Senior Mechanical Engineer

FlightWave Aerospace

Santa Monica, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 03/04/2021
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  • Company Address: , Santa Monica, CA

About FlightWave Aerospace

Developer of energy sources and unmanned aerial systems designed to boost the range and endurance of aerospace vehicles ranging from small UAVs to spacecraft via carbon-free energy sources. The company's technology enables aerial operations in any condition for protecting assets, mapping the environment, or monitoring wildlife, enabling government agencies, private companies, and nonprofits to get more mission for their money.

Job Description

In this role you will be responsible for mechanical design and analysis, including design for manufacture and fabrication techniques surrounding plastics, composite, and metallic components. Responsibilities extend to system-level design, integration, testing, and prototype building tasks. As part of a small team you’ll be responsible for identifying challenges, setting schedules & goals, and executing in a fast-paced, startup environment. 



  • B.S. or higher (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a closely-related field

  • Minimum five years of relevant industry experience with preference to small team / startup environments

  • Proven time management, organizational, and oral & written communication skills

  • Prior, demonstrated experience with CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)

  • Prior experience with 3D printing, injection molding, machining, and composite design & manufacturing techniques

  • Prior experience working hands-on with hardware required

  • Prior experience with finite element analysis preferred

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.