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Mechanical Engineer

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.
San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Expired: February 28, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Available: No

Company Overview:

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) is a growing aerospace company in the San Luis Obispo area that provides various services which include but are not limited to: rapid system development, on-demand niche engineering, hands-on development/testing, and small UAS aerospace system manufacturing.

Job Summary:

ESAero is seeking a self-motivated Mechanical Engineer to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will assist in the multi-functional product development of new aircraft design and manufacturing, while collaborating with other engineering disciplines and project personnel.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Support the development, test, verification, and validation of mechanical designs.
  • Creating or modifying 3-D models, assemblies and installations, system requirements, interface/supplier control drawings, performance specifications, system checkout procedures and statements of work.
  • Structural or thermal analysis of structures and systems.
  • Support the creation of system requirements, trade studies, sub-component and test plans.
  • Creating work orders, build guides and travelers.
  • Coordinating with suppliers, internal and external integrated product teams.
  • Providing manufacturing, component test and ground/flight test support.

Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • Experience with SolidWorks (or similar)
  • Experience with HyperWorks (or similar)
  • Basic understanding of structures, mechanisms, system layout, and materials
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Solid organizational Skills
  • Strong Writing Skills
  • Detailed Oriented
  • US Citizenship Required
  • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
  • This is a mid-level engineering position. 2-5 years experience is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience working with machine shops, integrating prototype designs, and conducting validation tests.
  • Fundamental understanding of other disciplines including stress, dynamics, thermal analysis, production, electronics, systems engineering, etc.
  • Experience with Risk Management
  • Familiarity with Military standards relating to the mechanical design of aircraft.
  • Experience with supplier management and procurement (such as SOWs, RFPs, and/or vendor management)

Standard Benefits:
  • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement: 401k
  • Schedule: Flexible schedule, PTO
  • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
  • Amazing location to live, work, and play

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.


San Luis Obispo, CA
93410 USA