Sr. Aeromechanical Engineers work to solve the nations hardest problems through rapidly deployed technology solutions. Are you an aerospace or mechanical engineer stuck in a narrow job? Do you want to rapidly build autonomous systems aligned with your hobbies and interests? This job is a lead aerome

Senior Aero-Mechanical Engineer

AEVEX Aerospace • 
Tampa, Florida, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Sr. Aeromechanical Engineers work to solve the nations hardest problems through rapidly deployed technology solutions. Are you an aerospace or mechanical engineer stuck in a narrow job? Do you want to rapidly build autonomous systems aligned with your hobbies and interests? This job is a lead aeromechanical engineer that takes napkin sketches of airplanes and robots to final production. We work with small teams to move fast and make fielded systems. Here you will lead a small agile team to make these systems a reality from napkin sketch to 1.0 prototype.

Essential Functions:

  • Senior role within the engineering team that helps lead in the design and development of UAS products and subsystems.
  • Opportunity to build and tests prototype systems to validate designs
  • Have decision-making abilities for design challenges and coordination with multidisciplinary engineering groups
  • Performance of all vehicle designs from initial concept to complete production-ready design
  • Conduct presentations (Formal and Informal) on designs.
  • Uses scientific and engineering principles to assess deficiencies in any given design and the impact of potential changes
  • Makes complex decisions to meet stated and derived requirements
  • Complete assigned tasks within the project schedule and budget
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to others in both their discipline and company values
  • Conduct FEA and CFD simulation analysis on aircraft and powerplants Design airframes and other aeromechanical parts
  • Act as an interface to customers as ideas are communicated
  • Travel as required

Standard Essential Functions:

  • Regular and reliable attendance on a full time basis [or in accordance with posted schedule].
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the companys policies and practices.
  • Embodies AEVEXs cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture.


  • Demonstrated competence in Mechanical Engineering processes and design/analysis tools, solving Mechanics & Kinematics problems, solving Thermodynamics problems
  • Experienced in successfully designing mil-y electronics products
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work with high-level program requirements, organize, schedule, and delegate tasks to an engineering team
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Periods of development may require long irregular hours around deadlines, weekends, and some holidays and in-field test environments


  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering


  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in a progressive technical capacity within an engineering organization

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently required to sit, and to reach to use computers and other office equipment

Security Clearance:

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Top Secret DoD clearance, U.S. Citizenship required.

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The companys capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

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