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Senior Aerospace Propulsion Engineer

PDS Tech is actively seeking a seasoned Aerospace Propulsion Engineer for our client in Mesa, AZ

**This is a direct/perm position**

We are seeking an Engineering professional with experience in engineering design, integration, and test of propellant actuated devices & composite propellant rocket motors to fill the Aerospace Propulsion (AP) Engineer senior level position.

Position Summary:
The AP Senior Engineer will be responsible for leading AP programs at the Mesa facility. The AP Senior Engineer position will consult the AP Chief Engineer and support the cross-functional Program Team. The AP Senior Engineer will plan and support execution of program tasking and provide leadership for entry level Engineers with expectations set by AP Chief Engineer. A qualified candidate must be able to provide technical leadership to the program team.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in the aerospace/defense industry in terms of design, analysis, test, manufacturing, and production. The AP Senior Engineer will serve as the primary technical point of contact with the customer(s). The AP Senior Engineer will be responsible for managing day-to-day activities of the program and will promote technical discipline and rigor standards set by the AP Chief Engineer. This will include creating documentation of detailed drawings, analysis reports, test plans, test reports, statement or work, failure analysis fault trees, program plans, and internal research & development plans.

This position will report to the AP Chief Engineer.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage day-to-day program activities
  • Take technical direction from the AP Chief Engineer
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external customer(s)
  • Conduct assembly and component analysis (structural, ballistic, & thermal) to support design
  • Conduct bid & proposal preparation including: scope of work, technical volume, schedules & budgets
  • Execute detailed IRAD plans and support continuous improvement projects
  • Interface with cross functional program teams to resolve technical issues
  • Support Change Review Board meeting by preparing & presenting TDP process changes
  • Lead Phase Gate Review meets for development programs
  • Lead failure investigations applying technical rigor & discipline to logically identify root cause
  • Influence cross functional team activities ensuring production technical issue are resolved
  • Provide guidance & support to entry level engineers
    Required Experience & Skills:
  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or similar technical field
  • Minimum 10+ years in Aerospace/Defense industry
  • Ability to work effectively with the cross-functional Mesa Team
  • Ability to create and effectively lead entry level engineers by providing mentorship, team building, and sharing technical experience
  • Experience with energetic materials (propellants, explosives, or pyrotechnics) is desired
  • Experience with closed form and finite element analysis
  • Experience in solid models & detail drawing creation
  • Proven track record in successfully leading technical programs
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong work ethic with bias for collaboration with AP engineering and Mesa cross-functional teams
    Proficient with ANSYS
    **Note**: Due to US Export Control laws and regulations; applicants selected for employment must show proof of a U.S. Person status before employment may begin.

Job Number: 2310160881
Job Location: Mesa, AZ
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 01/19/2023
Last Updated: 03/22/2023
Attention: Donovan Kudel
Address: 1839 S ALMA SCHOOL RD STE 250
City, State: MESA, AZ 85210
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737

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