Description: PDS is seeking a Engineering Contractor 4 for open positions in Savannah, GA.
Position Purpose: Guides successful completion of major engineering programs, or conceives research in areas of considerable scope and complexity supporting the development and production of aircraft products and services.
Design, analyze and disposition repairs for structural nonconformance in a timely manner to restore B/P design integrity.
Adhere to company MRB and QA procedures.
Interact with inspectors, shop technicians, other engineering disciplines, and management as required, providing support, prepare engineering dispositions, discussing RCCA, etc.
Maintains a current and up-to-date knowledge of developments in aircraft structures in order to recommend innovations to improve the quality, economy, and effectiveness of company products.
Weekend shift (4-10 hrs days). Occasional overtime may be required.
Essential Functions: 1. Selects appropriate methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to resolve complex engineering issues 2. Is consulted extensively by associates and others as a recognized authority within the field 3. Anticipates and resolves complex issues in creative and effective ways, developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities 4. Approach to problem solving balances technical product, cost and schedule 5. Works without appreciable direction; work is reviewed from a long-range perspective for desired results 6. Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments, and makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative
Additional Functions: 1. Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the field of specialty and/or other related aircraft fields in order to recommend innovations to improve quality and effectiveness of company product Perform other duties as assigned. As our ideal candidate, you will meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or technical related curriculum applicable to the respective job position required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 10 yrs in specific technical discipline or 15 yrs broad eng experience in several technical disciplines with Bachelors. Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs for Masters and 4 yrs for PhD in fields applicable to this job.
Education / Experience Required:
Must have a of Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering.
Minimum of 10 years dedicated Structures MRB/Liaison Engineering experience at a recognized airframe manufacturer.
Experience should be primarily with creation and justification of engineering dispositions for nonconformance of pressurized and non-pressurized, metallic and non-metallic aircraft structures.
Composite engineering experience should include fabrication and assembly of fiberglass, carbon/epoxy, laminate/sandwich assemblies, and familiarity with composite NDI/NDT methods.
Experience should include all components of the aircraft (fuselage, wing, and empennage).
Experience should be in a Production and/or schedule driven environment.
Capability to rapidly design repairs based on equivalent strength/stiffness of surrounding structure while in a schedule-driven environment.
Experience with managing multiple engineering issues on different aircraft and prioritizing as required to meet production schedules.
Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be computer literate (such as, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Catia V5, Smarteam, Solumina).
Other Requirements: 1. Advanced degree in engineering, or related curriculum preferred The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline