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PDS Tech Inc Design for Reliability Engineer in San Carlos, California

PDS Tech Commercial, Inc is currently looking for a Reliability Engineers for our Aircraft client in Northern California.

Job Type: CONTRACT (12 months+)

Location: San Carlos. CA

Pay Rate: $60 + DOE


  • Drive Design-FMEA efforts by working with various functional teams (including Design Engineers, Systems Engineers, System Safety Engineers, and Test Engineers).

  • Assist with defining reliability requirements (MTBF, MTBR, MTTR, Mission Reliability), allocating these to equipment level targets, and tracking the up to date metrics for our aircraft.

  • Create a methodology for establishing reliability assessments at environmental control systems (ECS) and electrical propulsion systems.

  • Perform Reliability Assessment on cooling pump/fan, motor, refrigeration, air distribution or other chosen equipment(s) and improve reliability using Physics of Failure-based simulation methods and correlate with simulation results.

  • Perform NPRD/MIL 217 based failure rate estimation to support the assessment of failure probabilities on said airborne hardware.

  • Take ownership of ECS or other system reliability prediction and ensure there is clarity around how inherent aircraft safety- & reliability- can be maintained.

  • Support the implementation of centralized closed-loop FRACAS system for testing and service performance.

  • Work with Maintenance engineering/operations, Designers, and other stakeholders to create maintenance plans which will help us meet our inherent safety requirements


  • B. S . in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline with 6+ years of work experience in a relevant industry performing DfR activities .

  • Experience with known methods and standards for reliability and durability testing.

  • Hands-on experience with Reliability Software tools (examples, ReliaSoft, Quanterion, Ansys, Sherlock, etc...)

  • Strong communication and collaborative skills. Imparting influence with people- and technical skills will be a key trait for success in this role.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a strong analytical background and high attention to detail.

  • Prior experience performing DfR activities for energetic storage systems and propulsion technology .

Pay Details: $55.00 to $65.00 per hour

Benefit offerings available for our associates include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, EAP program, commuter benefits and a 401K plan. Our benefit offerings provide employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. In addition, our associates may be eligible for paid leave including Paid Sick Leave or any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law, as well as Holiday pay where applicable.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.