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AeroMechanical Engineering Manager

Company: AeroVironment International
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Job Description:

AeroMechanical Engineering Manager Location Simi Valley, CA Employment type Regular - Full Time ID 269 Apply Now 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 an AeroMechanical Engineering Manager to join our TUAS (Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems) team. The Aero-Mechanical Manager is an experienced individual within the aerospace, technology or related industry with extensive knowledge performing their function in a fast-paced organization. As a member of the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System's Engineering management team, the Aero-Mechanical Manager participates in executing the overall strategic technology roadmap that will drive the business growth in an very competitive market space. The successful candidate will be responsible for building a functional organization that has the capabilities and capacities to meet the business needs. In addition, the candidate will be expected to manage a group of Aerospace and mechanical engineering professionals, including budget planning, staffing, training, performance evaluation and career development. The Aero-Mechanical Manager will manage the design and development of new Unmanned Aircraft System products as well as product changes and enhancements. Job Duties and Responsibilities include: Must be able to provide clear and concise communication (written and oral), as well as provide professional presentations Mentor other engineers in the team Responsible for managing resources to meet project demands Plans workload for aero-mechanical design activities Provides technical expertise and guidance to team to meet guidelines for DfX Maintains a high level of customer satisfaction with both internal and external customers Utilize modeling based design and promote the culture of design for manufacturing Be the connection point between design, manufacturing, and quality engineering team Be able to convert a developed concept into a manufacturable design with high quality Required Qualifications & Background Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Masters preferred. Minimum of 10 years experience in Aero-Mechanical field with a minimum of 5 years in a managerial role Implements methods to plan, track progress and remain on schedule and proposes strategies for further efficiency Anticipates problems and develops sound solutions through implementation of action plans to ensure success Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills Drives for results, action oriented Displays organizational and leadership skills Strong knowledge and experience of aerospace mechanical systems specially fuselage, flight control systems, and composite materials Understanding of thermal management for electronic systems Experience with cad software for 3D models and 2D drawings (SolidWorks preferred) Experience with configuration management Working knowledge of Multi-Disciplinary-Analysis & Optimization (MDAO) Working knowledge of Model Based Engineering 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 We also encourage you to review our company website at 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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