Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI) is the largest manufacturer of foundation dynamic testing
equipment in the world. The firm was founded in 1972 following pioneering research at
Case Western Reserve University in dynamic pile testing and the invention of the Pile
(PDA). PDI has a team of civil engineers, electronic engineers and
software developers who continue to improve and expand its product line and
capabilities in addition to offering deep foundation educational programs. The company
has a wide network of sales representatives spread from Asia to Europe to South
America resulting in the use of PDI products in more than 100 countries throughout the
Pile Dynamics, Inc. (www.pile.com) maintains its corporate headquarters in Cleveland
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The deep foundation testing industry is a specialized field in which Pile Dynamics
is the industry leader in terms of knowledge, skill, innovation and size due to its
unique history and connection to some of the founders of modern dynamic
testing. Since our inception, this testing sector has been growing consistently and
PDI with it.
PDI is dedicated to pursuing excellence in quality assurance methods by
providing quality products with quality service for the deep foundation industry.
PDI understands itself as developing the next frontiers in deep foundation testing
technology and practice.
PDI maintains a small firm attitude despite the fact that it has global sales. This
allows for a collegial and positive atmosphere despite the challenges of its
technology and work schedule.
The considerable increase in sales over the years requires that more training be
performed, both for new users and for refresher courses.
Responsible for conducting trainings on all types of PDI equipment and software
in conjunction with other PDI training staff. This also includes providing client
Assist in product development and marketing consistent with PDI requirements.
Level of Supervision
Proactive interaction with training, engineering, sales/marketing and related
support departments to ensure on-time customer service needs are met or
exceeded as well as organizational plans and goals. Reports to PDI Training
Training of new system users and review training for current system users.
Trainings are mostly performed in Cleveland, though some clients may prefer
training at their location. Therefore, domestic and international travel is required.
Develop and improve training systems and approaches to improve their efficacy
and efficiency, including the application of new technological training methods.
Provide client support including answering queries from users and providing
Participate in seminars and workshops being presented by PDI both domestically
and internationally. A minimum of one international trip per year in this context
and to support PDI representatives in their regions should be expected (in
addition to training trips).
Work with PDI’s international representatives in meeting with clients and
government agencies to promote PDI products and methods.
Assist in product development by checking new hardware and software (and
offering alpha-tester suggestions for improvement) and checking
hardware/software changes. This could include field testing equipment/software
on actual sites.
Write or update operation manuals as well as online help files.
Work on other code activities (such as IBC) or trade association committees,
including travel to meetings if required, to promote testing activity that is
beneficial and necessary to assure quality foundations.
Write at least one technical paper or trade magazine article per year (can include
Provide occasional testing services on construction sites including offshore
Fully knowledgeable of all PDI methods, equipment and software with an
aptitude for easily learning new products. A minimum of two (2) years of testing
experience with PDI products is required.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both oral and written, and on
individual, small group and large seminar basis (including the effective use of
visual aids for teaching purposes). Candidate must be able to demonstrate
teaching ability and vision.
Ability to communicate and interface effectively with persons from any cultural
background or context, especially in a teaching context.
Ability to conduct trainings and presentations in Spanish or Chinese,
Master Level or higher on the PDCA/PDI Proficiency Test preferred.
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or higher is preferred, though a candidate
with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and strong experience will also be
Organizational skills are a premium and the ability to execute in a timely manner
Must be willing to travel and without restrictions to anywhere in the world.
Must be self-motivated and have a driven character.
This is a full-time, salaried position.
Benefits: PDI offers medical & dental insurance as well as long-term disability
and life insurance. Paid vacation and holidays as well as inclusion in the PDI
401(k) and ESOP retirement plans.