UAS Mechanical Engineer II

San Clemente, CA 92673

Posted: 02/03/2020 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80488

Job Description

Our Client is looking for an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Mechanical Engineer. As the UAS Mechanical Engineer, you will be a key member of the air vehicle integrated product team for UAS for both military and commercial markets. You will work with a multi-disciplinary internal team to resolve design and fabrication challenges, develop and fabricate all aspects of vehicle design from initial concepts to complete production-ready design, and you will be part of a fast-paced start-up culture to get UAS to market. A UAS Mechanical Engineer II should be well versed in UAS product design, structurally efficient designs, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, thermal management, electronics integration, assembly integration and testing of UAS, and support the flight test team. Mechanical Engineering is an integral part of the flight vehicle and also requires deep care and attention to detail in order to fulfill our mission.
Candidates must have a positive attitude, empathy, self-awareness, and a desire to continually improve/learn. The preferred candidate will sweat the small stuff, have a strong sense of ownership, and a curiosity to understand how things work, even if they take you outside your area of expertise.

Job Requirements

  • On time, On Quality
  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field and 5+ years relevant experience
  • Hands on experience and an in-depth knowledge of aerospace products and fabrication
  • Demonstrated competency in solving mechanics, kinematics, and thermodynamics problems
  • Experience with designing machined parts, tools, composite parts, injection parts, sheet metal parts, wire assemblies, and mechanical assemblies for low, medium and high-volume manufacturing processes
  • Able to solve basic structural dynamics problems
  • Communicate changes and deviations to Manufacturing by releasing revisions, red-lines and Engineering Orders through Senior Engineers
  • Strong motivation to help invent and improve UAS vehicle systems
  • High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomous
  • Target-oriented, driven workstyle with analytic problem-solving skills required
  • Able to communicate clearly with staff at all levels.
  • Motivation to document work and close out projects
  • 3 – 9 years experience in composites, manufacturing, tool design, and other light weight structures design
  • 3 – 9 years experience in mechanical or aircraft design using composites, metallics, or plastics
Preferred Skills and Competencies
  • Systems engineering knowledge and experience of implementation
  • Supporting new business activities and proposal writing
  • Surface modeling within various CAD programs
  • Mentoring of junior engineers
Solidworks and CATIA experience
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