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PDS Tech Inc Air Safety Investigator - Secret in Saint Louis, Missouri

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an Air Safety Investigator in Berkeley, MO.


  • Collaborate within a cross section of program disciplines in a very dynamic, fast-paced development and test environment to promote mishap prevention.

  • Develop and manage safety requirements in a collaborative environment early in the design process through the life-cycle of the product/program, with specific emphasis on test operations.

  • Perform critical safety engineering activities to support ground and flight test/launch preparation and operations, to include test hazard analyses, development of test procedures, and active participation in Ground/Flight Test Readiness Reviews.

  • Perform safety risk management activities in a highly dynamic operational/test environment.

  • Provide flight and ground test operations safety support during testing, to include active participation in pretest briefs/debriefs, after action reviews, and develop Pre-Mishap Plans and notification procedures.

  • Evaluate customer/operational needs and requirements specifications to develop safety requirements, constraints, and operating limits.

  • Review engineering design specifications, test operations, change proposals, deficiency reports, and deviation/waiver requests for potential flight test safety impacts.

  • Conduct periodic safety survey audits and assessments.

  • Lead/Participate in incident investigations and root cause/corrective action analyses.

  • Lead/Facilitate aircraft impound investigations Interface with customer and program subject matter experts.

  • Prepare presentations, analyses, and reports for government/customer safety boards, program design reviews, and test/mission readiness reviews.

  • Deliver oral and written presentations to peers, program management, senior leadership, customer, and regulatory agencies.


  • Technical bachelor’s degree and typically 14 or more years’ related work experience or a Master’s degree with typically 12 or more years’ or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and 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.