PD AeroSpace, LTD. Engineer Recruitment

Join us in our journey to create
"a wing for Space"

Access to space for everyone.

We at PD Aerospace are working to create a rich and peaceful world through space transportation industry. We successfully conducted technology demonstration on our dual mode engine last year, obtained new funding recently and making great progress in building our wings to space.

We are now reaching critical phase in developing a plane that can climb above 100 km. From now on, our challenges will become riskier and bolder.

To do that, we are going to enhance our R&D capability, and looking for fellow engineers to join our journey.
We welcome you to join us, and utilize your skills, experience and passion to reach the stars.

This road is not an easy road to travel, and there will be hard days to come. However, we strongly believe that the future that we can create will be something wonderful.
Join us, and we can work together to make space accessible for everyone.

PD AeroSpace, LTD.
CEO, Shuji Ogawa

Engine Development Engineer

Key Responsibilities

- Develop (system, structural, mechanism) pulse detonation engine
- Modeling and CAE analysis
- Support engine fabrication
- Design, support and conduct test fire experiment
- Collect, and analyze data from test fire experiment
- Integrate engine system with flight system
- Design and draw technical drawings for engine parts
- Coordinate with suppliers for outsourced part fabrication

Requirements/Essential Skills

- Strong understanding and at least 2 years of experience in mechanical design and calculation in relevant field
- Experience in CAE modeling (3D CAD software proficiency such as Autodesk Fusion 360, able to understand and draw technical drawing)
- Microcontroller embedded programming (RISC, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc)
- Heat transfer calculation
- Experience in various experiment, data collection, data analysis, and using measurement tools.
- Solid understanding in combustion, hydraulics, structural, materials, and mechanical engineering
- Participated in complex development project in relevant field
- Understand various materials and components, its properties and manufacturing process (metal, plastic, FRP, avionics, etc.)
- Experienced with MATLAB
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in Aeronautical, Astronautical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering

Basic/other Skills

- Knowledgeable in flight dynamics, mechanism and avionics of airplane and rocket
- English proficiency (equal or above TOEIC 550, TOEFL iBT 57 points)
- Able to find, analyze and solve problem independently
- Familiar with various fabrication method (CNC lathe, milling, 3D printing, etc)
- Experienced with handling high pressure gas
- Experienced in driving semi-trailer truck
- Knowledge of Japanese is not required but useful
- Proactive and have enough flexibility to move and/or support other team
- Experience working in small diverse teams



PDF version of job description is also available here.

UAV/Spaceplane Engineer

Key Responsibilities

-Research and Development of UAV/Spaceplane
- Flight subsystem development (flight control computer, electrical, flight instrument, etc.)
- Data analysis (CFD, structural, etc.)
- UAV/ Spaceplane assembly
- Design, support and conduct test flight
- Collect, and analyze data from test flight
- Integrate engine system with flight system
- Design and draw technical drawings for UAV system and subsystems
- Ground-air communication system development
- Coordinate with suppliers for outsourced part fabrication

Requirements/Essential Skills

- Strong understanding and extensive experience in mechanical design, data analysis (FEM and others), and software suite such as Autodesk Fusion 360, and XLRS5
- Experience in CAE modeling (3D CAD software proficiency, able to understand and draw technical drawing)
- Understand various materials and components, its properties and manufacturing process (metal, plastic, FRP, avionics, etc.)
- Embedded programming (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc)
- Knowledgeable in basics of flight dynamics, mechanism and avionics of airplane and rocket
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in Aeronautical, Astronautical, Aerospace, Electronics, Telecommunication or Mechanical Engineering

Basic/other Skills

- Experience in piloting RC/Drone (fixed wing)
- English proficiency (equal or above TOEIC 550, TOEFL iBT 57 points)
- Able to find, analyze and solve problem independently
- Familiar with various fabrication method (CNC lathe, milling, 3D printing, composite material layup, etc)
- Knowledge of Japanese is not required but useful
- Proactive and have enough flexibility to move and/or support other team
- Experience working in small diverse teams

PDF version of job description is also available here.

Recruitment Flow

  • Entry

    Download, fill and send application documents to info@pdas.co.jp

  • 1st selection

    Document screening
  • 2nd selection

    Interview (online or in-person)
  • Final selection

    Work trial on-site ※2 days, 1 nights
  • Job offer

    Start date confirmation

※After accepting entries, we will send e-mail from "pdas.co.jp". Please set receive setting of domain.

※If you do not receive the email, please contact us at info@pdas.co.jp

Recruitment briefing video (Previous year, in Japanese language only)

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FAQ

Q1. There are at least a 2 days, 1 night stay on site during screening process. Will I have reimbursement for travel and accommodation?
Candidate will be responsible for his or her own travel and accommodation (no reimbursement).
Q2. What will I do during work trial?
Candidate will be working directly within relevant areas inside PDAS. For example, assisting in data analysis of test flights, conducting test-fire experiment, assembling avionics components, write flight control program, conduct case study for spaceport, etc.
Q3. Will I be relocated outside headquarters? If yes, where would I be relocated?
Candidate may have to relocate to Okinawa (Miyako-jima/Shimoji-shima) for a period of time during flight tests. However, possibility for permanent posting in Okinawa is low.
Q4. What kind of benefits is offered?
Social insurance and Employee’s Pension Insurance available.
Q5. Where is the location of employment
You will be assigned to PD Aerospace R&D Center (Minato Honmachi, Hekinan City, Aichi Prefecture).
We plan to expand domestically and internationally depending on development phase, which might affect work location.
Q6. When can I can start?
Starting date will be decided based on candidate's current employment situation.
Generally, candidate will receive job offer from PD Aerospace, declare resignation to current employer, and start 1 or 2 months after declaring resignation.
(Some candidates do early start using leftover paid leave)

FAQ

Q1. There are at least a 2 days, 1 night stay on site during screening process. Will I have reimbursement for travel and accommodation?
Candidate will be responsible for his or her own travel and accommodation (no reimbursement).
Q2. What will I do during work trial?
Candidate will be working directly within relevant areas inside PDAS. For example, assisting in data analysis of test flights, conducting test-fire experiment, assembling avionics components, write flight control program, conduct case study for spaceport, etc.
Q3. Will I be relocated outside headquarters? If yes, where would I be relocated?
Candidate may have to relocate to Okinawa (Miyako-jima/Shimoji-shima) for a period of time during flight tests. However, possibility for permanent posting in Okinawa is low.
Q4. What kind of benefits is offered?
Social insurance and Employee’s Pension Insurance available.
Q5. Where is the location of employment
You will be assigned to PD Aerospace R&D Center (Minato Honmachi, Hekinan City, Aichi Prefecture).
We plan to expand domestically and internationally depending on development phase, which might affect work location.
Q6. When can I can start?
Starting date will be decided based on candidate's current employment situation.
Generally, candidate will receive job offer from PD Aerospace, declare resignation to current employer, and start 1 or 2 months after declaring resignation.
(Some candidates do early start using leftover paid leave)

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