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Mechanical Engineer III

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

In this role, you will primarily contribute to flight design, using NX and/or Creo CAD.  You will be assigned design tasks that may include design any of the following:  primary and secondary flight structures, control surfaces, tube and harness routing, mechanisms, and GSE test hardware.  In addition, you will be expected to conduct design review planning and execution, test planning and coordination, and non-conformance evaluation.

  • Support the development of the flight engineering for the Dream Chaser Cargo System. Responsibilities may include designing, testing, and integration of development and flight hardware
  • Manage and execute on design tasks from concept to product implementation
  • Understand, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with SNC policies, procedures, and work instructions and specific Customer requirements
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings and schematics
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
  • Work with other Engineers to implement operating procedures, resolve system issues and provide technical information
  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews
  • Ensure conformance of products with engineering design and performance specifications
  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost, and schedule requirements
  • Conduct research that test and analyze the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems


  • NX and Creo CAD and Advanced CAD surfacing techniques
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Designing for spacecraft loads and environments
  • Familiarity with NASA and/or FAA structural design standards
  • Model based machining standards
  • Sheet metal part design
  • Familiarity with fiber reinforced polymer composites design is required.  
  • Work within integrated, multi-discipline teams
  • Follow SNC policies, procedures and work instructions for all technical activities
  • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Requires a BS in Related Field.
  • Experience 6+ years
  • Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
  • Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, lab integration and test
  • Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasis in rapid prototyping
  • Minimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as stated in SNC's Responsibility Matrix

Job Number: 1910103376
Job Location: Louisville, CO
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 09/11/2019
Last Updated: 09/16/2019
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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