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PDS Tech Inc Engineering Expert in Chesterfield, Missouri

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Mechanical Engineer, in Chesterfield, MO.


  • Key Responsibilities:• Serve as a technical resource on some of our most demanding, cross-functional projects• Solve challenging R&D problems• Possess knowledge in performance, scalability, and engineering best practices• Work with multi-disciplinary engineering teams and have a significant hands-on role in the design, development, assembly and documentation of these systems in the prototyping and validation stages• Research existing methods and proposes new approaches that add value to processes• Develop and implement testing protocols to validate key system performance metrics• Collaborate closely with other engineering and science disciplines throughout the project lifecycle• Identify and form partnerships with external fabrication and vendors• Document assembly components, drawing packages, change control, bill of materials, and preventative maintenance schedules where applicable• Document concepts and experimental results towards the development of intellectual property• Train matrix team members, support staff, and stakeholders in machine/system operation• Work closely with deployment teams to ensure design is transferable to domestic and international operations• Collaborate with Safety departments to comply with industry design and safety standards

Required Skills/Experience:

• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related Engineering field

• 4-6 years post-undergraduate experience of relevant, broad engineering experiences

• Hands-on technical expertise in multiple technical areas

• Experience with researching, developing, evaluating, and integrating new technologies into a system’s workflow

• Experience managing complex projects, with bottom-line impact

• Strong proficiency in SolidWorks or equivalent software

• Proven track record of leading the delivery of systems

• Familiarity with automated instrumentation/equipment for production environments, with specific experience in automation

• Experience with prototyping methods and test fixtures

• Experience with rapid prototyping techniques is required, including understanding of tradeoffs and limitations for practicality and manufacturability

• Experience with validation methods/tools including experimental design, data reduction/analysis, interpretation, and iteration

• Experience with thorough documentation of designs, design changes, and validation results

• A track record of interdisciplinary interaction

• Strong communication skills to all levels of internal and external leadership with diverse backgrounds

• A proven track record of developing productive and sustainable relationships with outside vendors

• Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks without the need for daily input from leadership

• Able to provide successful results in an environment where requirements are fluid and developing throughout the process

• Proven record of delivering results on aggressive timetables, innovative thinking, and mentoring/teamwork skills

• Possess the drive and self-motivation to work in the challenging, fast-paced, and continually changing environment of new product development for enabling technological innovations for unique applications in the life science production environment

Desired Skills/Experience:

• Advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

• Hands on experience working on both electrical and mechanical complex automation technologies

• Entry-level programming experience with Python

• Experience with industrial sensors selection

• Experience in agricultural equipment, biological research

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.