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Methods Engineer


PDS is looking for an Methods Engineer in Wichita, KS:

In your role, you will: 

In your role, you will:

  • Lead in the execution of the ModNotice / Hold kit BOM’s and maintain assigned aircraft configuration documentation
  • Compile, analyze and provide status on shortages and availability by project and aircraft for all assigned activities
  • Coordinate with Engineering Group(s) for changes to the aircraft spares list
  • Interface with Projects, Engineering Group(s) and Procurement Buyers to establish achievable goals and schedules
  • Research new requirements as they become available from Engineering Group(s)
  • Determine the most effective method to give a make or buy decision for kit requirements
  • Assist in revision of shop floor layout and new manufacturing equipment requirements
  • Create and maintain planning documentation which details the sequential steps for fabricating, processing, assembling, or modifying mechanical, electrical, avionic and composite components and assemblies.
  • Define the most efficient method to fabricate and assemble components for kit requirements
  • Prepare concepts for interchangeability and part replacement as needed
  • Determine requirements for and implementation of new manufacturing equipment
  • Support process improvement initiatives by reviewing industry related publications for evolving certification standards and practices
  • Incorporate advancements into departmental process and procedures
  • Ensure departmental and company policies are incorporated within all new document releases
  • Initiate and lead in program reviews, cost reduction initiatives, system modification and data management
  • Act as focal for Methods/Material for ROM bids for proposed projects/programs



As our ideal candidate,

  • You have 5 years experience in Methods, Material Planning or related field or equivalent 
  • You have knowledge of aircraft systems and interiors (interiors exp preferred)
  • You have knowledge of aircraft parts and location of installations
  • You have experience in CATIA v4 and/or v5 to include modeling and analysis
  • You have knowledge of technical principles and theories related to manufacturing fundamentals
  • You have knowledge of MRP principles and supply chain management
  • You have experience with CAS, SAP, MACPAC, and OSDB databases
  • You have basic Project management skills necessary to participate on both inter-departmental and intra-departmental teams and special projects

Job Number: 2310162220
Job Location: Wichita, KS
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 03/09/2023
Last Updated: 03/20/2023
Attention: Rick Ingle
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737

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