PDS Tech Inc Stress Engineer in Santa Ana, California

What you’ll do

Research, develop, analyze, design, and test company products or processes using engineering and scientific principles to implement engineering solutions to meet organizational objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze and verify product or process design and product performance to customer requirements.

  • Responsible for ensuring product (including parts, assemblies or tools) are consistent with company and customer quality standards.

  • Research and develop material and processes that support the translation from abstract concepts to functional products.

  • Apply knowledge of engineering and scientific methods and tools to define and characterize behavior of products and processes.

  • Integrate technical, cost, value and safety considerations into the product definition to comply with customer, regulatory and company requirements. Document results in drawings, data sets, reports, specifications and supporting data.

  • Interface with other members of project or program team, management and manufacturing staff to facilitate the implementation of manufacturing process improvement initiatives

  • Develop engineering solutions to a wide range of complex technical problems, requiring ingenuity and innovation. Exercise broad latitude in determining technical solutions.

  • Interface routinely with customers and suppliers to achieve cost effective, technically sound and functionally superior products.

  • Support, identify or implement Lean initiatives to improve products and processes.

  • Continuously improve product and processes via designs, work instructions, statistical process control and other relevant methods and concepts.

  • Provide technical guidance to less experienced staff; may act in a technical leadership capacity.

  • Review and approve detail design documentation

  • Resolve product design problems in conjunction with technical customer representatives and assist in implementation of resolutions

  • Participate in MRB activities to assure structural adequacy of non-conformances

  • Supports and directs the preparation of accurate and complete engineering assessments for new platform technologies

  • Establishes and maintains valid structural analysis methodology to substantiate component design

  • Interfaces daily with various departments at various technical and management levels. Working within engineering leadership team, to provide timely and quality service to both internal and external customers

  • Prepare, and present technical engineering reviews to both external and internal customers

  • Makes presentations at a senior level internally and externally demonstrating ability to clearly communicate to the audience

  • Applies knowledge and skills to range of activities, acts as a source of technical expertise to others

About you

Required Qualifications

  • Requires a 4-year degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering, or equivalent.

  • 8+ years' experience as a Structural Analyst and/or Stress Engineer required

  • 4+ years of classical analysis methods for static and fatigue analysis required

  • Highly experienced in MSC Patran/Nastran preferred

  • Component design and analytical problem solving experience in an engineering environment.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to independently do work of a creative nature

  • Capable of taking a strategic view

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, leadership, organizational, negotiation and communication skills

  • Must display a high level of maturity and sound judgment

  • Identifies opportunities to drive business forward

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks, prioritizing as required

  • Capable of interfacing professionally with customers and suppliers at all levels

  • Use of Unigraphics, & Catia V5 for basic design concepts, and review of technical content

  • Experience in design using advanced materials, and fabrication technologies

  • Knowledge in the use of Mechanical Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Previous experience of R&D and Conceptual Design teams

  • Knowledge of General Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

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.