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Structural Design Engineering Consultant

PDS Tech is seeking a Structural Design Engineering Consultant for an open position in Savannah, GA.
In you role you will:

Assists with the planning, coordination, performance of design, analysis and liaison engineering supporting the development and production of products and services 

The Structural Design group is responsible for providing an optimum design solution satisfying requirements for maximum inherent safety, performance in terms of weight and durability, and minimum cost of production and ownership. The group is involved with the current fleet and new product development. This job is for placement in the New Product Development team.

Essential Functions:
  1. Contributes to planning, developing and coordinating of important engineering projects
  2. Provides specialized technical assistance to team members
  3. Uses advanced techniques and modified extension of theories to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems
  4. Determines and develops own approach to solutions within schedule and cost objectives
  5. Works under limited supervision; work should only be required to be reviewed for accuracy and consistency with meeting overall objectives
  6. Acts as liaison with representatives outside of the assigned group/area

Additional Functions:

  • Actively works to improve daily processes and ensures all work meets customer requirements
  • Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the field of specialty and/or other related aircraft fields in order to recommend innovations to improve quality and effectiveness of company product
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Other Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in engineering related field preferred
  • The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree in engineering, a related curriculum, or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. See Other Requirements in Job Description. 5 yrs in the specific technical discipline or 10 yrs broad engineering experience in several technical disciplines with Bachelors, or 3 yrs in the specific technical discipline with Masters, or 1 yr in the specific technical discipline with PhD.

Unique Skill:

Qualified candidates will have:
  • - Thorough understanding of structures design criteria including design loads and durability (fatigue and corrosion)
  • - Solid understanding of design and manufacturing processes involved for both metallic and composite parts with a focus on design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)
  • - Solid understanding of 3D Model Based Definition (3D MBD), and the application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for details and assemblies
  • - Minimum 10,000 hours or 5 years experience on CATIA v5 in primary Structural Design
  • - Proficiency in CATIA v5 workbenches: part design (machined parts), sheet metal, Composite Part Design (CPD), FT&A, Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) tools including use of parameters, design tables, and Visual Basic macros
  • - Proficiency in SmarTeam PLM database
  • - Prior work experience with aircraft design
  • - Experience with knowledge management processes

Responsibilities include:

  • - Maintain structural definition of the aircraft by producing the form, fit, and function documentation
  • - Engage various engineering, manufacturing and product support teams to complete designs
  • - Participate in design reviews
  • - Prepare engineering reports and presentations
  • - Document, track and manage design projects of various magnitude using online knowledge bases and tracking tools
  • - Provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior engineers when required

POC: Clyde (813) 426-9917 or

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. 
Job Number: 1610055739
Job Location: Savannah, GA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 12/11/2017
Attention: Clyde Callwood
Address: 3922 COCONUT PALM DR STE 100
City, State: TAMPA, FL 33601
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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