Liaison Engineer II

PDS Tech, Inc.
Published
November 6, 2021
Location
Louisville, CO
Category
Job Type

Description

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Liaison Engineer II, Louisville, CO:

The ideal candidate will excel in a demanding, fast-paced, and evolving environment where they will work as part of a strong, agile and highly motivated team to accomplish the first of its kind commercial winged-body spacecraft. This individual takes pride in his/her thoroughness, emphasis on follow through, interorganizational communication skills and attention to requirements conformance. The candidate will be able to problem solve from the component level to installation level addressing often first time problems and use strong logic and engineering tools to come up with solutions to problems that meet or exceed drawing and document requirements. A successful applicant will have the ability thrive in a challenging multidisciplinary build environment, collectively solving build problems that require collaboration and agreement of the Design, Quality and Manufacturing organizations.

Liaison engineer team members are responsible as the primary interface for manufacturing floor activity for Uncrewed Dream Chaser (UDC) and Cargo Module (CM) fabrication on the CRS2 program. Liaison’s goal is to ensure design requirements are met between production, planning, and supply chain, while maintaining schedule. Through a detailed understanding of the build processes, design requirements and extensive collaboration with the internal teams designing and managing installations, this team is a key stakeholder to ensure that the overall build of UDC and CM design achieves all objectives.
 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Nonconformance (MRB):

    • Assess, disposition, analyze, justify, determine cause and relay improvements for build discrepancies, errors and other nonconformances

    • Provide guidance on when NC’s are appropriate vs other engineering change options, enforce process standards, and provide streamlined support to quickly address and close.

    • Understand, prioritize, communicate and execute nonconformance against program schedule.

  • Engineering Change:

    • Develop and utilize knowledge of various engineering change options, determine and execute the appropriate change option that creates the shortest path and meets engineering requirements for each unique problem.

    • Document, prioritize, communicate, and track required engineering changes fed back to the spacecraft design organization for resolution.

    • Work closely with manufacturing, quality, planning, and procurement teams to address changes and shepherd them through fruition on the production floor.

    • Contribute to innovative, time saving, and cost-effective improvements to help streamline engineering change and response times.

  • Drawings, Processes and Technical Specifications:

    • Provide guidance to technicians, engineers, and quality assurance engineers related to drawing and spacecraft requirements by overseeing installations; providing training, and information briefs on key topics.

    • Support the development and maintenance of program specific technical specifications, and follow through on execution of these specifications to drive efficiency.

    • Contribute to development and execution of standard repairs, analysis methods, and acceptable defects to streamline defects processing through MRB.

    • Monitor existing processes and nonconformance trends to develop tools and other methods to reduce manufacturing build hours and quality issues, increase production rates, and remove waste from complex processes.

Must-haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace, mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering

  • Background in the aerospace industry preferred, but not required.

  • 3+ years, 1 years of which were in a manufacturing environment

Preferred:

  • Aerospace propulsion, hydraulics, mechanisms design and build experience desired

  • Familiarity with CNC machine control, especially automated tube bending

  • Thorough understanding of welding, specifically TIG welding and orbital tube welding machines

  • General knowledge of industry standard plumbing and piping system codes, including ASME B31.1/31.3 and D17.1

  • Familiarity with common tube joining methods, including fittings and seals of various types

  • General knowledge of aerospace NDE, including RT, UT, hydro/pneumatic testing

  • Experience in design and build of primary and secondary composite structures

  • Experience in design and build of metallic structures and fittings

  • Proficient or familiar with hand calculation methods for structural analysis

  • Proficiency preferred in NX CAD, but experience is another CAD package is acceptable

  • Familiar with typical PLM architecture

  • Excel, or similar data analysis software

  • Experience with utilizing, developing, optimizing, interpreting and maintaining process specifications and work instructions

  • Ability to influence without authority, tenacious, and highly energetic

  • Able to adapt to a fast-paced and evolving work environment

  • Confident and competent in communication across departments and at different levels of leadership

  • Experience driving cross-functional changes to address specific technical problems

  • Experience monitoring, tracking, and continually improving design via root cause analysis

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • This position will be shift work to cover 24/7 operations.  Some shifts include weekend work, 3-6 month rotations between week and weekend shifts, and full time second shift based on the specific needs of production

  • Position will require individuals comfortable working as the sole design representative if on 2nd or weekends

  • Position may require split responsibilities between the Liaison and Design Engineering organizations.

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 www.pdstech.com

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