Job Listing Description

Research Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Research Engineer in Chesterfield, MO. 

Job Summary: 
  • As a Research Engineer, you will be responsible for contributing to the design of our most ambitious transformational technologies.
  • You will work with individual teams to ensure all applications can scale at a pace that matches the ever-increasing demands of our rapidly growing business.
  • You will work on our most difficult technical problems, building new technologies that are aligned with our business needs.
  • You will contribute to multiple simultaneous product development efforts and will need to balance technical design and business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices.
  • You will also strive for simplicity and demonstrate creativity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a technical resource on some of our most demanding, cross-functional projects
  • Solve challenging R&D problems
  • Possess knowledge in performance, scalability, and engineering best practices
  • Work with multi-disciplinary engineering teams and have a significant hands-on role in the design, development, assembly and documentation of these systems in the prototyping and validation stages
  • Research existing methods and proposes new approaches that add value to processes
  • Develop and implement testing protocols to validate key system performance metrics
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering and science disciplines throughout the project lifecycle
  • Identify and form partnerships with external fabrication and vendors
  • Document assembly components, drawing packages, change control, bill of materials, and preventative maintenance schedules where applicable
  • Document concepts and experimental results towards the development of intellectual property
  • Train matrix team members, support staff, and stakeholders in machine/system operation
  • Work closely with deployment teams to ensure design is transferable to domestic and international operations
  • Collaborate with Safety departments to comply with industry design and safety standards

Required Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related Engineering field
  • 4-6 years post-undergraduate experience of relevant, broad engineering experiences
  • Hands-on technical expertise in multiple technical areas
  • Experience with researching, developing, evaluating, and integrating new technologies into a system’s workflow
  • Experience managing complex projects, with bottom-line impact
  • Strong proficiency in SolidWorks or equivalent software
  • Proven track record of leading the delivery of systems
  • Familiarity with automated instrumentation/equipment for production environments, with specific experience in automation
  • Experience with prototyping methods and test fixtures
  • Experience with rapid prototyping techniques is required, including understanding of tradeoffs and limitations for practicality and manufacturability
  • Experience with validation methods/tools including experimental design, data reduction/analysis, interpretation, and iteration
  • Experience with thorough documentation of designs, design changes, and validation results
  • A track record of interdisciplinary interaction
  • Strong communication skills to all levels of internal and external leadership with diverse backgrounds
  • A proven track record of developing productive and sustainable relationships with outside vendors
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks without the need for daily input from leadership
  • Able to provide successful results in an environment where requirements are fluid and developing throughout the process
  • Proven record of delivering results on aggressive timetables, innovative thinking, and mentoring/teamwork skills
  • Possess the drive and self-motivation to work in the challenging, fast-paced, and continually changing environment of new product development for enabling technological innovations for unique applications in the life science production environment

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Hands on experience working on both electrical and mechanical complex automation technologies
  • Entry-level programming experience with Python
  • Experience with industrial sensors selection
  • Experience in agricultural equipment, biological research

Job Number: 2210146102
Job Location: Chesterfield, MO
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 01/12/2022
Attention: Mike Simmerman
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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