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Senior Mechanical Test Engineer - Secret - Palmdale, CA #6673846

Company: PDS Tech Inc

Date: 08/14/2019

Category: Computer Hardware

City: Palmdale, CA

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Senior Mechanical Test Engineer, in Palmdale, CA.


  • Mentor and lead less experienced Engineers thru all phases of Static, Fatigue / Structural Test lifecycle.

  • Author and publish Test Procedures.

  • Plan and arrange labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating Flight and R&D hardware.

  • Facilitate collaboration across disciplines during technical interchanges.

  • Interpret Test Data, determine and suggest changes in test configuration, equipment, procedures or manufacturing processes.

  • Collaborate with AVT personnel to develop test and test data requirements.

  • Participate in post-test data evaluation and problem identification and resolution.

  • Designer/ Mechanical Engineer.

  • Mentor and lead design Team, review designs for compliance, technically and requirements.

  • Lead and provide mentorship to less experienced Engineers during CDR / PDR.

  • Coordinate design criteria with Internal Customers, Vendors, Test Engineering, EHS and Facilities Personnel.

  • Evaluate design factors taking into account ease manufacturing, cost, safety, maintenance and end user.

  • Identify design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommend revisions and/or improvements.

  • Analyze damage tolerance, durability, design allowable's and structural modeling.

Basic Qualifications:

  • STEM Degree with 9 yrs; 7 yrs. with Masters; 4 yrs. with PhD.

  • Must be able to obtain and DOD, Secret clearance.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain PAR.

  • Ability and willingness to work non-standard shifts/overtime.

  • CAD experience.

  • Willing/Capable of Learning NX10 and GD&T.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Structural Test experience, Multiple disciplines.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Current PAR.

  • Extensive NX10 and GD&T experience.

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.

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