Mechanical Designer/Drafter II

March 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:$24 - $36
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Job Description

For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.

If you thrive on a culture of relentless problem-solving and invention and want to work for a global front-runner where you tackle real-world challenges, then AeroVironment is the place for you.

Come join our group of innovative thinkers and discover how collaborative efforts produce extraordinary products that touch lives around the world. You can be a part of the team that developed these firsts: a controlled human- powered aircraft, the modern consumer electric car, a tiny hummingbird-like drone and a helicopter that flew on Mars. We also set flight records in near- space with our solar-powered aircraft, and we re-shaped the battlefield with portable, hand-held, tactical drones and loitering munitions. We have cemented our reputation around the world and in record books as unrivaled technological pioneers, including seven innovative vehicles in the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

While engineering for the future is what we do, we are ever-mindful of our strong commitment to purpose — to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. The products and solutions we provide our customers help to save lives and contribute to a more sustainable environment.

Join us to help push beyond the realm of the possible with such future- defining technologies as robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to generate ever-more meaningful actionable intelligence for our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.


The Mechanical ​Designer/Drafter II role assists a team of engineering staff to design components, parts & assemblies, and to create engineering drawings, engineering change orders, bills of materials, and other related engineering documentation. The Designer/Drafter works with engineers and manufacturing personnel to create new designs & drawings, modify existing designs & drawings, document design changes, update bills of materials, and shepherd documents through the configuration management system.

This will be in a hybrid position based out of our Moorpark, CA office

Position Responsibilities

  • Designs mechanical parts, components & assemblies, including composite parts, metallic, and non-metallic
  • Creates and reviews engineering drawings and documents that conform to company and industry drawing standards
  • Analyzes manufacturing tolerances and fabrication methods to help ensure part/assembly manufacturability
  • Applies geometric dimensioning and tolerance
  • Specifies materials, finishes, and workmanship callouts in accordance with industry specifications
  • Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • A minimum of 2 years of related experience with mechanical design and drafting or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Experienced and proficient with SolidWorks EPDM; Demonstrated expertise in SolidWorks CAD
  • Demonstrated competence in designing composite aerospace structures & related composite manufacturing processes
  • Experience should have emphasis on the design of electro-mechanical systems, mechanical assemblies, electronics packaging, composite parts, plastic injected molded parts, tooling & fixtures, and wire assemblies
  • Experienced in creating the following types of drawings: machined parts drawings, composite parts drawings, plastic injection molded part drawings, sheet metal fabrication drawings, source control drawings, specification control drawings, wire assembly drawings, mechanical assembly drawings, and weldment drawings
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry design & documentation standards (GD&T, ASME, Change Control, etc.)
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Vocational or technical school training in related discipline is preferred
  • Hands on design/build UAV experience preferred, especially lightweight RC aircraft or other miniature robotics systems.
  • Experience with Agile PLM preferred
  • Normally receives little instruction on daily work, general instructions on newly introduced assignments
  • Demonstrates substantial understanding of the position and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks
  • Consistently demonstrates strong interpersonal skills to be able to interface with the other group members and departments
  • 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 work in an office environment (Constant)
  • Required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Constant)
  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls. (Frequent)
  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away (Frequent)
  • Occasionally may be required to travel
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $24 - $36

    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. Must be willing to work on government contracts and have the ability to obtain a security clearance.

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