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PDS Tech Inc Product Development – Design Specialist in Wichita, Kansas

PDS Tech is seeking candidates for a Product Development – Design Specialist position in Wichita, KS

Position Summary: To know the Company design engineering processes, methods, and tools used within a specific aircraft program and apply that knowledge by creating or modifying engineering data utilizing a CAD system and supporting PLM applications with high quality and efficiency.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create or modify routine to moderate drafting and modeling tasks of aircraft structures and/or systems from concept phase to final design for manufacturing utilizing CATIA V5, VPM, and PDMLink with high quality and efficiency.

  • Create or modify technical documents such as: Bill of Material, Engineering Change Notes, Technical Memos, etc. within SAP and/or PDM applications.

  • Create, maintain, or modify a variety of spreadsheets, documents, and presentations related to project efforts.

  • Effectively estimate, schedule and prioritize work flow.

  • Check engineering data to high quality standards.

  • Interface engineering requirements with customers and suppliers with a professional attitude.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assists with preparation of change documents and modification paperwork using Company computer based toolsets (SAP, PRIMES, PDMLink, etc.).

  • Administer and monitor work packages through the release process.

  • Perform mathematical calculations in area of assignment which may include positional tolerancing (ASME or ISO std.)

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interface with all levels of personnel and work in a team environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Speak the English language at a minimum Level 3 per the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale.

  • Ability to interpret and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to perform work activity tasks with minimal direction once sufficient training has occurred.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and government regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Experience in metallic and/or composite structural design is a must.

  • A strong computer background, including MS Office application experience (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Applied knowledge of drafting methods, techniques and procedures (GD&T, ASME, ANSI, ISO). Knowledge of Company drafting processes a plus.

  • Knowledge of machine shop practices, equipment and capabilities.

  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.

  • CATIA V5 experience is a must with average 8,000 hours of usage.

  • Experience in VPM and PDMLink is a strong preference.

  • Programming skills is a plus (VB, VBA, C++, etc).

Education / Special Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 years aircraft experience.

  • Minimum educational background required is a High School Diploma. Prefer Associates Degree in a technical field (i.e. Engineering) with concentration in drafting and modeling using a CAD system (preferably CATIA).

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.

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