Engineering Development Technician

Engineering Development Technician
Simi Valley, CA
Direct Hire
Up to $40 an hour
Successful candidate will be responsible in assisting projects and programs with the building, integration and maintenance of aircraft and other robotic systems. From the building of small components, tools and test fixtures, to the full assembly and upkeep of complete prototype systems. The technician will be using a variety of machine shop tools and other items including CNC mills, 3D printers, as well as a variety of internal laboratory tools. Candidate will be doing both mechanical, electrical testing and troubleshooting of integrated systems. Candidate will be assisting with designing and conducting tests including experiments, ground testing and flight-testing.

  • High school diploma required. Higher education desired.

  • 5+ years of experience in professional Research and Development (R&D) projects required. This includes building and/or prototyping electro-mechanical systems while offering assistance in design feedback, testing and troubleshooting on an electrical and mechanical level. (Aerospace experience preferred)

  • Candidate must have experience building composite parts with both wet layup and prepreg materials

  • Candidate must have an active security clearance and have gone through the background investigation within the last 5 years.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, blueprint or sketches.

  • Candidate must be familiar with machine shop tools and show proficiency with these systems. Skills as a machinist and with GD&T desired.

  • Position requires general familiarity with Microsoft Office software

  • Must have the ability to work with little supervision and exercise independent judgement on a regular basis

  • Familiarity with material properties highly desired

  • Ideal candidate should have familiarity with aircraft and/or Remote Control experience

  • Exposure and use of 3D modeling and programming software (such as Solidworks/SURFCAM) desired.

  • Exposure to 3D additive manufacturing technology desired.

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