Senior Reliability Engineer

June 04, 2023
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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 Senior Reliability Engineer is responsible for the overall Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) approach for AeroVironment's Unmanned Air Vehicles and Ground Support Equipment. This position will be a part of the Systems Engineering team, working directly with the Program Chief Engineer, Program Management, and Flight Operations team to develop and refine the RAM program. This position is expected to be the RAM lead for UAS programs within AeroVironment, including ownership of generation and maintenance of contract deliverables).

Position Responsibilities

  • Is the technical lead for programs with the Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MUAS) group, with regards to Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM), requiring minimal oversight from leadership.
  • Engages with Program Chief Engineer and/or customer to understand and develop a success plan for achieving system and program requirements
  • Evaluates customer-provided documentation for compliance with requirements; and identifies system impacts, cost, schedule, and technical performance risks
  • Originates and develops analysis methods to determine reliability of components, equipment, and processes
  • Creates and maintains necessary customer documentation, such as requirements, RAM plan, and reliability models in DID-compliant CDRL format
  • Prepares technical presentations, and reports for technical design reviews/boards.
  • Works with internal and external customers leads to facilitate the resolution of technical issues, which may include formal root cause analysis efforts - FRACAS.
  • Supports development and refinement of system safety tools such as FMECA (Failure Modes and Criticality Analysis), FHA (Failure Hazard Analysis), and SAR (Safety Assessment Report)
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field.
  • 7 years of engineering experience in Component or Reliability Engineering
  • Experience with FMECA/MTTR/MTBF and spares calculations in Windchill or equivalent.
  • Can effectively assess root causes to critical issues, and contribute to sustainability and reliability of products
  • Demonstrates full understanding & knowledge of engineering principles in the technical discipline
  • Ability to generate presentations and present reliability information and findings to a review board in a business setting
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET DoD clearance.
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Development and execution of a RAM program in accordance with MIL- HDBK-189C
  • Development of RAM calculations in accordance with NSWC-11
  • Familiarity with RAM predictions in accordance with MIL-HDBK-217F
  • Previous execution of MIL-STD-882E system safety tasks
  • Proven success leading efforts to support a DoD Program of Record
  • Proven success collaborating with Electrical, Software, Mechanical and other System Engineers to define system architecture and requirements
  • Experience in trade studies and requirements/interface definitions.
  • Master's degree in an Engineering field.
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to walk around the facility on a regular basis to facilitate communication, coordinate tasks and resolve issues.
  • Travel required to domestic US sites – up to 25%.

  • 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)
  • AeroVironment considers several factors, 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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