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Airframe Stress Lead

PDS Tech is seeking a Airframe Stress Lead for an open position in Reno, NV

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PDS Tech is seeking an Airframe Stress Lead who will be responsible for all aspects of structural integrity and implementing long-term roadmap on stress methods development. This position will initially be located in our Reno, NV, headquarters and report directly to the AS2 Structures Manager.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: 
  • Support building and lead team developing stress analysis methods and tools for AS2 aircraft design and certification.
  • Develop road map for structures team - in partnership with Tier 1 suppliers and Partners - in the areas of analysis methods, tools and failure criterion for the entire aircraft.
  • Support IPT leads in development of the PSP, PSCP, issue papers, and other certification documents.
  • Provide input to maintenance program, inspection intervals and inspection methodologies.
  • Support new business development, trade studies and proposal activities.
  • Support design reviews with IPT teams and partners/suppliers.

Education and Additional Requirements
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or similarly related area.  Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • 12+ years of experience in performing stress analysis, developing methods and performing validation testing for Part 25 aircraft components.  


  • Must be a US or Canadian citizen, a US permanent resident or someone who otherwise meets the requirements of a US Person under EAR part 772.
  • Cannot be party of any restrictive covenant, non-compete, non-solicitation, or non-disclosure / confidentiality agreement with current or any former employer that would prevent you from fully performing the duties of the position.
  • 3+ years of experience in leading stress and/or structural integrity teams. 
  • Knowledge of the conceptual and preliminary design phases of aircraft development is strongly preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of latest structural static, durability and damage tolerance requirements for Part 25 certification. 
  • Must have demonstrated leadership capabilities.
  • Demonstrated success in dealing and influencing internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with very strong decision making and communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong bias for action, and excellent problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets.

Job Number: 1910099001
Job Location: Reno, NV
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 04/08/2019
Attention: Jack Beabout
Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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