Senior Mechanical Engineer

Teal Drones, a wholly owned subsidiary of Red Cat Holdings is looking to fill an immediate position for Senior Mechanical Engineer. Teal is focused on creating world class system solutions serving a broad range of applications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Teal is working to deliver state of the art, high quality, high performance robotic systems to address the growing applications in the drone industry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define design requirements based on high level product specifications.
  • Manage industrial design activities and perform feasibility studies to meet project requirements.
  • Create and revise engineering specifications.
  • Design mechanical components that meet defined engineering specifications.
  • Define validation test standards and manage component-level testing and verify overall system performance.
  • Design of individual components from concept. Produce 3D CAD models and drawings, incorporating critical dimensions and quality control callouts.
  • Coordinate with tooling vendors to ensure designs meet tooling requirements.
  • Implement Design for Manufacturability (DFM) principles, integrating feedback from vendors.
  • Manage mechanical assembly documentation, ensuring compliance with quality control verification specifications for inspection.
  • Develop and maintain necessary manufacturing instructions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Possess 10 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Proficient understanding of engineering principles, best practices, and design processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with electromechanical designs in collaboration with other engineering disciplines.
  • Extensive background in part tooling processes, with a strong understanding of material limits and properties.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to collaborate within a team environment.
  • Proficient in coordinating and managing multiple tasks internally, with the ability to interface effectively with external partners.
  • Track record of successfully bringing products to market.
  • Fluency in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and analytical structure analysis methods.

Additional Desired Attributes and Skills:

  • Previous experience with autonomous robotic systems.
  • Previous experience with avionics or UAVs.
  • Experience with thermal/fluid simulation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods, as required by the duties and responsibilities.
  • Adeptness in moving around the office, manufacturing facilities, and other workspaces.
  • Proficient use of hands and fingers for tasks such as creating 3D CAD models and drawings.
  • Clear vision for precision work and attention to critical dimensions and quality control callouts.
  • Ability to actively engage in team discussions, presentations, and collaborative problem-solving sessions.
  • Adherence to safety protocols and guidelines in laboratory or manufacturing settings.

Background Check

This position will require successfully completing a post-offer background check. Qualified candidates with a criminal history will be considered and are not automatically disqualified, consistent with federal and state law.

EEO and ITAR/EAR Work Authorization Disclosure

Red Cat Holdings provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position requires direct or indirect access to hardware, software, technology or technical data controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Successful candidates for positions subject to ITAR/EAR restrictions must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence and must not require sponsorship for export-restricted work authorization.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 10 years


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • mechanical engineering: 10 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person