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Propeller Design/Analysis Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Propeller Design/Analysis Engineer in Columbus, GA.

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for designing and developing new propeller aerodynamic and Structural designs. This position will support McCauley Propeller Systems.


  • Blade Design
  • Design blades for new programs with regard to performance, shape, lofting, frequency tuning/modal analysis, and stress analysis.
  • Create propeller map data.
  • Create blade exterior envelope CATIA models, drawings, and point cloud data for inspection. This includes design of foam cores and leading edge guard for composite blades
  • Create and complete Engineering packages for new blade designs, including drawings, BOM, test plans, test reports and certification documentation.
  • Structural Analysis
  • Perform structural analysis on propeller components including writing of the substantiation reports required for certification.
  • Write test plans, conduct tests, and complete test reports in support of analysis and development testing and certification.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing to assure future design concepts fall within manufacturing capabilities and equipment
  • Work with Customer Service and Tech Pubs, providing information on new blade models for incorporation in manuals    

Position Requirements:
  • 5+ years aero structures and/or aerodynamics required
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in Part 35 Propeller Certification requirements and standards
  • Expertise in working with CATIA V4 and V5 especially in regard to surfacing
  • Familiarity with FEMAP/NEI NASTRAN, CATIA FEA and the ability to learn and use them in propeller applications.
  • Experience with electric motors and control systems is a plus
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel.
  • Professional demeanor, troubleshooting and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Must have good verbal communication and presentation skills.

Education Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or BS in Aerospace Engineering

Job Number: 2110140594
Job Location: Columbus, GA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 10/06/2021
Attention: Earl Sawyer
Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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