Mechanical Engineer III

April 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$95,846 - $143,770
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Contract Type:Other
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Job Description


The Mechanical Engineer III applies engineering techniques to design, install, modify, analyze, repair and test tools, engines, machines and other mechanically functioning equipment. This individual will be a part of a design team focused on development of the next generation UAV systems and their subsystems. This includes all levels and facets of design from conceptual clear through the detailed design and will include building and testing of these systems.

Position Responsibilities

  • Designs structural components, electro-mechanical design, payload mechanical design, ground equipment mechanical design, launching systems, flight control actuators integration, thermal analysis, prototype hardware development, tooling and fixtures design
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports. Assists project managers with the planning and scheduling of engineering work
  • Confers with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information
  • Develop manufacturing drawings and bills of materials for components and assemblies using industry drafting standards
  • Researches and analyzes customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Support design reviews, assist project managers with the planning and scheduling of engineering work, and support manufacturing & suppliers with the production of components & assemblies
  • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways while applying company policies and procedures. Completes assigned tasks within project schedule and budget
  • Demonstrates full understanding of the specialization of role and can research/re-engineer to propose alternate solutions to fairly complex issues
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Makes decisions that have some impact on project costs and schedule. Provides articulate, accurate instructions and guidance to lower level Engineers as well as team members outside the department
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • 5 - 8 years of experience designing complex mechanical systems with demonstrated transition to hardware
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience in designing the following types of parts: machined parts, simple composite parts, plastic injection molded parts, sheet metal parts, wire assemblies, mechanical assemblies
  • Hands-on building/prototyping experience as it pertains to lightweight miniature robotic systems or similar
  • Experience designing electro-mechanical systems with thermodynamic constraints
  • Demonstrated competence in mechanical engineering process and design/analysis tools
  • Proven experience in creating engineering drawings in compliance with ASME Y14.100 Engineering Drawing Practices, Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and other applicable ASME Y14 series standards Proficient at Solidworks as well as office software such as MS Office
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Demonstrates ability to work independently with little supervision. Shares ideas and experiences with others, solicits feedback and asks relevant questions
  • 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
  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Consistently demonstrates teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
  • Physical Demands

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

    $95,846 - $143,770

    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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