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Completions Manufacturing Stress and Optimization Technical Specialist I

PDS is seeking an Completions Manufacturing Stress and Optimization Technical Specialist I   for an open position in Savannah, GA.

Position Purpose:
  • Assists with the planning, coordination, performance of design, analysis and liaison engineering supporting the development and production of our company products and services
Essential Functions:
  • Contributes to planning, developing and coordinating of important engineering projects .
  • Provides specialized technical assistance to team members .
  • Uses advanced techniques and modified extension of theories to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems .
  • Determines and develops own approach to solutions within schedule and cost objectives .
  • Works under limited supervision; work should only be required. to be reviewed for accuracy and consistency with meeting overall objectives .
  • Acts as liaison with representatives outside of the assigned group/area
Additional Functions:
  • Actively works to improve daily processes and ensures all work meets customer requirements .
  • Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the field of specialty and/or other related aircraft fields in order to recommend innovations to improve quality and effectiveness of company product .
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education. Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • 5 ys in specific technical discipline or 10 yrs broad eng experience in several technical disciplines.
  • Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs for Masters, 4 yrs for PhD in fields applicable to this job.

Other Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in engineering related field preferred.
  • The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline.

Unique Skills:

  • Responsibilities include taking current parts and running topology optimization simulations.
  • Performing stress analysis on optimized parts for metal and composite materials to ensure requirements are met.
  • Support innovative generative designs of interior furnishings and amenities to be produced with additive manufacturing for current and future aircraft.
  • Collaborate closely with Additive Manufacturing group, Industrial R&D design, materials and process group and Structural AR's providing guidance and approval for new part designs and upgrades.
  • Example designs include custom cabinetry such as tables, seats, ledges, credenzas, bureaus, end cabinets, galleys, lavatories, closets, and other storage compartments, interior peripheries, water/waste systems, entertainment equipment installations, and seating installations.  
  • Analysis is done utilizing classical hand analysis and Finite Element Modeling using ALTAIR products, optimization tools and FEMAP with Nastran.


  • Must have working knowledge of additive manufacturing in polymer and preferred also with metallic.
  • Understanding certification requirements based on title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14CFR - especially Chapter I, Part 25), as it pertains to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation procedures and the STC process as it relates to certification of Aircraft Interiors.
  • Candidates should have a sufficient knowledge of AutoCAD and CATIA V5 to adequately review new and existing engineering designs.  FEA experience with ALTAIR or other optimization tools required.
  • Assignments are executed under the direction of the Engineering Lead or Group Head to meet Engineering, Certification and manufacturing schedules.  
  • Additional responsibilities are outlined in the job description and as assigned.




Job Number: 2310163048
Job Location: Savannah, GA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 05/23/2023
Attention: Bryan Bui
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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