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PDS Tech Inc Mechanical Engineer (Elevator Industry) in Florence, South Carolina

PDS Tech is seeking a Mechanical Engineer for an open position in Florence SC

This position will provide product support for a variety of elevator components and mechanical systems. The position will play a crucial role in maintaining product integrity, evaluating opportunities, and integrating new component designs into existing systems, while working to meet agreed upon cost and schedule commitments.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Product life cycle maintenance,

  • Cost reduction projects, and

  • Product improvements.

  • Analyzing, designing, and modifying elevator components and complete elevator systems.

The candidate should be able to:

  • Interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, mechanical assembly drawings, and sometimes building plans in order to analyze complex problems and identify root cause issues and develop innovative solutions.

  • Work across engineering disciplines with electrical engineers, software engineers, and test engineers

The candidate must be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and be able to collaborate effectively working on cross-functional teams in order to work closely with manufacturing operations, supply management, contract logistics, finance, and field support to ensure designs are compatible with requirements from across the organization.

  • Established and productive professional contributor with theoretical to advanced knowledge of work area.

  • Assignments may difficult or complex.

  • Influences others within the work area through explanation of facts, policies and

  • Works to achieve day-to-day objectives with moderate impact on work area.

  • Works autonomously with limited supervision on larger, moderately complex projects / assignments.

  • Sets objectives for own area of responsibility to meet the objectives or goals of projects and assignments.

  • Problems and issues faced are general, and may require understanding of broader set of issues.

  • Problems may span a range of issues or work areas and are typically solved through exercise of discretion and / or judgment, drawing from prior experiences, with analysis of the issue.

  • Responsible for making minor changes or enhancements in systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of work area.

  • Communicates with parties within and outside of own team.

  • Explains policies, practices and procedures of the work area to others within the organization, influencing decision-makers with recommended courses of action.


MS degree with 2+ years’ experience

BS degree with 3+ years’ experience

Preferred Skills

  • Sound mechanical engineering background (mechanical and system modeling and design, component modeling and design)

  • Creo / Pro Engineer

  • Mechanical structural analysis with Ansys or other FEA Software

  • Design documentation with Mathcad

  • Strong communications and leadership ability

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

  • Hands-on testing or manufacturing experience preferred but not required

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.