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PDS Tech Inc Engineering Project Assistant 3 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

PDS Tech, Inc is seeking a Sr Engineering Project Assistant 3 in Cedar Rapids, IA.


Takes a leadership role in planning and conducting meetings with support staff from across the enterprise as it relates to training and sharing of best practices.

Competent to work at the highest level of all phases of documentation.

Works as expert liaison across the company to coordinate and implement consistent usage of tools and of processes as it relates to the Engineering Project Assistant role.

Ensures compliance with the Third-Party Intellectual Property process.

Coordinates the interaction of project/program team and support functions to communicate schedule and status.

Analyzes metrics, identifying opportunities for continuous process improvements.

Networks with both internal and external personnel at multiple levels.

Represents organization as a prime contact on projects, coordinating activities of support personnel and communicating effectively.

Communications require skill, tact, persuasion and/or negotiation to accomplish the objective of communication.

Generally works on highly complex assignments which are given in terms of objectives to be accomplished and priorities to be followed.

Requires independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.

Makes recommendations for new procedures.

Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.

Often acts as a facilitator and team leader.


  • Ordering parts and modules from vendors and coordinating the receipt and kitting of the items

  • Submitting and tracking completed kits and associated drawings to the team members who build products

  • Assisting in the tracking and coordination of pre-release, release, and revisions of product related documentation following established methods and procedures

  • Managing Peer Reviews by creating them, tracking action item closure, and closing out the Peer Review

  • Entering data into various database programs

  • Formatting software and hardware documentation

  • Preparing domestic and international shipping memos

  • Effectively communicating across the organization

  • Requires both independent action and team collaboration to accomplish objectives and resolve issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively support multiple engineering projects

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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.