As an international brand company with German roots, we at RECARO pursue the vision of improving the performance of people in motion like no other. In keeping with our tradition, Safety, Quality, and Ingenious Design are at the core of all that we do. This allows us to exceed the expectations of our customers every day and make performance something you can feel: Feel Performance.

In addition to RECARO Holding and RECARO Child Safety, our corporate group also includes RECARO Aircraft Seating headquartered in Schwäbisch Hall. We develop, produce, and market innovative seats for economy and business class, which meet the highest standards when it comes to comfort, lightweight construction, and design. As an internationally renowned brand, we are one of the world’s three largest suppliers of aircraft seats with our premium products. To enhance our team, we are looking to fill the following position at our site in Fort Worth at the earliest possible date:

Certification Engineer II

Posted: 11/24/2021 - 12/13/2021


Position Title:  Certification Engineer II

Position Location:  2275 Eagle Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177                                             

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Summary of Duties: Responsible for working with internal program teams, installers, suppliers, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and designees to research and plan certification programs in order to produce mechanically functioning equipment meeting airlines’ and regulatory agencies’ standards and requirements.  Analyze the mechanical design and requirements for aircraft seating under lead technical supervision.  Perform engineering duties in the plan and design of mechanically functioning aircraft seating in order to verify that this complicated piece of equipment meets airlines’ and regulatory agencies’ standards and requirements.  Develop product verification processes to produce equipment meeting internal and external regulatory requirements. Perform product certification tasks under the supervision of lead engineer in developing certification basis and certification plans.  Analyze test data to determine whether products have met requirements and standards from the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and others. Coordinate verification activities with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and installers for successful product certification.  Research, evaluate, and maintain mechanical aircraft seating products, equipment, systems or processes to meet regulatory requirements.  Confer with engineers or other personnel to evaluate seating product designs and provide technical information in order to perform product verification. Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of product certification, including selection of test methods and operation of aircraft seating designs in order to ensure that products meet internal and external regulatory requirements.  Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and recommend remedial actions.


Qualifications: Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or closely related Engineering field or foreign equivalent.

Experience:  2 years of professional aircraft interior testing and certification experience.  Experience must include thorough knowledge of FAA regulations and the following computer skills:  AutoCAD, Pro-E, CATIA V5, and MathCad.

Travel:  20% domestic travel required.

You will be a perfect fit for our team if you are enthusiastic about innovative products, enjoy setting ambitious goals, love taking on responsibility, are motivated by an environment of appreciative, trusting collaboration, and have a strong creative drive. In return, we promise to give you the freedom to develop your potential with individual development opportunities and will provide you with the necessary competencies to increase your personal responsibility so that you can face the future together with RECARO.

Our recruiting team looks forward to receiving your application. Your personal information will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.