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Human Factors Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Placentia
Posted on: September 22, 2022

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 Human Factors Engineer (Aviation) is responsible for applying human factors principles and methods for user research, design, and evaluation during all phases of the product development process. The Engineer collaborates closely with other engineering subject areas and will liaise closely with the Strategy Team to ensure superior user experiences derived from quantitatively founded design of physical systems and user interfaces using best human factors engineering and/or human factors psychology practices. What you can do:

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to the Engineering team and/or cross-disciplinary research & development team working on the development & certification of autonomous, passenger carrying, eVTOL aircraft
  • Support different engineering teams in all Human Factors topics through technical direction, expertise, and problem-solving methods.
  • Define and document requirements, concept and product designs and development activities including user interface guidelines, user interface reviews, and training on common pilot interfaces
  • Support Simplified Vehicle Operations focused cockpit design from initial concept through simulation, integration, verification and certification phases
  • Application of different quantitative evaluation methods for human-machine systems; design of dynamic simulations for human reliability analysis; and generation and validation of models of human perception, cognition, learning, communication, and decision making
  • Mentor engineers in all aspects of Human Factors Engineering industry best practices, as well as Company core values, to promote development of elite talent
  • Support new business initiatives though trade studies, concept development, proposal responses, and customer presentations
  • Facilitate the advancement of product development processes by providing technical support, developing tools and methods, and facilitating learning and continuity across teams What you can contribute:
    • B.S in the areas of Engineering or Human Factors
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a human factors engineer (an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered)
    • Experience in systems aerospace safety and reliability domains and certification
    • Experience with integrated cockpits engineering and simulations for commercial vertical lift and general aviation fixed wing aircraft
    • Experience with FAA or EASA certification projects
    • Additional academic training in behavioral sciences, psychology, anthropology, sociology, sociology, or anthropology
    • Experience working with government regulatory agencies
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
    • Firm understanding of one or more human factors standards used in regulated industries (SAE ARP 4033, MIL-STD-1472, MIL-HDBK-759, NASA STD-3000, IEC 62366-1, IEAE SSG-51)
    • Solid understanding of aviation industry and avionics
    • Critical thinker, adept at relationship building and leading through influence You may also be able to contribute:
      • Advanced degree desired
      • Private, Instrument or Commercial Pilot s license (fixed- or rotary wing aircraft) preferred
      • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) preferred
      • Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles a plusAny 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, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided 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, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: Supernal, Placentia , Human Factors Engineer, Engineering , Placentia, California

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