Mechanical Engineer


  • Application of engineering principles for the design and development of new parts and products, as well as improvement and or modification of existing parts and products
  • Performance of R&D activities for concept exploration and to identify feasibility of new products, and further determine whether those products fit within the capabilities and competencies of the company
  • Create, or assist in the creation of, specification documents for parts, products, or systems
  • Execution of Design and Development projects in accordance with Dillon Aero ISO quality procedure
  • Establish and carry out Verification and Validation plans, activities, and/or test activities to ensure design success and suitability
  • Coordinate, carry out, and/or participate in design review activities
  • Prepare and complete documentation of reports and summaries for test activities, verification and validation activities, design reviews and other critical Design and Development events as they are carried out
  • Creation of complete and thorough technical data packages of parts and assemblies to include: Engineering/Manufacturing Drawings, Bill of Material documentation, documentation of manufacturing and assembly processes, and/or work instructions
  • Coordinate and track the production of prototype parts/assemblies for testing, evaluation, and first article inspection activities
  • Assess and survey of equipment and various platforms in the field to determine project feasibility
  • Assess and review of externally supplied technical data in the determination of project feasibility
  • Participation in, and support of system integration activities and exercises in the field
  • Interface with other departments (internal), as well as customers and vendors (external) to provide information for technical requests or questions
  • Participate in the resolutions/dispositions, root-cause analyses and corrective actions of Quality issues that are technical in nature, including but not limited to:
    • Non-conforming products
    • Customer complaint/mechanical defects
    • Supplier/vendor issues
    • Production deficiencies
    • Investigation of other product deficiencies, abnormalities and/or failures
  • Participate in origination, review, and approval activities of Engineering Change Requests [ECR’s]
  • Interface with Quality/Receiving Inspection personnel to help determine and establish critical inspection criteria for incoming parts and assemblies
  • Interface with Programs Department personnel to assist in development of project/program schedules, resource allocation, general project/program tracking, task tracking, and management of technical deliverables.
  • Interface with contracting personnel to assist and/or participate in the following:
  • Technical review of internal and external contracts
  • Development of project scopes, specifications and statements of work
  • Monitoring and ensuring fulfillment of contract obligations which pertain to engineering activities
  • Interface with Marketing and Business Development personnel to review marketing and advertising materials and proposals for technical accuracy and/or feasibility
  • Review of prepared quotations to ensure correct compilation and configuration of line items based on customer needs or intent
  • Handling, transfer, and management of technical data/information in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and ITAR regulations, as well as in accordance with all Dillon Aero company policy regarding both customer-based and internal sensitive/confidential information



  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Must not be: prohibited from handling or working in proximity to firearms based on laws and regulations outlined and enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (BTAFE), or outlined in the Gun Control Act (GCA 1968), or outlined in the National Firearms Act (NFA 1934), or a “prohibited possessor” as outlined by Arizona State Statute (ARS 13-3101)
  • Must be comfortable working around firearms
  • Associate’s Degree (or equivalent applicable experience) in Mechanical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, or other similar Engineering Field
  • Demonstrable understanding of fundamental Mechanical Engineering concepts
  • 2+ years of experience as an engineer in a related field/industry
  • Experience and proficiency with common hand tools
  • Demonstrable proficiency, and 1+ years of experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD software
  • Demonstrable proficiency in verbal and written English communication



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology or Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • 5+ years of experience as an engineer in military and defense related industry or fields
  • Demonstrable proficiency, and 5+ years of experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD software
  • Demonstrable proficiency and experience with SolidWorks EPDM (product data management) software
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Software: Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Familiarity with, and ability to read, understand, and create engineering/mechanical drawings in accordance with ANSI Y-14 Drafting Standards
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standards and Practices
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, and materials science
  • Working knowledge and understanding of machine design principles, kinematics, statics, dynamics, and finite element analysis
  • Familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Standards: FAR Part 27 and Part 29
  • Familiarity with Mil Std. 810F-G Environmental Test Standards
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of firearm mechanics
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and within a team environment



  • Mostly in office environment (typical 80% sitting, 20% standing or otherwise mobile)
  • Occasional visits to field sites where there is potential exposure to adverse outside weather (conditions such as wet and/or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments)
  • Occasional overnight/interstate travel within CONUS
  • Occasional/rare travel outside CONUS
  • Some weekend and overtime work may be required



  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time, walking hearing, seeing, use of hands and arms and the use of legs for lifting
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Fieldwork may require use of protective equipment to include, hearing protection, work boots, safety glasses, hard hats, ballistic vests and/or armor.



  • ITAR [International Traffic in Arms Regulation]
  • M134-D Familiarization Operation and Maintenance Training