Mechanical Architect

FLIR Unmanned Systems & Integrated Solutions (UIS) is developing next generation Unmanned Arial Systems (UAS) platforms, payloads, and technologies. These projects integrate high precision sensors to provide unmatched performance in the small drone category. Robust mechanical practice and design is essential to meeting these customer needs. 

The Mechanical Architect role is for someone who is seasoned, takes pride in everything they do, leads by example and provides the team with valuable product development and systems design experience. You are passionate about solving problems in new, unexpected and creative ways. You thrive on difficult challenges, often doing the impossible by finding a way to make it happen.  You want to be in an environment where continuous learning is not only encouraged – but also expected. 

As a Mechanical Architect, you will:

  • Have a body of mechanical and UAV product development experience which can be leveraged across the entire team, ensuring new solutions are built on learnings and insights from previous solutions
  • Provide technical design input and guidance to team members across all mechanical deliverables
  • Be engaged at the early concept stage of solutions, heavily focused on proof of concepts and prototypes, exploring possible solutions which can be developed further into full scale mechanical solutions for global rollout
  • Combine creativity and systems design to orchestrate solutions which make you uniquely positioned to solve complex real-world UAV challenges
  • Lead by example and constantly seek out ways to ensure your UAV product development experience is always shared with all team members

Requirements

  • BASc Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Technologist, or higher
  • Solid understanding of DOE, GD&T, SPC, FAI and CPK techniques
  • Experience in Design for Manufacturability (DFM), and Design for Assembly (DFA), statistical tolerance analysis techniques, functional dimensioning and 3D and 2D CAD using SolidWorks
  • Experience designing complex VTOL UAV mechanical solutions.
  • Highly creative ability to devise multiple options and solutions to seemingly difficult, complex challenges
  • Experience anticipating potential design, manufacturable, field quality issues with proposed solutions as they emerge
  • Experience providing design decisions regarding material selection, risks, challenges, costs and implications
  • Demonstrated experience with thin walled plastics injection molding/tooling, sheet metal, CNC machined, and composite parts
  • Experience with lightweight materials and structural designs to design key components and structures for our current generation payload requirements
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to design products for durability, performance and manufacturing quality
  • Deliver market leading designs that are built for volume, quality, manufacturing or outsourcing.

FLIR 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.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender identity, gender expression, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

FLIR is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment. We will endeavor to accommodate the needs of qualified applicants in all parts of the hiring process. If you require accommodation in completing the application process, or with any portion of the application process or interview please call (519) 489-6726.

FLIR 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.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.