Introduction to Enstrom via email by Randy Sharkey of Sweet Helicopters:
For as difficult as the past has been the future is very bright at Enstrom! We have said it many times before that Chuck is totally committed!!! I can assure you that this is a long term commitment. Nobody wants Enstrom to succeed more than Chuck. It is NOT about the money. It is about putting people back to work where they can provide security for their families and building a product that everyone can be proud of. Once we have accomplished those goals the financial rewards will come in due time.
Chuck is a personal friend of mind. He is the humblest and most giving individual I have ever known. As you get to know Chuck (not Mr Surack) you will realize why Chuck bought The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation.
I’ve asked Chuck’s assistant to select 5 articles that have run in trade magazines, newspapers, or TV interviews that describe Chuck’s philosophy regarding his businesses. You will find one common denominator – his commitment to his employees. Even during the hardest of recessions or the depths of the pandemic, NOBODY was furloughed.
The purpose of this email is simple – Chuck is committed to the success of Enstrom and failure is NOT AN OPTION. Let’s go find people who want to be part of the greatest comeback that anyone has ever seen in the helicopter industry!!
This person will work in the Engineering department Design Group performing avionics integration, electrical and electronic design and integration, and installation design for electrical components and systems for the aircraft. He/she will be responsible for coordinating efforts on electrical design projects as well as supporting vendor projects, various certification programs, and current production. Candidate will report to the Design Manager and work with the other Engineering groups. He/she will be encouraged to apply for FAA Systems DER if they do not already have the qualification.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Avionics/Electrical Integration:
Investigate Sales and Marketing requests for avionics installations and integrations. Coordinate and integrate avionics installations and other electrical installations according to the Customer Sales Build Order. These changes must be coordinated through the Engineering system for proper release to the FAA, as required. The integration may include working with other engineering departments to generate the necessary Type Design information, including technical manuals (e.g.: electrical/avionics material within the maintenance manuals and flight manuals).
Make minor changes (including E.O.’s or drawing revisions, if necessary) as required to correct design issues raised by vendors, Production, Test, or the Production Liaisons. These changes must be coordinated through the Engineering system for proper release to the FAA, as required. Coordinate and support the certification efforts of major changes through the Engineering system for proper release to the FAA, as required.
Design components, systems, and subsystems for the helicopter. This includes electrical design and electro-mechanical design and installation of the components and systems. The electrical/avionics engineer may be expected to create all of his/her own drawings and participate in drawing check/review; or coordinate such activities with the electrical draftsman when available.
Research and incorporate DCR’s (Drawing Change Requests) as appropriate. These changes must be coordinated through the Engineering system for proper release to the FAA, as required.
- Engineering Liaison Support
Research of electrically-related production issues (including purchased items) or field related service issues, as required. Investigate issues, develop solutions, and determine impacts on short-term and long-term production and field support needs. Incorporate changes into designs when needed. Work with vendors on purchased items to resolve similar issues.
Conduct, review, and support FAA submittals of Electrical Load Analyses, Functional Hazard Assessments, and System Safety Assessments. Review and assess impact of vendor supplied software documentation. Prepare customer-specific optional schematics and Electrical Load Analyses; supplied with each aircraft.