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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Aerovironment
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:


We have an exciting opportunity for a hands-on Aerospace Engineer to join our team and work directly with the engineering design team to produce new and modified designs. Coordinates activities with production planning to ensure products meet quality & performance standards while minimizing production inefficiencies and cost. This position will be based out of our Arcturus UAV facility in Petaluma, CA

Position Responsibilities

  • Design of production assets to allow effective product build
  • Work with design team to make design for product recommendations
  • Mark-up and correct drawings
  • Product Development support and participation as required
  • Engineering tasks will range from the design of one-off lab set-ups to low-mid volume production products, most often requiring designs from a systems-level and component level.
  • Must be eager and willing to learn the fundamentals of unfamiliar technologies and concepts quickly and be comfortable working in a very dynamic setting with scientists and engineers.
  • The ability to multi-task and seamlessly transition between different projects is essential.
  • The majority of the engineering tasks will be performed independently as the sole responsible mechanical engineer on multi-disciplinary teams, and so the selected individual should be a self-starter and willing to take full responsibility in delivering a fully-functional and quality product.
  • Well versed in a variety of manufacturing processes including machining, rapid prototyping and composite lay-up.

Special Requirements

U.S. Citizenship required

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering preferably within an aerospace or aviation discipline.
  • 5+ years of design experience in an R&D and/or product development capacity focusing on electronic-mechanical systems
  • Experience with development, maintenance and modification of mechanism system and component designs, using 3-D Computer Aided Design tools
  • Experience with design for manufacturing and production processes (injection molding, casting)
  • Capable of producing manufacturing drawings
  • Experience designing mechanical assemblies
  • Experience with machine design, specifically for electronic assemblies
  • Advanced proficiency in solid modeling using Solidworks

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Creativity, strong problem-solving skills, excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills are essential

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift and/or pull 50 lbs without restriction
  • Must be able to stand and walk for continuous periods of time
  • Must have excellent hand-eye coordination; be able to perform repetitive hand movements; good visual acuity to perform detailed tasks
  • Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and ongoing as required

Keywords: Aerovironment, Petaluma , Mechanical Engineer, Other , Petaluma, California

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