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Avionics Technician
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Engineering

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. is seeking a full-time avionics technician to work alongside our engineers. ESAero is a growing aerospace company in the San Luis Obispo area and 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.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with engineers on machining operations and tasks to create in house prototypes and builds.
    • Utilize machining tools to modify and create parts.
    • Become primary POC on shop tool use, storage, and safety.
    • Assist in developing shop capabilities.
    • Assist in any facility modifications as needed.
  • Basic Qualifications/Requirements:
    • US Citizen
    • Proficiency and experience with machining tools and operations such as lathes, mills, CNC, drill press.
    • Technical hands-on capability with attention to detail. Including wiring, soldering, parts fabrication, assembly, and general shop work/maintenance.
    • 2+ years of experience
  • Desired Skills/Experience:
    • A&P certification or experience
    • Experience with aircraft avionics
    • Technical Writing: Build guides, schematics, wiring diagrams, reporting/reviewing, etc...
    • Experience with Solidworks, MS Excel, Visio, Matlab (or other programming/CAD programs)
    • Experience with parts and inventory management
    • Experience with composites fabrication
    • Experience with instrumentation and sensor installation
CNC Machinist
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Operations

ESAero is a growing aerospace company in the San Luis Obispo area and provides 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:
    Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. is seeking a full-time CNC Machinist to work alongside our lead machinist.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Maintain machine shop equipment
    • Setup and operate CNC and manual machines
    • Prepare stock
    • Build and set up equipment
    • Assist in creating build documentation
    • Utilize machining tools to modify and create parts
    • Provide hands-on support to other shop operations as needed

  • Basic Qualifications/Requirements:
    • US Citizen
    • Proficiency and experience with machining tools and operations such as lathes, mills, and drill press
    • CNC setup and operation experience, including 3 axis milling and turning
    • Demonstrated foundation in geometric tolerancing and dimensions
    • Technical hands-on capability with attention to detail. Including wiring, soldering, parts fabrication, assembly, and general shop work/maintenance
    • 3+ years of experience
  • Desired Skills/Experience:
    • Experience with parts and inventory management
    • CAD/CAM experience
    • Experience with composites fabrication
    • Experience with aircraft avionics
    • A&P certification or experience
    • Technical Writing: Build guides, schematics, wiring diagrams, reporting/reviewing, etc...
Electrical Engineer 3 (Electric Vehicle Propulsion Systems)
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Engineering

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 full-time Electrical Engineer with experience in electric vehicle systems to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will contribute to numerous projects related to design, development, and test of power electronics for new electric aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Participate in any/all stages of research & development for electrical systems and components, including but not limited to requirements definition, design, prototype, test, troubleshooting, and revision.
    • Perform analysis, simulation, and engineering trade studies to support design decisions.
    • Design and conduct tests of electrical and hardware systems, collect data, and analyze results.
    • Operate independently and/or with peers as directed by project management.
    • Present results of your work with technical drawings, written reports, and oral presentations.
  • Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience.
    • Hands-on electrical hardware experience.
    • Demonstrated technical hands-on capability with attention to detail, including soldering, wiring, harnessing, connectors, and parts fabrication.
    • Experience with high-power/voltage (primarily DC) power distribution system theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with PCBA design, fabrication, and test.
    • Knowledge of the leading-edge semiconductor technologies.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Available to start ASAP
    • US Citizenship Required

  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
    • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and/or 10+ years of experience
    • Proficient in electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with use and applications of batteries in high power applications such as motors.
    • Experience with digital communication protocols such as SPI, Ethernet, and CAN bus.
    • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, C++, and/or other coding languages.
    • Familiarity with Military standards relating to the design of high-power/voltage electrical system and electromagnetic compatibility for aircraft.
  • Benefits and Perks:
    • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
    • Retirement: 401k
    • Schedule: Flexible schedule, PTO
    ADDITIONAL PERKS
    • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
    • Amazing location to live, work, and play
Engineering Intern (Paid)
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Engineering

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 full-time Electrical Engineer with experience in electric vehicle systems to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will contribute to numerous projects related to design, development, and test of power electronics for new electric aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Participate in any/all stages of research & development for electrical systems and components, including but not limited to requirements definition, design, prototype, test, troubleshooting, and revision.
    • Perform analysis, simulation, and engineering trade studies to support design decisions.
    • Design and conduct tests of electrical and hardware systems, collect data, and analyze results.
    • Operate independently and/or with peers as directed by project management.
    • Present results of your work with technical drawings, written reports, and oral presentations.
  • Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience.
    • Hands-on electrical hardware experience.
    • Demonstrated technical hands-on capability with attention to detail, including soldering, wiring, harnessing, connectors, and parts fabrication.
    • Experience with high-power/voltage (primarily DC) power distribution system theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with PCBA design, fabrication, and test.
    • Knowledge of the leading-edge semiconductor technologies.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Available to start ASAP
    • US Citizenship Required

  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
    • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and/or 10+ years of experience
    • Proficient in electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with use and applications of batteries in high power applications such as motors.
    • Experience with digital communication protocols such as SPI, Ethernet, and CAN bus.
    • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, C++, and/or other coding languages.
    • Familiarity with Military standards relating to the design of high-power/voltage electrical system and electromagnetic compatibility for aircraft.
  • Benefits and Perks:
    • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
    • Retirement: 401k
    • Schedule: Flexible schedule, PTO
    ADDITIONAL PERKS
    • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
    • Amazing location to live, work, and play
Engineering Technician
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Engineering

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 full-time Electrical Engineer with experience in electric vehicle systems to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will contribute to numerous projects related to design, development, and test of power electronics for new electric aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Participate in any/all stages of research & development for electrical systems and components, including but not limited to requirements definition, design, prototype, test, troubleshooting, and revision.
    • Perform analysis, simulation, and engineering trade studies to support design decisions.
    • Design and conduct tests of electrical and hardware systems, collect data, and analyze results.
    • Operate independently and/or with peers as directed by project management.
    • Present results of your work with technical drawings, written reports, and oral presentations.
  • Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience.
    • Hands-on electrical hardware experience.
    • Demonstrated technical hands-on capability with attention to detail, including soldering, wiring, harnessing, connectors, and parts fabrication.
    • Experience with high-power/voltage (primarily DC) power distribution system theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with PCBA design, fabrication, and test.
    • Knowledge of the leading-edge semiconductor technologies.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Available to start ASAP
    • US Citizenship Required

  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
    • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and/or 10+ years of experience
    • Proficient in electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with use and applications of batteries in high power applications such as motors.
    • Experience with digital communication protocols such as SPI, Ethernet, and CAN bus.
    • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, C++, and/or other coding languages.
    • Familiarity with Military standards relating to the design of high-power/voltage electrical system and electromagnetic compatibility for aircraft.
  • Benefits and Perks:
    • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
    • Retirement: 401k
    • Schedule: Flexible schedule, PTO
    ADDITIONAL PERKS
    • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
    • Amazing location to live, work, and play
Flight Support Engineer
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Engineering

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 full-time Electrical Engineer with experience in electric vehicle systems to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will contribute to numerous projects related to design, development, and test of power electronics for new electric aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Participate in any/all stages of research & development for electrical systems and components, including but not limited to requirements definition, design, prototype, test, troubleshooting, and revision.
    • Perform analysis, simulation, and engineering trade studies to support design decisions.
    • Design and conduct tests of electrical and hardware systems, collect data, and analyze results.
    • Operate independently and/or with peers as directed by project management.
    • Present results of your work with technical drawings, written reports, and oral presentations.
  • Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience.
    • Hands-on electrical hardware experience.
    • Demonstrated technical hands-on capability with attention to detail, including soldering, wiring, harnessing, connectors, and parts fabrication.
    • Experience with high-power/voltage (primarily DC) power distribution system theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with PCBA design, fabrication, and test.
    • Knowledge of the leading-edge semiconductor technologies.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Available to start ASAP
    • US Citizenship Required

  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
    • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and/or 10+ years of experience
    • Proficient in electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with use and applications of batteries in high power applications such as motors.
    • Experience with digital communication protocols such as SPI, Ethernet, and CAN bus.
    • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, C++, and/or other coding languages.
    • Familiarity with Military standards relating to the design of high-power/voltage electrical system and electromagnetic compatibility for aircraft.
  • Benefits and Perks:
    • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
    • Retirement: 401k
    • Schedule: Flexible schedule, PTO
    ADDITIONAL PERKS
    • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
    • Amazing location to live, work, and play
Guidance Navigation & Controls Engineer - Aero
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Engineering

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 full-time Electrical Engineer with experience in electric vehicle systems to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will contribute to numerous projects related to design, development, and test of power electronics for new electric aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Participate in any/all stages of research & development for electrical systems and components, including but not limited to requirements definition, design, prototype, test, troubleshooting, and revision.
    • Perform analysis, simulation, and engineering trade studies to support design decisions.
    • Design and conduct tests of electrical and hardware systems, collect data, and analyze results.
    • Operate independently and/or with peers as directed by project management.
    • Present results of your work with technical drawings, written reports, and oral presentations.
  • Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience.
    • Hands-on electrical hardware experience.
    • Demonstrated technical hands-on capability with attention to detail, including soldering, wiring, harnessing, connectors, and parts fabrication.
    • Experience with high-power/voltage (primarily DC) power distribution system theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with PCBA design, fabrication, and test.
    • Knowledge of the leading-edge semiconductor technologies.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Available to start ASAP
    • US Citizenship Required

  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
    • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and/or 10+ years of experience
    • Proficient in electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with use and applications of batteries in high power applications such as motors.
    • Experience with digital communication protocols such as SPI, Ethernet, and CAN bus.
    • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, C++, and/or other coding languages.
    • Familiarity with Military standards relating to the design of high-power/voltage electrical system and electromagnetic compatibility for aircraft.
  • Benefits and Perks:
    • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
    • Retirement: 401k
    • Schedule: Flexible schedule, PTO
    ADDITIONAL PERKS
    • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
    • Amazing location to live, work, and play
Project Manager
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Engineering

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 full-time Electrical Engineer with experience in electric vehicle systems to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will contribute to numerous projects related to design, development, and test of power electronics for new electric aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Participate in any/all stages of research & development for electrical systems and components, including but not limited to requirements definition, design, prototype, test, troubleshooting, and revision.
    • Perform analysis, simulation, and engineering trade studies to support design decisions.
    • Design and conduct tests of electrical and hardware systems, collect data, and analyze results.
    • Operate independently and/or with peers as directed by project management.
    • Present results of your work with technical drawings, written reports, and oral presentations.
  • Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience.
    • Hands-on electrical hardware experience.
    • Demonstrated technical hands-on capability with attention to detail, including soldering, wiring, harnessing, connectors, and parts fabrication.
    • Experience with high-power/voltage (primarily DC) power distribution system theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with PCBA design, fabrication, and test.
    • Knowledge of the leading-edge semiconductor technologies.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Available to start ASAP
    • US Citizenship Required

  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
    • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and/or 10+ years of experience
    • Proficient in electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with use and applications of batteries in high power applications such as motors.
    • Experience with digital communication protocols such as SPI, Ethernet, and CAN bus.
    • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, C++, and/or other coding languages.
    • Familiarity with Military standards relating to the design of high-power/voltage electrical system and electromagnetic compatibility for aircraft.
  • Benefits and Perks:
    • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
    • Retirement: 401k
    • Schedule: Flexible schedule, PTO
    ADDITIONAL PERKS
    • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
    • Amazing location to live, work, and play
Test Engineer
  • Location—San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Department—Engineering

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 full-time Electrical Engineer with experience in electric vehicle systems to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will contribute to numerous projects related to design, development, and test of power electronics for new electric aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Participate in any/all stages of research & development for electrical systems and components, including but not limited to requirements definition, design, prototype, test, troubleshooting, and revision.
    • Perform analysis, simulation, and engineering trade studies to support design decisions.
    • Design and conduct tests of electrical and hardware systems, collect data, and analyze results.
    • Operate independently and/or with peers as directed by project management.
    • Present results of your work with technical drawings, written reports, and oral presentations.
  • Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience.
    • Hands-on electrical hardware experience.
    • Demonstrated technical hands-on capability with attention to detail, including soldering, wiring, harnessing, connectors, and parts fabrication.
    • Experience with high-power/voltage (primarily DC) power distribution system theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with PCBA design, fabrication, and test.
    • Knowledge of the leading-edge semiconductor technologies.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Available to start ASAP
    • US Citizenship Required

  • Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
    • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and/or 10+ years of experience
    • Proficient in electric motor and controller/inverter theory, design, and analysis.
    • Experience with use and applications of batteries in high power applications such as motors.
    • Experience with digital communication protocols such as SPI, Ethernet, and CAN bus.
    • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, C++, and/or other coding languages.
    • Familiarity with Military standards relating to the design of high-power/voltage electrical system and electromagnetic compatibility for aircraft.
  • Benefits and Perks:
    • Health: Health/Dental/Vision
    • Retirement: 401k
    • Schedule: Flexible schedule, PTO
    ADDITIONAL PERKS
    • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
    • Amazing location to live, work, and play
About ESAero

The ESAero mission is to specialize in cost-effective development of innovative and advanced concepts, with emphasis on simple honesty and a track record of commitment.

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