Job Listing Description

Design Checking Specialist

PDS Tech, Inc is seeking a candidate a Design Checking Specialist, in York, PA.


  • Examines engineering CAD models, drawings and documentation for accuracy, completeness, and sound design to prescribed standards and contractual requirements.
  • Interprets applicable drawing standard requirements and assesses the quality of the technical backup data. Investigates errors and recommends solutions.
  • Provides direction in the correction of errors in calculations, dimensions, and design specifications.
  • Collaborates with program managers, engineers, drafters and designers.
  • Exercises authority to reject incorrect documentation in terms of technical content, standards, and specifications.
  • Supports Drafting/Drawing Standards and reference manual revisions

Skills Required:
  • Strong knowledge of products and functional or technical area; good knowledge of engineering principles and practices in area of expertise.
  • A thorough understanding of applicable ASME and MIL standards including but not limited to MIL-STD-31000, ASME Y14.2-2014, ANSI Y14.5, ASME Y14.24, ASME Y14.35 and ASME Y14.41
  • Skilled in the application and understanding of GD&T (ASME Y14.5M), broadly equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience with the validation of tolerance stacks including impact of GD&T.
  • Familiarity with common manufacturing practices and capabilities, experience supporting build events, both prototype and production.
  • Good communication skills, common sense and the patience to explain drawing changes, standards requirements and represent documentation requirements at meetings etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with direct supervisors.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in organizing and executing checking work while being sensitive to schedule. Able to perform other tasks, duties or special projects as assigned by direct supervisor or Department Manager.
  • A proven track record of complying with company policies and procedures.
  • Self-starter with the ability to take initiative.
  • Good problem solving and organizational skills.
  • The ability to effectively check to and enforce strict compliance to the client System Model and Drawing SOP's and Guidelines.
  • Up-to-date knowledge with the latest available engineering technology in the technical field.
  • As required, knowledgeable of complete manufacturing processes related to assigned product or functional area.
  • Ability to identify, define, interpret, and resolve engineering problems involving conflicting design/contractual/policy or technical requirements across functional areas and with difficult coordination requirements.
  • Ability to assist in the preparation of technical reports, papers, and presentations and deliver them in written and oral form to customers, industry leaders, and senior management.
  • Ability to assist in the development of new and creative technical solutions to complex engineering problems.     

Skills Preferred:     

  • Possess technical knowledge and familiarity with relevant military and commercial design standards.     

Experience Required:     

  • A minimum of 8 years of design experience plus 4 years as a checker; or 5 years as an engineer and 2 years as a checker.     

Experience Preferred:    

  • Prefer design experience with relevant applications in a defense environment. Requires the ability to analyze Models and Drawings to the BAE SOP's and Guidelines utilizing UG NX11, Creo 4 a plus.     

Education Required:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant technical discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; plus, a minimum of 8 years of design experience plus 4 years as a checker; or 5 years as an engineer and 2 years as a checker.
  • Requires 3D CADD modeling and drafting experience.     

Education Preferred:   

  • Prefer design and checking experience with relevant applications in a defense environment.     

Additional Information     
Direct Reports: Normally not applicable.
Indirect Reports: Normally not applicable.
Budget Responsibility: Not applicable.
Revenue Responsibility: Not applicable.
Problem Solving: Selects appropriate alternative sources of information and utilizes them to evaluate situations, with supervision.
Area of Impact: Restricted to own team or department.
Nature of Impact: Directly impacts the quality of services provided by self or others.
Interpersonal Skills: Courtesy and tact is a significant part of the job in the exchange of information within the department.
Negotiation Skills: Limited negotiation required.
Project Management: Project/Program team member. 
Job Number: 1910110180
Job Location: York, PA
Duration: 7 months
Input Date: 03/19/2020
Attention: Patrick Mahoney
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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