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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Sanford, FL 32771

Posted: 05/03/2024 Industry: Aviation/Aerospace Job Number: 653 Pay Rate: 115,000

Job Description


Dive into the forefront of innovation and join our journey in shaping the future of aerial technology. We are on the lookout for a Senior Mechanical Engineer who is passionate about pushing the boundaries of drone technology. This role is your chance to contribute to the development of cutting-edge multi-rotor drones, blending creativity with technical expertise to drive the evolution from concept to market.

Our team enjoys a vibrant onsite work environment that fosters creativity and teamwork. Immerse yourself in a culture that values relaxation and productivity equally, where your efforts are celebrated with frequent catered meals, engaging team-building activities, and a comprehensive benefits package that takes care of you and your family.

Why You Will Thrive Here:
  • Engage in groundbreaking work on tether-powered drones, UAS, and autonomous solutions.
  • Utilize advanced tools such as Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, and engage in ECAD/MCAD exchanges.
  • Revel in a team-focused environment that boasts in-house wellness events, health screenings, and more, all under the sunny skies of Greater Orlando, FL.
  • Enjoy a benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, with significant premiums paid by us.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Spearhead and contribute significantly to the design of complex structures for high-performance drone systems, overseeing the entire process from initial concept to production.
  • Facilitate the integration of ISR and radio transceiver equipment, ensuring seamless compatibility with advanced modular payload systems.
  • Offer expert technical guidance to the mechanical engineering team, particularly in areas of vibration analysis and thermal design.
  • Enhance the design process and contribute to the development of the product roadmap, including new features and products.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years of industry experience.
  • Proven ability in analyzing and dampening vibration modes using FEA or Expertise in implementing efficient thermal management solutions in constrained environments.
  • Significant experience in electronics packaging.
  • Proficiency in Autodesk Inventor and/or SolidWorks.
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize designs for quality and cost (DFM).
  • Familiarity with ECAD/MCAD exchange formats (IDF/IDX).

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering.
  • Over 10 years of industry experience, preferably in Defense or Aerospace.
  • Experience in technical leadership or Integrated Product Team (IPT) roles.
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-461 (EMI) and MIL-STD-810 (water and vibration) design principles.
  • Expertise in materials technology, including emerging technologies and fabrication methods.
  • Experience with 3D printing technologies (FDM, SLA, SLS).
  • Background in unmanned systems or hobbyist RC experience.

Other Qualifications and Desired Competencies:
  • Demonstrated success in product development.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to shifting priorities.
  • Strong initiative and dedication to achieving goals and objectives.
  • Ownership and accountability for work products.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Exceptional problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • A strong focus on teamwork and collaboration, prioritizing team success.

Join our team and contribute to the cutting edge of drone technology, driving innovation, and excellence in a challenging yet rewarding environment.

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