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Engineering Development Technician II

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

Engineering Development Technician II


Simi Valley, CA

Employment type

Regular - Full Time



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We are currently seeking an Engineering Development Technician II to join our team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operating and maintaining a safe and clean machine/wood/composite shops for engineering

  • Order shop supplies, tooling, fasteners, materials, equipment, & misc. supplies on a day by day basis.

  • Perform quality machining process on manual mills and manual lathes.

  • Subject matter in power tools and hand tools, maintain & repairs shop equipment.

  • Interface with engineering team to help streamline design and build rapid prototypes from initial conception.

  • Fabricate tool fixtures, test fixtures while maintaining a high standard of work practice.

  • Ability to use paints, spray paints and various adhesives.

  • Troubleshoots mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies.

  • Teaches other employees has to use and run shop equipment and tools.

  • Repairs various company models for AV's marketing business units.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

    Required Qualifications & Background

    • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) required due to ITAR

    • High School diploma or equivalent is desirable.

    • 2 to 4 years of progressive technical experience in a rapid prototype/machine shop environment

    • Experience in fabricating using materials such as steel, aluminum, wood & plastics

    • CNC programming and or operating CNC machines recommended - optional

    • Has welding experience using Mig and Tig systems - optional

    • Experience in using epoxies and making small urethane and silicone molds

    • Ability to understand and read CAD drawings.

    • Able to effectively communicate with engineers and others to troubleshoot and provide instructions and recommend potential solutions.

    • Must be able to work in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment.

    • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.

    • Organized, thorough, and engineering-minded with strong attention to detail.

    • Familiarity with Safety and ESD practices is a plus.

    • Model making experience recommended - optional

    • Ability to read blueprints and schematics is desired.

      ITAR Requirement:

      This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship.

      Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule 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.

      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.

      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.

Keywords: AeroVironment, Simi Valley , Engineering Development Technician II, Engineering , Simi Valley, California

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