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Engineering Development Technician II

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

Engineering Development Technician II

Location

Simi Valley, CA

Employment type

Regular - Full Time

ID

1603

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Summary

The Engineering Development Technician II will have the opportunity to work on a variety of advanced unmanned system prototypes to develop solutions for a variety of defense and commercial applications. The Engineering Development Technician will be responsible for assisting projects and programs with the building, integration, documentation and maintenance of Test Systems. This takes many forms, from the building of small components, tools and test fixtures, to the full assembly and upkeep of complete Test Systems. The ideal candidate is an experienced electronic technician experienced supporting a Test Engineering team in new test system development and also supporting the operation.

Position Responsibilities

Interface with the test engineering team to help streamline design and build test system from initial conception from either verbal instructions or hand sketches.

Use a variety of test equipment and other items including 3D printers, as well as a variety of internal laboratory tools. Requires use of soldering iron to assist with electrical assembly.

Meet scheduled timelines and, in some cases, aggressive deadlines to have test system, test harnesses and fixtures ready for project milestones.

Effectively document important processes and build techniques for successful readiness of equipment and transition of responsibilities to other individuals

Follow engineering designs and building concepts/prototypes and assist with testing and data collection.

Having substantial understanding of the job, applies knowledge & skills to complete wide range of tasks.

Work on assignments that moderately difficult but recognizes the need to think outside the box for effective solutions.

Completes new assignments with little instruction and receives little instruction on routine work.

Position requires general upkeep and setup of test areas for projects and prototyping. This includes ordering equipment, maintaining tools, and being proactive on safety issues/concerns.

Fabricate cable assemblies from simple to complex, which may include crimping, slicing, and soldering.

Responsible for creating engineering documentation (schematics, mechanical drawing, Bill of Materials. Wiring diagrams, etc.

Engineering Change Order release of documentation.

Support calibration database and routine calibration of equipment.

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

Other duties as assigned

Special Requirements

U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology or similar major or equivalent.

Minimum of 2 - 4 years of technical experience (emphasis in electronics) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Experienced building fixtures, tools and parts or electrical devices.

Experienced in troubleshooting of electronics to sub-assemblies and/or to component level.

Experienced in development of build/assembly documentation

Requires local/domestic travel (both driving and flying) to contract manufacturer & repair sites.

Must have a valid Driver’s license and clean driving record.

Periods of development may require long irregular hours around deadlines, weekends and some holidays.

Requires general proficiency with Microsoft Office Software and general computer skills

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

Higher education is desired

3D printing experience is desired

Exposure and use of 3D modeling and programming software (such as Solidworks/SURFCAM) desired

Demonstrated familiarity with aircraft and/or Remote Control (R/C) experience

Proficient through training and/or experience using tools such as Solidworks, Altium and Visio.

Ability to read and understand schematics is desired

Interprets instructions given by engineering team (verbal or written), asking for clarity where needed, and updating or generation of documentation, which could include drawings and procedures.

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

Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products.

Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

Ability to move and/or carry heavy equipment.

Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds as well as objects of varying sizes and shapes for shipment to and set up at various contract manufacturers and repair sites.

Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and/or telephone keyboard

Ability to work in a manufacturing environment

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). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract requirements 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: 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.

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 appy.

To view our CCPA Privacy Policy click here: https://www.avinc.com/legal/ccpa-privacy-policy

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