AeroVironment Mechanical Engineer Lead in Monrovia, California

Position Description

Mechanical Engineer Lead

Location Monrovia, CA

Employment type Regular - Full Time

ID 161

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test 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 40 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones, pioneered today’s advanced EV charging technologies, 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 solutions from small UAS and tactical missile systems to tomorrow’s electric vehicle charging and test systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer Lead to join our EES team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Mechanical Engineering Lead will be part of the development team focused on developing the next generation of our Electric Vehicle Support Equipment and Power Cycling and Test Systems. This individual will be responsible for end-to-end development production design of power cycling product, from Concept development through support of production release. Work collaboratively within a team structure to maximize design leverage across a family of products. Apply mechanical and commercial expertise to design efforts in conceptualization, modeling, DFx, detailed design and release, and manufacturing support. Mentor and lead a team of mechanical engineers and designers. Work to ensure full mechanical team utilizes best practices in mechanical and electro-mechanical design and work directly with manufacturing engineers and tooling partners to optimize design and manufactured part needs.

Required Qualifications & Background

  • Proficient in SolidWorks.

  • Proficiency designing electro-mechanical components and assemblies in SolidWorks

  • 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.

  • Experience creating the following types of drawings: machined parts drawings, plastic injection molded part drawings, sheet metal fabrication drawings, source control drawings, specification control drawings, wire assembly drawings, and mechanical assembly drawings.

  • Experience in the creation and release of Engineering Change Orders.

  • Familiarity with UL standards and design requirements a plus.

  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work well with others across disciplines

  • Good presentation skills for internal reviews

  • Contributes to meeting project cost and schedule

  • Able to make design decisions to meet stated requirements

  • Knowledge of appropriate design and simulation tools and validation techniques

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. To meet this qualification you must be a current U.S. Person and provide documentation as such. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship.

AV offers a great benefits package, 401K with company matching, and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our benefits please visit . We also encourage you to review our company website atto learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

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 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 and , as well as its .

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, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.