Job Listing Description

Manufacturing Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer/Planner in Panama City, Florida


Direct support of the manufacturing process with technical cognizance for part fabrication, assembly and tooling.  Provide Manufacturing Engineering expertise to operations in a composite production environment. 


  • Responsible for technical support of manufacturing development and integration for production.  Resolve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality.
  • Responsible for the implementation of tooling and or production planning, from original concept through to production.  Responsible to validate the tooling functionality and or part conformity, and production part quality in timely manner to support the customer delivery schedule.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing the integration and deployment of APQP methods and tools to ensure right first time product quality in a composite manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to drive transition efforts, assess risks and think strategically about optimal, cost effective solutions for transition methods and processes.  Work comfortably on high profile assignments.
  • Accountable for product development, new product quotes, tool fabrication quotes, first article development, configuration changes that involve cost estimation, schedule coordination, build process definition, and implementation.
  • Utilize root cause analysis and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances.
  • Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.
  • Develop technical solutions to complex manufacturing problems.
  • Responsible for disposition and follow up on nonconforming materials, detail parts or assemblies as an Engineering member of Material Review Board.
  • Responsible for ensuring parts, assemblies, and tools meet industry standards and customer requirements.
  • Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers.
  • Ensures that export compliance, data protection and other relevant regulations and legislation for the site are followed.
  • Ensures client Safety policies, procedures and best practices are adhered to by the E&Q team at all times.

Please email resumes to or call 314-264-3135 to discuss 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other related technical field is required. 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in manufacturing engineering or in a manufacturing environment, preferably aerospace.
  • 1 year of applied experience performing statistical tolerance stacks and using 3-D tolerance analysis software is required.
  • Minimum 1 year applied experience in developing and documenting coordinated index plans and datum strategies for assemblies is required.
  • Experience with CAD / CAM tools and systems, CATIA V5 preferred.
  • Experience with SAP is a plus. 
  • General knowledge of assembly and production processes, manufacturing capabilities, and data needed for defining delivery configuration.
  • General knowledge of design, production, and build processes to effectively influence product design.
  • Knowledge of producibility and process improvement methodologies.
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups; establishes and maintains good working relationships.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Demands 

  • Frequently required to spend long hours sitting at a work stations and using office equipment. 
  • Frequently required to spend long hours walking and standing on the production floor
  • May be required to walk or stand for brief periods
  • May be required to use stairs when elevator is not available
  • May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move up to 25 pounds of office supplies and materials 
  • May be required to reach with arms and hands and to stoop, kneel or crouch

Please email resumes to or call 314-264-3135 to discuss 
Job Number: 1810084616
Job Location: Panama City, FL
Per Diem: Not Specified
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 11/08/2018
Attention: Gus Sanchez
Address: 1215 FERN RIDGE PKWY STE 231
City, State: ST LOUIS, MO 63141
Phone: 314/628-9143
800 Phone: 800/472-3737
Fax Phone: 314/628-9485

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