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Mechanical Systems Design and Analysis Engineer

PDS Tech is seeking a Mechanical System Design and Analysis Engineer for an open position.  This is currently being worked as a hybrid and can be based in Manassas VA or Cambridge MA. 

The ideal candidate will:
  • Support the development and documentation of mechanical and fluid system and thermal environment.
  • Support the development, maintenance or modification of system designs/proposals to provide design documentation and high-level requirements to downstream users/customers.
  • Perform detail design development and modification of mechanical and fluid system installations.
  • Perform spatial integration at system or component level and modification of mechanisms/landing gear/ordinance systems.
  • Assist in preparing technical documents for mechanical components and systems.
  • Assist in supporting proposal preparation and new business development efforts.
  • Work under general supervision.


  • Support the design, analysis, test, and integration of air vehicle subsystems, including but not limited to Landing gear, Steering, Braking, Flight control actuation, Hydraulic systems, Launch and recovery, Payload doors, Environment control system – ECS, Ground service equipment – GSE
  • Support definition of requirements for air vehicle subsystems.
  • Manage functional and physical interfaces between vehicle subsystems and the vehicle.
  • Perform analysis, modeling, and simulation to verify subsystems and components meet requirements.
  • Support execution of component, subsystem, and system-level testing, including generating test plans and procedures, test execution, and analysis of test results.
  • Communicates information about vehicle subsystem design, requirements, and performance between the design team, management, customer, subcontractors, and vendors.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum of B.S. in mechanical or aerospace engineering (or related STEM discipline) plus 2+ years of relevant experience (or equivalent combination of technical education and experience).
  • Demonstrated expertise in development of aerospace vehicle subsystems.
  • Experience with CAD software (CATIA V5 preferred).
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Must be a U.S. Person.

Desired Requirements

  • Experience leading the development of aerospace systems, from conceptual design through production.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with system engineering processes, including but not limited to requirements development, system safety analysis (FHA, FTA, FMEA development), and reliability analysis.
  • Experience with finite element analysis, multi-body dynamics analysis, and/or thermal analysis.
  • Hands-on experience working with machine shops, specifying fasteners, bearings, and other hardware, integrating prototype aircraft, and conducting performance tests.

Job Number: 2110142486
Job Location: Manassas, VA
Duration: 9 months
Input Date: 10/21/2021
Last Updated: 01/17/2022
Attention: Lucinda Contreras
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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