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PDS Tech Inc Retrofit & Repair Tech Specialist in Seattle, Washington

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Retrofit & Repair Tech Specialist in Tukwila, WA.


• BGS is searching for a P-8 Retrofit Technical Specialist that will place a heavy emphasis on technical research, creative problem-solving, resource management, and frequent interactions with customers, internal stakeholders, and subject matter experts in order to provide the best possible holistic support solutions for our customers. • Enthusiasm, a strong collaborative drive, working knowledge of aviation maintenance practices, a firm grasp of project management principles, and independent decision-making skills are critical to success.

• The P-8 is a 737 derivative platform owned and operated by government entities. Prior experience in fleet support or project management for the P-8, P-3, other US government aircraft platforms, or commercial derivative platforms is highly preferred. Prior technical leadership experience is desirable.

Position Responsibilities:

o Creates technical documents according to delivery schedule in coordination with overall modification. Authors modification instructions (Technical Directives, Installation Data Packages, Service Bulletins, etc.)to include parts/materials/consumable listings and disposition requirements for removed assemblies

o Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify complex lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.

o Evaluates customer/operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.

o Develops, maintains and identifies improvements for the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.

o Reviews program and engineering change proposals and assesses modification/retrofit impacts, develops bases of estimates, coordinates closely with proposal management team to finalize proposals for new modification/retrofit projects

o Coordinates closely with customer counterparts on daily execution and development activities, milestones, and strategies

o Reviews engineering drawings data packages for quality and applicability, determines configuration requirements and creates an installable modification package

o Identifies and defines requirements for retrofit kit definition, development and delivery

o Coordinates and obtains regulatory agency retrofit kit approval

o Integrates incorporation of any findings from customer validation and verification activities

o Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization

o Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects.

o Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

o This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship

o An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

o Minimum of 3 years' experience authoring Service Bulletins, Technical Directives, or Time Compliance Technical Orders

o Prior experience in aviation mod/retrofit activities

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

o Experience with US Navy Technical Directives, USAF TCTO, and Service Bulletins

o Prior experience working with P-8 or a comparable commercial derivative aircraft platform in support of US or international government entities

o Prior experience with commercial derivatives, Commercial Aircraft products or military platforms

o Strong written and oral communication skills

o Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Project, etc.

Typical Education / Experience:

o Education/experience typically acquired through advanced education (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 6 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. Master+4 years' related work experience, 10 years' related work experience, etc.).

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.