Aeromechanical Engineer, Sr. Staff

March 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:$148,800 - $253,200
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The Sr. Staff Aeromechanical Design Engineer is a key member of an air vehicle IPT team of small UAV systems for both mil.y and commercial applications. Within this position, one's primary duties are focused on:

  • Leads an engineering team in the design and development of UAS products and subsystems
  • 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 designs
  • Conducts informal and formal presentations
  • Uses scientific and engineering principals to assess deficiencies in any given design and the impact of potential changes
  • Makes complex decisions to meet stated and derived requirements
  • Responsible for completing assigned tasks within project schedule and budget
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to others in both their discipline and on company values
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Minimum of 12 - 15 years' experience in a progressive technical 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 mil.y electronics products
  • Demonstrated understanding of metallic, plastic and composite material properties
  • Demonstrated ability to solve basic structural dynamics problems
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required
  • 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 processes
  • Experienced with: mechanical, lab, field, flight, and environmental testing
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering configuration management processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work with high-level program requirements, organize, schedule and delegate tasks to an engineering team
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Advanced degree is preferred
  • Experience with SolidWorks EPDM, Agile PLM, and MATLAB a plus is preferred
  • Possesses the creativity and interest to invent and improve vehicle systems
  • Hands-on experience with metal and composite fabrication and 3D printing is highly desirable
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills and able to communicate effectively with the intended audience
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and able to work well with others across disciplines
  • Demonstrates effective presentation skills for formal reviews both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated familiarity with UAVs and related engineering design processes highly desirable
  • Demonstrated familiarity with electro-mechanical/mechanism design, aerodynamics, “data engineering” (instrumentation/data acquisition/data analysis) would be a considerable advantage
  • Knowledge and experience of analytical techniques and tools for FEA, Thermal, Aerodynamics, would be an advantage
  • 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
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $148,800 - $253,200

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    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: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

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