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Engineering Development Technician II

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Job Description:

Engineering Development Technician II Location Simi Valley, CA Employment type Regular - Full Time ID 1714 Apply Now 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 and maintenance of aircraft and other robotic systems. This takes many forms, from the building of small components, tools and test fixtures, to the full assembly and upkeep of complete prototype systems. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker to work on rapid prototypes for the quick evaluation of new ideas and concepts. Position Responsibilities Conduct mechanical and electrical testing and troubleshooting of integrated systems Use a variety of machine shop tools and other items including CNC mills, 3D printers, as well as a variety of internal laboratory tools. Requires use of soldering iron to assist with electrical assembly Assist with designing and conducting tests including experiments, ground testing and flight testing Meet scheduled timelines and, in some cases, aggressive deadlines to have hardware 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. Often times the designs may be incomplete and will require independent design and back and forth communication to finalize and prototype 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 development spaces and test areas for projects and prototyping. This includes ordering equipment, maintaining tools, and being proactive on safety issues/concerns Other duties as assigned Special Requirements U.S Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) or asylee/refugee as defined by 8 U.S.C.b(a)(3) required. Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience) High School diploma or GED equivalent and/or equivalent certificate from a technical school Minimum of 2 - 4 years of technical experience (emphasis in machining, composites, rapid prototyping environment and electronics) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience Demonstrated familiarity with aircraft and/or Remote Control (R/C) experience Experienced building fixtures, tools and parts or electrical devices Experienced using machine shop tools and shows proficiency with these systems Experienced in development of build/assembly documentation Requires local/domestic travel (both driving and flying) to test site locations and participating in development testing 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 and in field test environments Requires general proficiency with Microsoft Office Software and general computer skills Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies Higher education is desired Welding certifications are desired Candidate may have the opportunity to receive FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot---s license but not required Experience working with composites, either wet layup or prepreg materials, is desired 3D printing experience is desired Exposure and use of 3D modeling and programming software (such as Solidworks/SURFCAM) desired Exposure to 3D additive manufacturing technology is desired Demonstrates knowledge of basic electrical wiring and troubleshooting is desired Skills as a machinist and with GD&T 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 Requires manual dexterity and ability to effectively use machining tools, both manual and automated Requires use of soldering iron to assist with electrical assembly Ability to move and/or carry heavy equipment Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, both hot and cold, and varying terrains Ability to meet California laws governing the acceptable use of a respirator Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds as well as objects of varying sizes and shapes for shipment to and set up at various customer training 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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