**PDS Tech is seeking a Placard & Part Making Tech I for an open position in Savannah, GA.**
+ Under direct supervision, create and produce placards, identification plates, vinyl spray painting masks, and perform wire stamping, may include final placard installation. Tech 1 is entry level with focus on Category 1 equipment below.
**Principal Duties and Responsibilities:**
+ Required to read and interpret Completions customer specifications and engineering drawings / specifications to determine the proper color, font, dimension, and materials required. to create and install aircraft placards or identification plates, and to create spray masking, as well as perform wire stamping.
+ Use Adobe Illustrator, pdf files and Gerber Omega software to accurately draw, layout, and produce aircraft placards. Additional software or machine operating systems may become required. as equipment needs dictate.
+ Use sign cutting equipment to produce masking per Exterior Markings Drawings requirements for exterior paint application on Gulfstream aircraft.
+ Produce placards that require foreign languages to meet foreign aircraft registration requirements.
+ Maintain proper documentation of all work to include traceability of materials used during manufacturing to ensure compliance with all inspection and FAA requirements.
+ Use precision tools to verify fabricated placards and identification plates meet all engineering requirements which may include installation.
+ Operating Equipment Categories: Category 1: Programmable Gerber or other foil printer. Category 2: Programmable sign cutting equipment, Programmable engraver. Category 3: Miscellaneous equipment: Wire stamper, Inkjet printer, etc.
+ Performs daily maintenance on equipment used.
+ Complies with all standard operating procedures as well as safety and housekeeping policies.
+ Adapts to sudden changes in schedule and priorities.
+ Contributes to developing and implementing process improvements that improve safety and reduce cost using Lean Six Sigma and other process improvement techniques.
+ Monitors and maintains department materials inventory.
+ Monitors aircraft schedules to support materials requirement.
**Education and Experience Requirements:**
+ High School Diploma or GED required.
+ 1 year Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications that are specific to producing placards, ID plates, spray masks and wire stamping.
+ Computer experience required.
+ Graphic design experience preferred.
+ Possess a working knowledge of the Gulfstream Policies and Procedures manual, Inspection Procedures manual, and pertinent Process Specifications.
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.