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Sr. Aeromechanical Engineer

Company: AeroVironment International
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Job Description:



Sr. Aeromechanical Engineer



Location



Simi Valley, CA



Employment type



Regular - Full Time



ID

191




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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 team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Conducts general engineering and design of aero-mechanical systems including development, integration, testing, and documentation.

  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans to support the structural design process by calculating aircraft loads and stiffness/stability requirements using aeroelastic methods on aircraft structures

  • Guide the team in the construction/modification of capable aeroelastic models and nonlinear analysis tools to be used in highly flexible structures

  • Utilize tools to predict structural performance of system over entire operating envelope, including transient maneuvers, gusts and other dynamic load conditions

  • Devise physical testing plans to validate virtual model and vehicle structure performance

  • Inform the team of current regulations and requirements to support airworthiness and certification efforts

  • Support design reviews and work with partners to critically analyze design and analysis of subsystems

  • Support test operations; some travel and weekend work may be required

  • Work closely with other engineers, technicians, and vendors/suppliers in the design of components, processes and tooling.

  • Analyze and estimate design cycle timelines for structural development programs and proposals

    Required Qualifications & Background


    • MS degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Structural Engineering or related field or equivalent is required. PhD is highly desired.

    • 10+ years experience in aircraft structural design and analysis with emphasis on flexible structures. 6-10 yrs experience with PhD.

    • Experience analyzing and testing vehicle rotor or propeller systems highly desiredProven experience modeling systems and handling flutter and divergence instabilities.

    • Experience with designing systems to MIL-810 is highly desired

    • Testing experience performing analysis on physical testing data and hardware

    • Experience with Finite Element Modeling tools. Preference is experience with NASTRAN.

    • Nonlinear structural analysis of composites experience required

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills

    • Familiarity with composite aerospace structures design and manufacture is a plus.

    • Must be willing to work on government contracts and ability to obtain security clearance is required.

    • Able to excel in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment

    • Ability to mentor junior engineers is desired




      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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