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PDS Tech Inc Manufacturing Engineer - Secret in Hazelwood, Missouri

PDS Tech is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer with composites manufacturing experience for a position in St. Louis, MO

  • Military/Defense experience preferred

  • ​Must have ACTIVE DOD SECRET CLEARANCE to be considered

Direct support of the manufacturing process with technical and leadership responsibility for tooling, part fabrication, assembly and delivery. Provide "state of the art" processing technology as it applies to both materials and techniques for tooling, part fabrication and assembly.

Multiple positions available in Production/Manufacturing, Metals Planning, Composites, Composite Planning, and Composite Shop Floor Support.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers.

  • Provide technical leadership to Production Engineers.

  • Responsible for ensuring parts, assemblies, and tools meet industry standards and customer requirements.

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production. Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality.

  • Utilize root cause analysis and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.

  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.

  • Accountable for product development, new product quotes, tool fabrication quotes, first article development, configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, build process definition, and implementation.

  • Responsible for disposition and follow up on nonconforming materials, detail parts or assemblies as an Engineering member of Material Review Board.

  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production. Responsible to validate the tooling functionality and or part conformity, and production part quality in timely manner to support the customer delivery schedule.

Must have ACTIVE DOD SECRET CLEARANCE to be considered


  • B.S. degree in engineering or related discipline preferred and/or a combination of eleven to fourteen years of education and relevant experience in lieu of degree. Masters degree in engineering, engineering management, industrial management or business preferred.

Experience and Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years of engineering experience with a minimum of four years of manufacturing support experience.

  • Composite fabrication and assembly experience preferred.

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of multiple engineering applications and manufacturing procedures.

  • Possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Has expertise in relevant technology and independently applies known principles and practices.

Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to spend long hours sitting at a work stations and using office equipment.

  • Frequently required to spend long hours walking and standing on the production floor

  • May be required to walk or stand for brief periods

  • May be required to use stairs when elevator is not available

  • Must occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move up to 25 pounds of office supplies and materials

  • May be required to reach with arms and hands and to stoop, kneel or crouch

PDS Tech is a premier supplier of highly skilled technical personnel to the aerospace and defense industries. These are long term assignments in the St. Louis, MO area. Client is accepting resumes now for review. Please connect with us now for immediate consideration. Apply to this posting, or contact Gus Sanchez at 314-264-3135 or gsanchez@pdstech.com for more information.

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.