Aviation Safety Inspector (Manufacturing)


Posted on May 22, 2020

Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation

Orlando, FL

Serves as a Principal Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) and performs certificate management and continued operational safety duties at aerospace organizations.

The ASI determines conformity of prototype products utilizing the manufacturer’s quality procedures, experience, inspection personnel, equipment and facilities.

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements to receive consideration:General Requirements:Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years;Valid State driver's license;Fluency in the English language;No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; andHigh school diploma or equivalent.Medical Requirements:Aviation Safety Inspector positions have job-related medical requirements.

When applicable, applicants must meet job-related medical requirements which will be assessed and validated during the pre-employment process.Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector position in a safe and efficient manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The minimum medical requirements include the following requirements:Have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted) without strain;Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted);Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others or that would interfere with their ability to fly as passengers in a variety of aircraft.In addition, applicants for positions that require participation in the operation of the aircraft must:Possess a valid second – class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations; andPass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.Applicants not requiring valid second-class medical certificates who are tentatively selected will be required to:Provide documentation from a board-certified physician certifying that they meet the minimal medical requirements; orIndividuals who do not meet the minimum medical requirements but who are otherwise qualified will receive an individualized assessment to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position.When the predominant work involves manufacturing, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:A.

Experience in the area of quality systems, methods, and techniques in the manufacture of products and/or articles that demonstrates the ability to determine whether aircraft and related products meet the approved design criteria, or the design criteria on which approval is being sought and is in condition for safe operations; orB.

Experience involving either the actual issuance of airworthiness certificates or having responsibility for managing programs leading to the issuance of original airworthiness certificates or original export airworthiness approvals for products and/or articles; orC.

Experience involving a combination of paragraph A and paragraph B above.Acceptable specialized experience for paragraph A includes actual experience in a majority of the following areas:First article, in process and final assembly inspection;Quality assurance provisions of special processes (e.g.

heat treating, brazing, welding, carburizing, plating, CAD-CAM, robotics, software quality control, etc.,)Destructive and non-destructive inspection;Manufacturing processes;Airworthiness assurance;Developing and implementing quality systems and procedures;Testing procedures; andUse of improved design data.The experience in paragraph A or B is typically acquired in such positions as:Quality engineer;Quality systems supervisor/manager;Quality systems auditor;Service representative with technical quality experience;FAA designee such as a designated manufacturing inspection representative (DMIR); orDesignated airworthiness representative (DAR) authorized to perform manufacturing inspection functions on behalf of the FAA; orUnit member of an Organization Designation Authorization (ODA).Specialized Experience: In addition to the requirements listed above, all candidates must demonstrate one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal government.

Specialized experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or directly related to work of the position to be filled.

To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.To qualify for this position at the FG/GS-12 level -To qualify for this position at the FG/GS-12 level - All candidates must demonstrate one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (FG/GS-11) in the Federal government.

Examples of specialized experience may include: Specialized experience is defined as knowledge and experience of quality assurance systems as it relates to Aerospace Manufacturing environment in the areas of assembly, test and final inspection, and airworthiness determination as evidenced by practical experience working in this environment.

Specialized experience may have been acquired as an FAA designee authorized to perform manufacturing inspection functions on behalf of the FAA, such as a Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR), a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), or unit member of an Organization Designation Authorization (ODA).To qualify for this position at the FG/GS-13 level -To qualify for this position at the FG/GS-13 level - All candidates must demonstrate one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (FG/GS-12) in the Federal government.

Examples of specialized experience may include: specialized experience working at an FAA Production Approval Holder or applicant for a production approval (Production Certificate, Part Manufacturing Approval, Technical Standard Order Authorization) in a quality control/quality assurance position.

Specialized experience is defined as knowledge and experience of quality assurance systems as it relates to Aerospace Manufacturing environment in the areas of assembly, test and final inspection, and airworthiness determination as evidenced by practical experience working in this environment.

Specialized experience may have been acquired as an FAA designee authorized to perform manufacturing inspection functions on behalf of the FAA, such as a Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR), Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), or unit member of an Organization Designation Authorization (ODA).Applicants may include examples of specialized experience in their work history.Qualification requirements MUST be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

How to Apply

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