Sr. Mechanical Engineer

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Ascent AeroSystems
Wilmington, MA, United States

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Sr. Mechanical Engineer


Wilmington, MA 

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Senior Mechanical Engineer 


You'll bring your expertise as an innovative and versatile engineer with a solid grasp of design and a knack for clean-sheet thinking. Flexibility, curiosity, and a burning desire to wear many hats are core to your being. From designing new components, assembling & testing prototype vehicles, and leading new development efforts, you will need to be willing to take on any number of tasks that face a small, fast growing company. 
Representative Responsibilities 

  • Conceptualize and develop new mechanical/electromechanical products, parts, mechanisms, and assemblies for Ascent’s drone systems 

  • Generate production level drawings with proper GD&T 

  • Make material choices and select manufacturing processes and manufacturing methods based on performance, cost, & lead times 

  • Assemble prototypes, generate test plans, conduct tests, and create reports and other documentation tailored to project/client needs 

  • Lead projects while working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team 

  • Follow and continuously improve engineering and safety processes 

  • Help resolve customer technical support issues 

  • Contribute to RFPs, RFIs and other contract-related work as assigned 


Minimum Requirements 

  • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering 

  • 5+ years of post-graduate experience designing complex mechanical systems 

  • Strong experience with relevant CAD package (preferably SolidWorks) 

  • Direct knowledge of manufacturing processes (machining, injection molding, 3D printing, etc) 

  • Hands-on prototype testing and troubleshooting experience 

  • Proficient in MS Office and other common software 

  • Team player with outstanding communication skills 

  • Organized, attentive to detail, and possesses a results-driven approach 


For the right candidate we offer competitive compensation, a vesting equity stake, a terrific work environment, and the opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting parts of the domestic aerospace industry. If this sounds interesting, please get in touch. We'd welcome the opportunity to get acquainted! 
Ascent AeroSystems is one of the most exciting players in the drone industry, and our unique coaxial designs provide the foundation for the most portable and durable vehicles available anywhere. With a unique cylindrical configuration that’s more portable and durable than conventional multi-rotor drones, our "coaxial" systems can fly longer, carry more and operate in the in the toughest environments. To meet tremendous demand from customers across the industrial, public safety and military markets, we're actively looking to grow our northern Boston team!