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Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) Structures Design Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc is seeking a Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) Structures Design Engineer, in San Jose, CA.
  • The Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) Structures Design Engineer is responsible for designing and coordinating engineering aspects associated with the vehicle chassis and turret Structures.
  • Structure Design products include the vehicle hull structures and all structural interfaces (i.e. machining, mounting provisions, welded on brackets, & stiffeners), doors, hatches, access panels, lifting/towing/tie-down provisions, and intake/exhaust grilles. The Structures engineer will work other system IPT’s to document and integrate their mechanical interfaces (Mounting Provisions) onto the MPF structure.
  • The Structures engineer may also be responsible for hull attachment installations such as lifting, towing/tie down, ramps, hatches, and access panels.
  • The Structures Engineer will at all times promote and maintain a safe work environment and ensure compliance with all safety rules of the company. 

Skills/ Experience/Education Required :
  • Manages engineering design, development, analysis, test, and/or product assurance projects of moderate size and significant technical complexity to meet cost, quality, performance, and schedule requirements.
  • Executes Earned Value Management System (EVMS) planning and reporting (Control Account Manager – CAM) responsibilities.
  • Manages change requests received through reports and requests (Vendor Information and Change Requests, Request for Variance) within the delegated scope authority and budget.
  • Maintains engineering rigor, documentation and product quality and safety throughout the lifecycle.
  • Conceptualizes, creates, and analyzes designs to ensure technical outcomes are consistent with customer and company requirements.
  • Performs trade/decision studies to ensure optimum solutions are reached. Resolves conflicts between individual subsystems and/or disciplines to the benefit of system performance, quality, reliability, and cost.
  • Participates in formal technical reviews with customers and internal technical reviews with peers and subordinates.
  • Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
  • Bachelor's of Science Degree and 5 years relevant work experience in the defense or Automotive industry. 
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering.  

Skills/ Experience/Education Preferred:

  • Experience with engineering structures design, prototyping, production and test environments with relevant ground vehicle applications in the defense environment.
  • Experience with use of Windchill (EPDM) and drawing repository (EDVS) systems.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with PTC’s CREO Cad and CREO View computer tools.
  • Extensive knowledge/experience with drawing, model and GD&T standards and application.
  • Specialized technical knowledge of relevant military and commercial design standards.
  • Ability to evaluate and solve complex technical problems working with program team members and others that require extensive investigation and analysis.
  • Conducts effective meetings, discussions and presentations.
  • Practices and contributes to corporate, division, and department mission and culture.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external individuals, including client Systems customers. 
  • DoD work experience in combat vehicle design preferably vehicle structures.  

Job Number: 1910097312
Job Location: San Jose, CA
Duration: 5 months
Input Date: 02/08/2019
Attention: Rod Ira
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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