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Structural & Payload Design Engineer

PDS Tech is seeking a Structural and Payload Design Engineer for an open position in Ridley Park PA.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Develop, integrate and document structural and interior payload system requirements to establish the system design.
  • Develop, maintain and modify structural and interior payload system and component designs, using 3-D Computer Aided Design tools and/or other design methods, to provide product definition to other engineering groups, production operations, suppliers and external customers throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Lead performance, integration and analysis of tests to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.
  • Manage supplier development, test and production activities and coordinates with the supplier to optimize the design and achieve program goals.
  • Assist with investigation of emerging technologies to develop concepts for future product designs to meet projected requirements.
  • Work under minimal direction.

Education / Experience:    
  • Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
  • Systems Thinking
  • Analytical Skills (Technical)
  • Engineering Processes
  • Design Concepts & Techniques
  • Engineering Knowledge/Comprehension
  • Aircraft Structure
  • Assembly Process
  • Structural Repair
  • Systems Trade Studies
  • Aircraft Systems/Software
  • Engineering Judgment
  • Structural Design
  • Materials & Processing
  • Analysis/Design Optimization
  • Engineering Process Improvement Methodology
  • Supplier Tech Management
  • Design/Produce Process
  • Configuration/Data Mgmt
  • Computer Aided Design Tools
  • Communication
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Business Acumen
  • Safety Awareness
  • Quality

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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PDS Tech, Inc.
Full time
Salary Range
$60,000.00 - 90,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Ridley Park, PA 19078, US