We are currently seeking a Composite Design Engineer, I to join our team.
We are seeking a hands-on composite design engineer to join our team developing a solar-electric-powered aircraft. You will support various company projects and programs across the entire life cycle of product development and design of all-electric aircraft. This position will be an integral part of the structures team working on composite aircraft, including design of airframe structure, material selection, as well as interfacing of those structures with various aircraft subsystems.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Produce airframe structural configuration layouts and detail designs including preliminary sizing, materials selection, interface definition for parts and assemblies employing both metallic and composite materials.
Create and update 3D CAD models and 2D CAD drawings of designs.
Design analysis with specialized computer tools.
Prepare detail design packages for review and release to support FAA certification.
Evaluate static, fatigue, ground and flight-testing activities.
Prepare detailed structural & materials test requirements including test plans and results reports.
Create reports and contribute to periodic design reviews to ensure designs meet company requirements.
Support program reviews. Contribute to proposals, reports, and presentations where structural engineering is relevant.
Maintain objectivity and composure under pressure.
Be agile and open to deal with shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
Required Qualifications & Background
US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card) required due to ITAR
BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering. MS a plus. Relevant hands-on/manufacturing experience a plus.
0-2 years of demonstrated experience in aerospace structural composite engineering. LSA or FAR 23 certification experience a plus.
Background in fiberglass and carbon composites design, including: composites stacking sequence, lamination theory, honeycomb core, bonded assemblies, manufacturing, fabrication processes and machining operations.
Understanding of aircraft composite materials a plus.
Experience with 3D CAD software and composite ply definition.
Hands on experience with the composite part manufacturing and assembly a plus.
Design experience with primary and secondary aircraft composite structures a plus.
Education / experience or aircraft subsystems in R&D environment a plus.
Demonstrated ability to use MS Office applications.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Some travel required.
This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship.
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: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com 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, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may appy.