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Teledyne Technologies Drone Mechanical Design Engineer in Gainesville, Florida

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Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets that require advanced technology and high reliability. These markets include aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, deepwater oil and gas exploration and production, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.​

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

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At Teledyne FLIR , we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives Teledyne FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

At Teledyne FLIR Gainesville, Florida - we design and manufacture high quality drones to carry the best sensors into the toughest environments. Our extensive history includes working alongside organizations including U.S. Army, Marines, and US DOD Special Operations Community. We embrace cutting edge innovative technologies and design concepts to bring new capability to our warfighters. As an original equipment manufacturer of Drones (UAS), we are at the forefront of new American engineering and manufacturing technologies.

The foundation of our company is the drive to build superior UAS through engineering excellence. You can expect diverse challenges that will require you to be agile and innovative in your work. You can also expect to be on a small team that strives to meet these challenges together. UAS development and the UAS market is still young and constantly changing. Your work will be varied and innovative by nature.

Job Profile

The Mechanical Design Engineer role is for someone with experience in small, efficient, and light weight design. You work efficiently and thrive on difficult challenges, often doing the seemingly impossible by finding novel solutions. You want to be in an environment where continuous learning is not only encouraged – but also expected. You want to be a top-level contributor who will take ownership of their role and projects. You are passionate about quality – but more importantly the customer experience and ensuring this is the best it can be. This position will be responsible for designing highly reliable, light weight structural designs and mechanisms for drone vehicles, payloads, and ground station components.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Utilize your experience with lightweight structural design and materials to design key components and structures for our current generation UAS requirements

  • Optimize for aerodynamic profiles and efficiencies

  • Utilize Finite Element Analysis (FEA), experiments, and rapid prototyping to design products for durability, performance, and manufacturing quality

  • Develop and conduct tests to validate design acrost full operational capability envelope and environment.

  • Deliver market leading designs with Design for Manufacturing (DFM)/ Design for Assembly (DFA) methods and techniques

  • Create and control design data from concept to product sustainment

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering required

  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical design of weight and size sensitive assemblies and components

  • Strong part and assembly design experience showing optimization for stiffness and low mass

  • Expertise with Solidworks 3D modeling, drawing, and simulation software is strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated strong record of technical innovation, research, and development of complex mechanical systems

  • Strong understanding of thermodynamics and thermodynamic modeling

  • Experience with designing for ingress protection

  • Experience in DFM – injection molding, composites, machinability

  • Must have strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience in technologies that can be successfully applied to drone developments

  • Experience with PDM tools and understanding of revision control practices

  • Excellent verbal, written, collaboration, and interpersonal communication skills

Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.

Teledyne and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other characteristic or non-merit based factor made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. ​

You may not realize it, but Teledyne enables many of the products and services you use every day .

Teledyne provides enabling technologies to sense, transmit and analyze information for industrial growth markets, including aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, energy, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.