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Engineering Development Technician I
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Simi Valley, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent and/or equivalent certificate from a technical school
  • Minimum of 1 - 2 years of technical experience (emphasis in machining, composites, rapid prototyping environment and electronics)
  • Requires general proficiency with Microsoft Office Software and general computer skills
  • Demonstrated familiarity with aircraft and/or Remote Control (R/C) experience
  • Experienced using machine shop tools and shows proficiency with these systems
  • Experienced building fixtures, tools and parts or electrical devices
  • Experienced in development of build/assembly documentation
  • Requires local/domestic travel (both driving and flying) to test site locations and participating in development testing
  • Must have a valid Driver's license and clean driving record
  • Periods of development may require long irregular hours around deadlines, weekends and some holidays and in field test environments
  • Higher education is desired
  • Welding Certification is desired
  • Experience working with composites, either wet layup or prepreg materials, is desired
  • 3D printing experience is desired
  • Exposure and use of 3D modeling and programming software (such as Solidworks/SURFCAM) desired
  • Exposure to 3D additive manufacturing technology desired
  • Knowledge of basic electrical wiring and troubleshooting is desired
  • Skills as a machinist and with GD&T are desired
  • Candidate may have the opportunity to receive FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot's license but not required
  • Interprets instructions given by engineering team (verbal or written), asking for clarity where needed, and updating or generation of documentation, which could include drawings and procedures
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
  • Conducts mechanical and electrical testing and troubleshooting of integrated systems
  • Uses a variety of machine shop tools and other items including CNC mills, 3D printers, as well as a variety of internal laboratory tools. Requires use of soldering iron to assist with electrical assembly
  • Assists with designing and conducting tests including experiments, ground testing and flight testing
  • Meets scheduled timelines and, in some cases, aggressive deadlines to have hardware ready for project milestones
  • Effectively document important processes and builds techniques for successful readiness of equipment and transition of responsibilities to other individuals
  • Follows engineering designs and building concepts/prototypes and assist with testing and data collection. Often times the designs may be incomplete and will require independent design and back and forth communication to finalize and prototype
  • Applies acquired job skills and company policies & procedures to complete assigned tasks
  • Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature but recognizes the need to think outside the box for effective solutions. Completes assignments under general supervision following established procedures on routine work
  • Position requires general upkeep and setup of development spaces and test areas for projects and prototyping. This includes ordering equipment, maintaining tools, and being proactive on safety issues/concerns
  • Other duties as assigned

501-1,000 employees

Unmanned aircraft systems supplier
Company Overview
AeroVironment’s mission is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. The company is committed to the development of unmanned aircraft solutions and systems to provide their customers with a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight.
  • Health, Dental, & Vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) Account
  • Alternative Work Schedule
  • Educational and Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick Leave Donation
  • Time Off
  • Travel Assistance
  • Company Sponsored Events
Company Core Values
  • Trust & Teamwork
  • Customer Commitment
  • Ownership & Results
  • Innovate & Simplify