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PDS Tech Inc Audio CapEx Engineering Project Manager in Cupertino, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an Audio CapEx Engineering Project Manager in Cupertino, CA.


  • The Audio NP CapEX EMP is responsible for coordinating equipment requirements between Engineering and Original Equipment Manufacturer. They will work with new product and product ops teams to support the impact of cycle time changes and be responsible for adjusting forecasts accordingly. The PM will verify equipment demands from OEM and coordinate with appropriate business and procurement teams to ensure support from equipment vendors regarding setup, installation, repairs, and maintenance.

  • The PM creates overall project budget; compiling budget requests from OEM nd Quality Teams and generate capitalization plan based on project schedules. PM also tracks expenditures by project. An Audio CapEX PM is responsible for coordinating with cross functional partners, to ensure program equipment needs are met. Program managers are confident leaders capable of working with multi-functional teams to identify risks, solutions, reach consensus and execute mitigations quickly. This requires an in-depth understanding of development and manufacturing process.

  • The PM must respond quickly to changes to the overall goals, schedule, and/or architecture. EMPs must be fearless leaders capable of working with cross functional teams to identify risks, explore solutions, reach consensus, and execute mitigations as quickly and efficiently as possible. As this requires an in-depth understanding of development and manufacturing processes.

The role includes the following main duties:

  • Drive day to day activities to meet the overall program objectives focusing on escalations, communication and process alignment during engineering design and validation cycles for new programs as well as during production ramp.

  • This role will also support and lead the overall guardianship of capital equipment deployed on site.

  • Lead cross functional communication between internal teams and contract manufacturer organization.

  • Facilitate good communication and collaboration across engineering functions, operations, and vendors

  • Create and maintain project CapEx needs.

  • Offer multiple levels of status updates across a wide spectrum of individual projects to executive management.

  • Drive CM teams to maintain high traceability and usability of assets.

  • Drive CM teams to execute efficiency in equipment repair process to minimize downtime, spares, and repair TAT.

  • Drive Cm team to ensure on site vendor support is adequate to support production.

  • Review capital equipment consumable spend by CM and collaborate with GSM to minimize waste

  • Drive CM team to ensure logistics and custom clearance to ensure equipment in house is on schedule

  • Work with new product teams to support product development activities

  • Verify demands and lead the business team to ensure equipment is tracked to delivery

  • Build overall project budget, compile budget requests, and generate capitalization plan based on project schedules

  • Drive quote procurement and PRs for program CapEx needs

  • Respond quickly to changes to the overall goals, schedule, and/or architecture


  • Working knowledge of finance

  • Impeccable organizational, multi-tasking, and management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written


  • BS/BA degree in business or technical field

  • MBA a plus

Additional skills:

  • Experience in manufacturing or test engineering is preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.