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Aircraft Structures Senior Engineering Specialist

PDS Tech is seeking a Aircraft Structures Senior Engineering Specialist for an open position in Reno, NV

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PDS Tech is seeking a Senior Engineering Specialist who will be responsible for all aspects of structural integrity of the AS2 aircraft which includes Part 25 certification, interface between the FAA and EASA, preliminary sizing, and testing. 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: 
  • Complete understanding of latest structural static, durability and damage tolerance requirements for Part 25 certification, including FAR 25.305, 25.307 and 25.571 or equivalent EASA/TCCA regulations. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between FAA, EASA, and other regulatory authorities for all structures topics.
  • Lead the structures team in development of the PSP, PSCP, issue papers, and other certification documents.
  • Provide direction for analysis methods and failure criterions development using classical techniques, hand calculations and/or FEM. 
  • Establish strategies for 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, approving test plans and test results.  


  • 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 supporting Part 25 certification and assessing means of compliance.  
  • Must have demonstrated leadership capabilities.
  • Part 25 DER credentials preferred. 
  • 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: 1910098999
Job Location: Reno, NV
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 02/26/2019
Last Updated: 03/07/2019
Attention: John Blackmore
660 SW 39TH ST STE 215

City, State: RENTON, WA 98057
Phone: 206/763-2840
800 Phone: 800/678-8644
Fax Phone: 206/763-3283

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