Has this topic been abandoned?
Anyway, logically one would think that, if their job required them to deal with the processing of PDS's, they would either be provided with an appropriate set of tools, or would have received some training from their storage team as to how to work with them.
There are many MVS utilities and TSO commands that can deal with PDS's in one way or another. If it were me, and if I had to do this function over and over again, I'd take the time to sit down and learn how to use the ISPF Library Management Services to really be able to interact with the PDS file structures. They are designed specifically for this purpose, so why not take advantage of them?