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Senior Principal Engineer Structural - Secret

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Senior Principal Engineer Structural, in Palmdale, CA.


  •  Develop solutions to difficult problems that are thorough, imaginative, practical, and consistent with program objectives.
  • Coordination and clear communication with other disciplines during the development of design solutions.
  • Concise presentation and explanation of structural issues/solutions to internal management and customer representatives.
  • Review of completed analyses, drawings, and repairs for accuracy, clarity, and completeness. 
  • Evaluation of engineering products for conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications.
  • Leadership of a small team of structural analysis in the development of primary or secondary air vehicle structure.

Basic Qualifications:
Position requires experience in Composite Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, detailed analysis procedures, load path development, layout and detail sizing, impact damage effects, failure theories, stacking sequence/laminate analysis, environmental effects, bolted and bonded composite joints, and finite element modeling of composite structure.
  • Extensive experience in Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, including hand-sheet analysis, as well as the development and manipulation of large FE Models of metallic and composite structures is required. Extensive proficiency with NASTRAN, PATRAN and/or FEMAP.
  • BS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil) and a minimum of 9 years of experience in Aerospace structural analysis or
  • MS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil) and a minimum of 7 years of Aerospace structural analysis experience. 
  • Active in-scope Secret clearance and ability to obtain and maintain access to Special Access Programs are required.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working on Special Access Programs.
  • Experience working on military aircraft.

Job Number: 2010114050
Job Location: Palmdale, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 05/18/2020
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866

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