Mechanical Design Engineer, Senior - Aerospace/Defense in Simi Valley, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/18/2020

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Job Description

JobID: 380722

Johnson Service Group has an exciting opportunity to work with a leading Aerospace/Defense Manufacturer in Simi Valley. 

The Sr. Aeromechanical Design Engineer is a key member of an air vehicle IPT team of small UAV systems for both military and commercial applications. Within this position, one's primary duties are focused on:

  • Performs all aspects of vehicle design from initial concept to complete production-ready design.
  • Resolution of design challenges and coordination with multidisciplinary engineering groups.
  • Builds and tests prototype systems in order to validate designs
  • Conducts informal and formal presentations.
  • Uses scientific and engineering principals to assess deficiencies in any given design and the impact of potential changes
  • Guides and directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication
  • Responsible for completing assigned tasks within project schedule and budget.
  • May supervise activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Requirements
U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required. Must be willing to work on government contracts

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Minimum 8 - 12 years' relevant experience in a technical and design capacity within an engineering organization
  • Demonstrated competence in Mechanical Engineering processes and design/analysis tools, solving Mechanics & Kinematics problems, solving Thermodynamics problems
  • Experienced in successfully designing military electronics products (UAS experience a plus)
  • Demonstrated understanding of metallic, plastic and composite material properties
  • Demonstrated ability to solve basic structural dynamics problems
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry design and documentation standards (GD&T, ASME, Change Control, etc.)
  • Experienced with designing: machined parts, composite parts, injection molded parts, sheet metal parts, wire assemblies and mechanical assemblies for low, medium and high volume manufacturing processes.
  • Experienced with: mechanical, lab, field, flight, and environmental testing.
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering configuration management processes.
  • Experienced with working from high-level program requirements

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Advanced degree is preferred
  • Experience with SolidWorks EPDM, Agile PLM, and MATLAB is preferred
  • Hands-on experience with metal and composite fabrication and 3D printing is preferred
  • Demonstrated familiarity with UAVs and related engineering design processes is preferred
  • Demonstrated familiarity with electro-mechanical/mechanism design, aerodynamics, “data engineering” (instrumentation/data acquisition/data analysis) is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of analytical techniques and tools for FEA, Thermal, Aerodynamics is preferred
  • Possesses the creativity and interest to invent and improve vehicle systems and motivated to make things happen
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills. Communicates well with the intended audience.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and able to work well with others across disciplines.
  • Exhibits strong presentation skills for formal reviews, both internally and externally.
  • 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

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)


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