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Propulsion Engineer - UM

PDS Tech Inc is seeking a Propulsion Engineer - UM in Wichita, KS

  • Perform industry research and coordination with Advanced Design Team to assist in the preparation of propulsion system trade studies, functional test procedures, certification reports, and other engineering documents.
  • Perform heat transfer analysis and compressible/incompressible fluid flow analysis as required to identify possible propulsion system architectures and expected performance.
  • Gain familiarity with FAA regulations and guidance material relating to propulsion certification and integration at the aircraft level.
  • Perform lab and aircraft testing of propulsion system components and systems to verify performance and compliance with regulations.
  • Initiate and incorporate innovative designs and concepts utilizing CATIA software, aimed at addressing propulsion system requirements on new and in-service aircraft models.
  • Develop 3D solid models and drafts of detail parts, assemblies, and installations.
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal technical disciplines, such as Manufacturing, Tooling, Structural Integrity, Aero Sciences, Mechanical Systems, and Aircraft Electrical Systems.
  • Interface and coordinate with suppliers and customers to resolve new and ongoing aircraft design challenges.
  • Peer drawing checking and the release of engineering documents, as well as day-to-day collaboration to resolve design conflicts and interferences.
  • Support prototype aircraft assembly, which includes coordination with Experimental Engineering to support design interpretation and occasionally investigate and respond to problems in manufacturability.
  • Build prototypes of systems components for testing; set up and run laboratory simulations.
  • Assist in the creation of test procedures and coordination of testing.
  • Analysis of test results and system math modeling using Excel, MatLab, or dedicated software packages
  • Create presentations to convey test results, design issues, or trade study recommendations.
  • Support the investigation and response to customer field service issues.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a similar technical field required. 10 years of experience.
  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor
  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management skills to support multiple concurrent projects
  • Understanding of 2D & 3D design concepts
  • Working knowledge of generic CAD design tool processes
  • Ability to read and produce 2D drawings using standard industry practices
  • Proficient in use of standard Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in CATIA V5 or V6 is preferred
  • Proficiency in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) preferred

Job Number: 1910097711
Job Location: Wichita, KS
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 02/04/2019
Last Updated: 05/23/2019
Attention: Marjorie Santiago-Marquez
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 316/729-1800
800 Phone: 800/333-8644
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857

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