Entry Level Aerospace Engineer

Carbonix is an Australian manufacturer and operator of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems. Our fleet of powered lift systems boasts long endurance, versatile deployment and capabilities, as well as automatic mission execution. We employ a team of widely skilled engineers and industry experts to help devise effective solutions to the most complex problems.


Carbonix is seeking a full-time entry-level Aerospace Engineer to develop hybrid VTOL-fixed wing unmanned aerial systems. The position is part of a multidisciplinary and agile engineering team with extensive experience and knowledge of aerospace and broader engineering. Whilst the position requires a breadth of aerospace engineering knowledge, the main component of the role is as a test engineer, primarily assisting with the tuning of the flight control system and validation of the flight platform.

The job is situated in Artarmon, Sydney.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with tune stability and navigation control loops for optimal flight performance.
  • Work with the other streams of the business to develop, execute and analyse the results of flight tests.
  • Draft flight test campaign overview and summary documents.
  • Perform simple aerodynamic, aircraft performance and structural calculations to assist in the development of other subsystems (avionics, propulsion, structures etc).
  • Develop low to high fidelity models of flight systems to assist in the design, optimisation and productization stages of aircraft development.

Required Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Deep understanding of fixed wing and rotary wing flight mechanics.
  • Understanding of classical and optimal control system algorithms.
  • Experience with numerical programming languages (python, MATLAB or Octave).
  • Experience with aerospace design tools (OpenVSP, AVL, Xfoil, XLFR5 etc).

Desirable Skills

  • Passionate about tech and disruptive innovation.
  • An ability to communicate clearly with your team.
  • Outstanding organisational & time-management skills.
  • Understanding of ArduPilot.
  • Undertaken one or more advanced control courses at university (honours thesis included).
  • Understanding of system identification methods.
  • RePL/RPL/PPL holder.
  • Experience building or flying drones or Remote Controlled (RC) aircraft.

Successful and short-listed candidates will be contacted to attend a face-to-face interview at our Artarmon facility.

09/06/2020 $0 North Shore & Northern Beaches 1 Engineering
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