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Sr. AeroMechanical Engineer

Company: AeroVironment International
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Job Description:



Sr. AeroMechanical Engineer



Location



Simi Valley, CA



Employment type



Regular - Full Time



ID

243




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Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.


We are currently seeking a Sr. AeroMechanical Engineer to join our (Tactical - UAS) TUAS team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the role of the aerodynamics and vehicle configuration engineer of small UAVs for both commercial and military applications. Primary duties are focused on trade studies and initial development of a UAV platform.

The main aspects of these job duties are as follows:


  • Define the overall OML shape of the vehicle (i.e. airfoil, wing sizing & drag trade-offs)

  • Coordinate with systems engineer to size propulsion system. Working knowledge of brushless DC motors, lithium batteries is a plus.

  • Configure the major weight and space consuming components (i.e. motors, payload and batteries). Define and tabulate the mass properties of the vehicle in various configurations.

  • Design vehicle interfaces.

  • Develop landing & flight loads

  • Experience with rotor heads and actuators is also a plus.

  • Proficiency with SolidWorks, Excel, Word and PowerPoint is a must.

  • Hands on experience with composite fabrication and 3D printing is highly desirable.

    Required Qualifications & Background


    • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

    • 8 years of experience in aerodynamic design and analysis within an engineering organization

    • Proficient at Solidworks.

    • CFD using Ansys Fluent is a highly desirable.

    • Wind tunnel model and test experience is highly desirable.

    • Experience with Solidworks EPDM and Agile PLM is a plus.

      Other Qualifications and Responsibilities


      • Able to excel in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties.

      • Display a strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives.

      • Can work from high-level program requirements, organize, schedule and delegate tasks to an engineering team.

      • Good written and verbal communication skills and able to communicate effectively with intended audience.

      • Good interpersonal skills and able to work well with others across disciplines

      • Good presentation skills for formal reviews both internally and externally.---

      • Familiarity with UAVs and related engineering design processes highly desirable.




        Additional Requirement: This position requires you have access to data and technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. To meet this qualification you must be a current U.S. Person and provide documentation as such. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship.

        Benefits: AV offers a great benefits package, 401K with company matching, and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.

        We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.

        Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

        What We Do

        Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

        AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


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