Collins Aerospace is looking for an ODA Administrator (Organization Designation Authorization) to lead the ODA Unit and coordinate with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) officials. You will be supporting the ODA Lead Administrator to ensure that the ODA Unit is working per FAA requirements, this

ODA Administrator (onsite)

Collins Aerospace • 
Chula Vista, California, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Collins Aerospace is looking for an ODA Administrator (Organization Designation Authorization) to lead the ODA Unit and coordinate with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) officials. You will be supporting the ODA Lead Administrator to ensure that the ODA Unit is working per FAA requirements, this includes providing training, maintaining procedures, providing guidance to ODA UM (Unit Members) and other organizational teams, conducting audits, and addressing FAA inquiries as required. In addition, you will have the opportunity to interact with several levels of Aerostructures leadership and FAA authorities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure the company complies to FAA requirements
  • Support the ODA Lead Administrator with the management of the ODA Unit
  • Act on behalf of the ODA Lead Administrator when necessary
  • Perform oversight of ODA UM functions
  • Provide guidance to ODA UMs and other organizational teams
  • Revise and maintain the ODA Procedures Manual, and other procedural documents
  • Create and deliver ODA Training
  • Develop ODA Self-Audit Checklists and performing ODA Self-Audits
  • Create and maintain metrics and visuals

Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor\u2019s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required
  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • 5 years FAA experience with Technical Airworthiness Responsibilities.
  • Experience managing one or more technical disciplines including leading teams
  • Experience with FAA regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the ODA function codes (13063M, 13064M, 13080M, 13090M)
  • Experience with Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) ODA
  • FAA appointment required by completing 1) FAA Initial/Recurrent Training, 2) FAA ODA Applicant Training Part I and Part II, and 3) ODA seminar every 2 calendar years
  • Able to communicate and make presentations to various levels of leadership within the organization and the FAA.
  • Able to travel up to 15% domestically and internationally when circumstances permit

Preferred Qualifications

  • ODA Administrator experience.
  • FAA Manufacturing Inspection Designee experience.
  • Experience in direct working relationship with the FAA in connection with the issuance of domestic and export airworthiness approvals and type certification conformity inspection.
  • AS9100 Auditor Training and Quality System audit experience.
  • Working knowledge of Aerostructures Quality System, SAP, Teamcenter, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Project and Excel.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers\u2019 toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Collins Aerospace\u2019s Aerostructures business is a world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and support of nacelles -- the aerodynamic structures which house aircraft engines. Our nacelle technologies improve fuel efficiency, reduce engine noise and supply critical stopping power when an airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world\u2019s newest and most game-changing commercial, regional and business jet platforms. And we\u2019re not stopping there: we\u2019re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite and elastomeric structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we\u2019re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
  • Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources
  • Autism Benefit
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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