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Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Company: AeroVironment, Inc.
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: May 24, 2023

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Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering page is loaded Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering Apply locations Petaluma, CA time type Full time posted on Posted 30 Days Ago job requisition id 3774 Worker Type Regular
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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. Summary
The Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering is an experienced individual within the aerospace, technology, or related industry with extensive knowledge performing one's function, focused on the development of the next generation UAV systems and their subsystems. As a member of the Engineering management team, this position is responsible for executing the strategic technology roadmap that will drive the business growth in a very competitive market space. This will include all levels and facets of design from conceptual design through the detailed design and will include building and testing of these systems. This position is responsible for building a functional organization that has the capabilities and capacities to meet the business needs. Position Responsibilities

  • Manages a group of mechanical aerospace engineering professionals, including budget planning, staffing, training, performance evaluation, and career development.
  • Provides support and mentorship to engineers across a wide portfolio of development projects.
  • Manages the design and development of new Unmanned Aircraft System products as well as product changes and enhancements
  • Directly supports the development of active projects as well as generation of concepts and material for emerging opportunities including proposals for new projects.
  • Responsible for managing resources to meet project demands by planning workload for aeromechanical design activities
  • Provides technical expertise and guidance to team to meet guidelines for DfX (manufacturing, cost, reliability, maintenance, etc.)
  • Maintains a high level of customer satisfaction with both internal and external customers
  • Utilizes modeling-based design and promote the culture of design for manufacturing
  • Serves as connection point between design, manufacturing, and quality engineering team
  • Frequently interacts with customers and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas
  • Assists with communicating business priorities as it relates to team's area of responsibilities in order to help facilitate a clear vision of priorities and risks.
  • Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, and work plans Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
    • Minimum of 12+ years' experience in Mechanical or Aerospace field, of which a minimum of 5 years designing, analyzing, and maintaining complex mechanical systems with demonstrated transition to deployment of hardware
    • Minimum of 5 years in a managerial/supervisory role
    • Experienced and knowledgeable of aerospace mechanical systems specially aerostructures, flight control systems, propulsion systems, and composite materials
    • Experienced with CAD software for 3D models and 2D drawings (SolidWorks preferred)
    • Experienced with configuration management in a PLM-based system (Agile preferred)
    • Experienced with test and measurement techniques in an Aerospace and Defense
    • Demonstrated ownership, accountability, and success to deliver products that meet requirements on time and on budget. Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
      • Master's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is preferred
      • Demonstrated success with DoD acquisition or development programs
      • Demonstrates competency in converting a developed concept into a high-quality, manufacturable design
      • Demonstrates competency in implementing Agile methods and tools (JIRA) to plan, track progress and remain on schedule and proposes strategies for further efficiency
      • Skilled at anticipating problems and develops sound solutions through implementation of action plans to ensure success
      • Drives for results, action oriented. Displays organizational and leadership skills
      • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances
      • Inspires, motivates, and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees
      • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change
      • Assesses the degree of risk and opportunity in plans or actions and takes appropriate action to mitigate them or makes plans to build on the opportunity
      • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships
      • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
      • Willingness and Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance/US citizenship preferred Physical Demands
        • Ability to work in an office and production environment (Constant)
        • Ability to support field testing and integration assignments. (Infrequently)
        • 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: $144,000 - $216,000 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: .We also encourage you to review our company website at 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. ITAR U.S. Citizenship required About Us ABOUT US At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.
          -Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.

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