AeroMechanical Engineer, Sr.
Simi Valley, CA
Regular - Full Time
The Sr. Aeromechanical Design Engineer is a key member of an air
vehicle IPT team of small UAV systems for both military and
commercial applications. Within this position, one's primary duties
are focused on:
Performs all aspects of vehicle design from initial concept to
complete production-ready design.
Resolution of design challenges and coordination with
multidisciplinary engineering groups.
Builds and tests prototype systems in order to validate
Conducts informal and formal presentations.
Uses scientific and engineering principals to assess
deficiencies in any given design and the impact of potential
Guides and directsvsupport personnel in the preparation of
detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication
Responsible for completing assigned tasks within project
schedule and budget.
May supervise activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
Other duties as assigned
U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or
asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Minimum 8 - 12 years' relevant experience in a technical and
design capacity within an engineering organization
Demonstrated competence in Mechanical Engineering processes and
design/analysis tools, solving Mechanics & Kinematics problems,
solving Thermodynamics problems
Experienced in successfully designing military electronics
products (UAS experience a plus)
Demonstrated understanding of metallic, plastic and composite
Demonstrated ability to solve basic structural dynamics
Proficiency in SolidWorks, Excel, Word and PowerPoint is
Demonstrated understanding of industry design and documentation
standards (GD&T, ASME, Change Control, etc.)
Experienced with designing: machined parts, composite parts,
injection molded parts, sheet metal parts, wire assemblies and
mechanical assemblies for low, medium and high volume manufacturing
Experienced with: mechanical, lab, field, flight, and
Demonstrated understanding of engineering configuration
Experienced with working from high-level program
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
Advanced degree is preferred
Experience with SolidWorks EPDM, Agile PLM, and MATLAB is
Hands-on experience with metal and composite fabrication and 3D
printing is preferred
Demonstrated familiarity with UAVs and related engineering
design processes is preferred
Demonstrated familiarity with electro-mechanical/mechanism
design, aerodynamics, “data engineering” (instrumentation/data
acquisition/data analysis) is preferred
Knowledge and experience of analytical techniques and tools for
FEA, Thermal, Aerodynamics is preferred
Possesses the creativity and interest to invent and improve
vehicle systems and motivated to make things happen
Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills.
Communicates well with the intended audience.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and able to work well
with others across disciplines.
Exhibits strong presentation skills for formal reviews, both
internally and externally.
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
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and
enhance performance of oneself, others and the company
Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment
Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use
hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard
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:
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 –
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.