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Avionics Design Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Sr. Avionics Design Engineer in Columbus, MS.
If you are interested or know someone who may be, please send your resume to

Position Summary:

  • Design, modify and integrate custom avionics and electrical packages for new AHI aircraft.
  • Create engineering drawings, interface with pertinent stakeholders in certification, production and flight test, support fleet sustainment activities and support STC projects.
  • This assignment is expected to be approximately six (6) months in duration.

Primary Position Responsibilities:

Detail design: 50%

  • Design wiring diagrams, harness drawings and system architecture for new helicopter completions. 
  • Review and facilitate engineering package release.
  • Can lead groups of engineers to complete projects along with representing the group at management meetings
  • Works independently with minimal supervision from Chief Engineers Office
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting company objectives

Project Coordination: 20%

  • Select avionics equipment, wiring and supporting electrical infrastructure.
  • Produce avionics specification documentation for individual projects.

Engineering Support: 20%

  • Support Marketing, Field Service, Flight Test and FAA Certification organizations as needed.
  • Act as liaison to manufacturing and production efforts as needed. Support installation, functional and operational tests, and ground and flight tests.

Substantiation: 10%

  • Creates electrical load analysis and environmental qualification reports in support of initial layout and design concept.
  • Performs Functional Hazard Analysis and Systems Safety Analysis as required.

Position Requirements: Education:

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Aeronautical from an accredited college/university.
  • Preferred: Master's Degree from an accredited college/university in engineering.


  • Six or more years of directly applicable engineering experience in an aviation/aerospace manufacturing or completions environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of aviation/aerospace electrical/avionics design requirements, aviation/aerospace industry standards and the Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Direct experience with rotorcraft is preferred.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in the English language (verbal and written).
  • Conversational French and/or German is a plus.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Minimum 8000hrs AutoCad , familiarity with CATIA V5 and SAP programs.

Travel Required: 

  • 5%  Minimal domestic and International travel is required.


  • Must be a US Person as defined by ITAR regulations.

Job Number: 1810095474
Job Location: Columbus, MS
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 03/13/2019
Attention: Angela Burke
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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