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PDS Tech Inc Propulsion Engineer 4 in Seal Beach, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Propulsion Engineer in Seal Beach, CA.


  • This position will enable you to support all in-service models, ranging from airplanes delivered 30 years ago to airplanes delivered today. You will also be able to combine the deep expertise and resources of the entire Boeing enterprise with the flexibility and fast pace of a smaller company setting.

  • You will have opportunities to collaborate with people from all over the world to create and deliver innovative solutions to complex technical problems.

  • The nacelle repair team supports Service Requests, development of Structural Repair Manuals, and predictive/proactive projects for all in-service Boeing-owned Nacelle Structures.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Respond to customer technical service requests.

  • Evaluate service requests and reports for potential safety issues.

  • Learn and advocate for the needs of our airline customers and their operations.

  • Supports customer service requests with development of technical dispositions, instructions, and designs for damage allowance/treatment and deviations to nacelle structures design and repairs (Inlets, Fan Cowls, Thrust Reverser/Core Cowls, and Exhausts).

  • Develops, leads, and reviews urgent (hours to days), longer-term (weeks to months), simple, moderate, and significantly complex repair schemes for metallic and composite parts including preparation of 8100-9 forms for AD-affected structure, AMOCs, and major repairs.

  • Develops creative and innovative structural repair methods, predictive/proactive projects, and improvements to existing SRMs and support documentation in support of our customers and development of Boeing Nacelle Repair methodologies.

  • Leverages our Customer Support, Suppliers, and Boeing networks to support customer needs.

  • This role is expected to primarily support 1st shift, 2nd shift/weekends as needed. International and domestic travel may be required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

  • 10+ years of experience in support/design of structural repair

  • Experience in composite (NDI methods, scarf repair methods, ply map definition and modeling) and metallic structural repair

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 10+ years of experience in support/design of nacelles/propulsion structures

  • Experience as an engineer in a customer support role to an airline or supplier

Typical Education & Experience:

  • Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Remote / Telecommute:

  • This position offers the potential of working remotely based on qualifications/experience. Please indicate current residence on top of candidate's resume upon submitting.

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.