Staff Mechanical Engineer - Aerostar

COMPANY:  Aerostar Technical Solutions

Arlington, VA, US, 22202

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  31043


At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 65 years, we’ve collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven and help us solve the world’s next great challenge.


Ever focused on connecting, protecting, and saving lives, Raven Aerostar is dedicated to solving great challenges in Aerospace and Defense. Specializing in stratospheric platforms, radar systems, protective wear, deployment operations, and more, our team provides total solutions that support the customer’s mission or scientific research objectives — continuously innovating at the edge of the space and beyond.  



Aerostar Technical Solutions is looking for a talented and experienced mechanical engineer to help design new products and solutions for our customers for our next-generation radars and stratospheric platforms, as well as enhance and maintain our current products.  Aerostar's customers include commercial entities, NASA, and the Department of Defense.



  • Responsible for all aspects of hardware development. This will encompass all phases of design, including concept and detailed design development, CAD modeling efforts, documentation release, fabrication, integration, factory support and testing.
  • Responsible for understanding technical performance of mechanical requirements of radar systems and applications to assure cost, schedule and technical performance is achieved.
  • Present technical solution and technical data at milestone reviews.
  • Create and update documentation for designs, and all phases of the project.
  • Work with external customers, distributors, vendors, or suppliers to initiate new designs and solve problems.
  • Coordinate engineering efforts and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of engineering design, methods, and applications.
  • Has extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in a field of specialization and working knowledge of other fields.
  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers
  • Performs work of a diverse scope, where data requires evaluation of various factors.
  • Exercises independent judgment with broadly defined practices and policies in obtaining results.
  • Has critical project technical leadership responsibility; may plan or lead work assignments for lower level engineers and technicians.
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Progressively increases contributions and impact to the team and projects.
  • Innovative in nature, and contributes new product ideas.
  • Has knowledge of the business side, and contributes to strategic decisions.


  • Advanced engineer with 15+ years of career experience, with Bachelor's degree. 12+ years with Master's degree. 10+ years with PHD. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Furthers knowledge of profession through continued education and/or seeking or providing mentorship.
  • May contribute to profession through writing white papers.
  • Knowledge of Solidworks, PDM, as well as FEA modelling software
  • Ability to apply design theory and methodology
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques is preferred.
  • Well-developed problem analysis and problem solving techniques.
  • Proficiency with a computer, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Team player who is self-motivated, and has ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
  • Secret Clearance of higher preferred
  • US Citizenship required


Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.   We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.

As a federal contractor we are required to fulfil requirements of Executive Order 14043 which requires that and Aerostar Technical Solutions’ team members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/18/22.

Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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