United Technologies Corporation Structural Certification Engineer in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Structural Certification Engineer in our Seating New Equipment business located in Winston-Salem, NC.


Reporting to the Certification Manager, the Structural Certification Engineer will be responsible for the research, planning, and execution of the FAA certification process for commercial aircraft seats and seating components.


  • Performs standard engineering assignments usually representing a significant portion of a larger project. Selects engineering techniques to solve problems and make design decisions.

  • Represents the Certification and Structures team in design reviews.

  • Compiles FAA certification documentation for submission to commercial aircraft OEM's and regulatory agencies.

  • Reviews and approves design changes from a certification perspective.

  • Supports design optimization tasks (e.g. weight reduction).

  • Leads test activities such as Dynamic/16g Crash, Static, and Flammability.

  • Administrates certification efforts.

  • Performs material selection and material specification correlation.

  • Participates as a team member in a specific phase of a broad engineering project.

  • Directs preparation of appropriate documentation for assigned projects.

  • Provides technical leadership to a small group of temporarily assigned engineers and technicians.

  • Ensures successful completion of the assigned project phase within the budgeted time and cost constraints.

  • Participates in defining of engineering approaches and in planning/scheduling work.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from a four-year college or university.

  • Minimum of three (3) years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Must be able to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization and with external clients.

  • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.


  • Ability to perform classical stress analysis.

  • Familiarity with strengths of standard aviation materials.

  • Prior working experience in the aerospace industry, specifically with aircraft interiors.

  • Prior experience reviewing and approving drawings.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to prepare and give presentations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively with team members and cross functional teams.

  • Ability to work proficiently in Microsoft Office Suite applications and engineering related software programs.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.