Sr. Avionics Design Engineer (Contract) - Columbus, MS

PDS Tech, Inc.
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PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Sr. Avionics Design Engineer in Columbus, MS. Position Summary:

  • Design, modify and integrate custom avionics and electrical packages for new AHI aircraft.
  • Create engineering drawings, interface with pertinent stakeholders in certification, production and flight test, support fleet sustainment activities and support STC projects.
  • This assignment is expected to be approximately six (6) months in duration.
  • Pay is 65 - 75 depending on experience

Primary Position Responsibilities:Detail design: 50%

  • Design wiring diagrams, harness drawings and system architecture for new helicopter completions.
  • Review and facilitate engineering package release.
  • Can lead groups of engineers to complete projects along with representing the group at management meetings
  • Works independently with minimal supervision from Chief Engineers Office
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting company objectives

Project Coordination: 20%

  • Select avionics equipment, wiring and supporting electrical infrastructure.
  • Produce avionics specification documentation for individual projects.

Engineering Support: 20%

  • Support Marketing, Field Service, Flight Test and FAA Certification organizations as needed.
  • Act as liaison to manufacturing and production efforts as needed. Support installation, functional and operational tests, and ground and flight tests.

Substantiation: 10%

  • Creates electrical load analysis and environmental qualification reports in support of initial layout and design concept.
  • Performs Functional Hazard Analysis and Systems Safety Analysis as required.

Position Requirements:Education:

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Aeronautical from an accredited college/university.
  • Preferred: Master's Degree from an accredited college/university in engineering.


  • Six or more years of directly applicable engineering experience in an aviation/aerospace manufacturing or completions environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of aviation/aerospace electrical/avionics design requirements, aviation/aerospace industry standards and the Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Direct experience with rotorcraft is preferred.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in the English language (verbal and written).
  • Conversational French and/or German is a plus.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Minimum 8000hrs AutoCad , familiarity with CATIA V5 and SAP programs.

Travel Required:

  • 5% Minimal domestic and International travel is required.


  • Must be a US Person as defined by ITAR regulations.

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.

First posted: 
1/9/2019 2:43:06 PM

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