Standards Engineer, National Aerospace Standards (NAS) Program
Aerospace Industries Association
Location: Arlington, VA, USA, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 2 Year Degree
The Standards Engineer supports AIA’s National Aerospace Standards program and the responsible committees that develop those standards. A significant portion of the NAS library is maintained by the National Aerospace Standards Committee (NASC) and contains industry part standards and process specifications for components and fasteners that are used in commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft, shipbuilding, and heavy machinery.
This position primarily provides engineering support to the NASC to maintain the NAS collection through a mandatory 5-year review process, in close coordination with the Director, Standards. The process includes reviewing 1200 active standards over a 5-year period and assisting the committee to reaffirm, revise, stabilize, or withdraw each standard.
The Standards Engineer is also responsible for managing and responding to technical questions on the NAS standards, maintaining a proposed change log for each standard, providing technical support to the NASC steering group, and providing guidance to AIA staff liaisons and other standards developing committees.
This position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President, Standards.
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Typical Duties include but are not limited to:
Reviewing approximately 20-25 standards each month using a set of criteria for the 5-year review, making a recommendation on each standard to reaffirm, revise, stabilize, or cancel, preparing each standard for committee vote, and addressing comments received on the standard during voting.
Maintaining and updating project information in AIA’s Standards Management Portal (SharePoint environment) and tracking databases; responding to comments within AIA’s Higher Logic Workspace.
Supporting standards project sponsors on comment resolution and technical recommendations.
Providing guidance to internal and external stakeholders regarding the AIA standards development process and supporting the standards team in growth opportunities for the program.
Fielding standards related technical inquiries to AIA in a timely way.
Support of the National Aerospace Standards Program Activities as follows:
Attend and support the NASC meetings 2 times per year.
Report periodically on the status and health of the NASC 5 Year Review Process
Support NASC Steering Committee by conducting engineering research and preparing responses to inquiries from industry in consultation with Steering Committee.
Assist Director, Standards on a monthly basis in review of standards before final publication.
Qualifications and Experience:
A minimum of 2 years experience working as an engineer or standards experience required; additional experience preferred
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The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), founded in 1919, only a few years after the birth of flight, is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the U.S. aerospace and defense industry on Capitol Hill, within the administration and internationally. As the voice of American aerospace and defense, AIA’s strong advocacy is essential to protecting the interests of our nation and our industry.
Based in Arlington, Va., AIA is led by a Board of Governors that meets twice a year and consists of senior representatives of member companies at the c-suite level, and an Executive Committee that meets more frequently. A hallmark of AIA is that it receives its policy guidance from the direct involvement of CEO-level officers of companies of all sizes across all levels of our industry. The government frequently seeks advice from AIA on issues, and AIA provides a forum for government and industry representatives to exchange views and resolve problems on non-competitive matters related to aerospace and defense.
Today, more than 340 major aerospace and defense companies and their suppliers are members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufactu...ring segment of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry including commercial aviation and avionics, manned and unmanned defense systems, and space technologies and satellite communications.
Working together through our councils and committees, AIA is at the forefront of critical issues, such as advocating for robust federal budgets for aerospace and defense, a strong U.S. industrial base, defense modernization, and an efficient acquisition system. In addition, accelerating deployment of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NexGen) technologies and equipment, promoting the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), modernizing export controls, and obtaining additional resources for research and development and space exploration are important priorities. We are a leader in developing and publishing national aerospace standards that are used in aerospace design and manufacturing across the globe. And we coordinate and lead a full spectrum of efforts across the local, state and federal levels to address workforce recruitment and retention. Read more about AIA’s strategic plan and priorities here.
The aerospace and defense industry supports our national security and drives our nation’s economy. It fuels innovation, creates competition, and employs millions of Americans. We are proud to represent our members and our nation.
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