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Manufacturing Engineer III -\\nMechanical Systems

PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer III- Mechanical Systems, in Louisville, CO

  • Supports mechanical systems integration (Hatches, Wing Deployment System, Flight Controls)Leads the design of ground support equipment for rigging and installation of mechanical latch systems
  • Supports / Leads the creation of other ground support equipment for mechanical systems Reviews engineering documentation to support manufacturability, integration and testing needs.
  • Improving existing operations, incorporating new methods and processes
  • Preparing manufacturing documentation required for product manufacture work instructions
  • Organizing, planning, establishing and maintaining production lines
  • Coordinating with Planners for the efficient use of resources and scheduling activities in order to meet objectives
  • Recommending handling equipment purchase and installation
  • Investigating design/operational problems affecting production and dealing with them in a systematic, methodical manner
  • Coordinating projects as directed or necessary, including the use of resources and scheduling activities in order to meet an objective
  • Providing appropriate manufacturing data
  • Running/participating in meetings with other team members
  • Identifying ways to reduce production costs
  • Working with engineering and other appropriate departments to produce cost estimates for new designs
  • Understanding and analyzing graphs and statistics and other complex information
  • Reading specialist journals and attending training courses and industry meetings in order to keep up to date with the latest technological developments and trends within this and other branches of engineering
  • Giving presentations to engineers and colleagues in other departments
  • Liaising with suppliers and customers as directed/required, working with regulatory bodies to ensure safety, environmental and design standards are met


  • Experience with complex mechanical design, assembly and test of space rated hardware, components and systems.
  • Answer technical questions on hardware during assembly, integration and test operations.
  • Interact with technicians, various engineering groups and management with technical advice and recommendations concurrently from the design process through product shipment.
  • Create and update assembly traveler instructions that reflect the current engineering intent or drawing release.
  • Provide manufacturability recommendations to design engineers to improve products and processes.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a production structure, plan the assembly, integration and test flow as well as creating estimates for hours and duration of assembly and integration tasks is required.
  • Ability to create tool, fixture and ground support equipment (GSE) plans for design, validation and implementation.
  • Manage and status manufacturing order (MO) process, including kit, assembly, test, inspection and MRB activities.
  • Provide or create non-conformance dispositions and effectivity.
  • Responsible for engineering change order effectivity to maintain proper configuration during production.
  • Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) per ANSI Y14.5 specification.
  • Review drawing practices for proper interpretation and accuracy.
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and blueprint reading proficiency is required.
  • Solidworks or CREO CAD experience is helpful.
  • Electronic Configuration Management (CM) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system experience is helpful.
  • Background in program management or production scheduling is helpful.
  • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Requires a BS in Related Field
  • 6 years minimum of Manufacturing Engineering experience is required


  • Background in Mechanical System Integration and Rigging is highly desired
  • FAA A&P certification highly desired

Job Number: 1910105219
Job Location: Louisville, CO
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 08/21/2019
Last Updated: 09/17/2019
Attention: Rick Ingle
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 316/729-1800
800 Phone: 800/333-8644
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857

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