mission Assurance standards and MIL-HDBK-217 Reliability Prediction Standard
Proficiency with ARP4761 methods, such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), FMEA/FEMES, Common Cause Analysis Reliability Program Plans (RPP), System Reliability Modeling & Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs)
Experience with Reliability modeling, predictive analysis, and Weibull analysis
Experience with Cameo, Relyence, JIRA software suites
Good understanding of Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) design and implementation Failure Reporting and Corrective Action Reporting (FRACAR) and analysis methods
Reliability Program Capability and Maturity assessments
Support Reliability Testing to validate MTBF/MTBUR and Dispatch Interruption Rates requirements
Technical writing experience developing standards, specifications, user guides, and policies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints

You may also be able to contribute:

Experience or familiarity with MIL-HDBK-217 or DOD RAM Guide preferred
Hands-on experience with Relyence Software preferred
Experience with HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), ESS (Environmental Stress Screening), HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening) preferred
Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles preferred
Experience with FAA or EASA certification projects preferred
Experience working with regulatory agencies preferred
Aircraft, Spacecraft, or UAV Operations experience preferred

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).

Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.

The pay range for this position is:
$166,400-$232,960 USD

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