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AeroVironment Careers
    Aerovironment Inc
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
    Aerospace and Defense
    Full Time
    2+ to 5 Years
    Bachelor's Degree
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
14-057: Aeromechanical Engineer II, Associate
AeroVironment (AV) is a rapidly growing technology solutions provider focusing on leading edge unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems. Named as one of the top 15 “Cool Companies” to work for by Fortune magazine, we are looking for creative, committed, and visionary team members who are passionate about contributing to our customers’ success. Founded in 1971, AV is built upon four decades of harnessing human power to achieve breakthroughs in science, engineering, and customer productivity. AV’s late founder, Dr. Paul MacCready, named by Time magazine as one of the “greatest minds of the 20th century,” instilled a spirit of boundless imagination that drives our organization today. Be a part of the team that has a record of breaking records. AV developed the world’s highest flying airplane; developed the world’s most widely used unmanned aircraft system; and has seven vehicles displayed in the Smithsonian. AV also proposed and then co-developed the first modern electric car; designed and built the breakthrough solar-powered car that won the inaugural World Solar Challenge road race; installed thousands of charging stations for electric vehicles worldwide; and is building an electric vehicle ecosystem to redefine the way we drive.

  • Conducts general engineering and design of aero-mechanical systems on UAVs including development, testing, and documentation.
  • Design aircraft tooling from component/subsystem specifications.
  • Develop CAD drawings for components, use industry standards to generate drawings, and maintain detailed drawing trees.
  • Conduct engineering analysis required to size/design/integrate/fly aircraft systems.
  • Work closely with other engineers, technicians, and vendors/suppliers in the design of components, processes and tooling.
  • Use established engineering drawing configuration control systems.
  • Support flight test operations; some traveling may be required; write ground and flight test procedures.
  • Support design reviews, development of manufacturing procedures for designed tooling and components and fabrication of tooling and components.
  • Supports transition of development projects to production through testing and documentation.
  • Build and test prototype systems in order to validate designs.

Required Skills:
  • A BS degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Structural Engineering, or related field or equivalent is required; MS is a plus.
  • 0-3 years in aerodynamics, mechanical systems, structural analysis, material properties, vehicle flight dynamics.
  • Hands on design/build experience; UAV experience is a plus, especially very small scale UAVs (sub 1 lb), R/C airplanes, or other miniature robotic systems.
  • Experience with SolidWorks CAD software, Catia experience also desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills - Team Player.
  • Familiarity with composite aerospace structures design and manufacture is a plus.
  • Must be willing to work on government contracts and ability to obtain security clearance is required.
  • Experience programming in C/C++ desired.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work well with others across disciplines.
  • Able to excel in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Has respect for profit and strives to meet project schedule and budget.
  • Able to comply with company's policies and procedures.


This position requires you have access to data and technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access.

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What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AV designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and efficient electric energy 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. Commercial and governmental entities use AV's clean transportation solutions such as electric vehicle test systems and electric vehicle fast charge systems, as well as its clean energy solutions. More information about AV is available at .

AeroVironment, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
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