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Senior Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Tooling

Company: Wisk Aero LLC.
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Tooling. We believe in a world where less time getting there means more time being there, and that starts with Cora.. With over a decade of piloted and autonomous flight experience, we've created Cora-our all-electric, self-flying air taxi that will change the future of daily commutes and urban travel. From day one, Cora by Wisk was designed with safety as our first priority using emissions free systems.. We're working toward a future where you'll be able to safely soar over traffic and get to where you're going, faster. Because everyone has somewhere to be, someone to see, and now-a better way to get there.. We are seeking a hands-on manufacturing engineer to join our team developing electric-powered aircraft. You are efficient in the office and on the shop floor, and comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Your core responsibilities will include the use of mechanical design knowledge and skills to facilitate more efficient aircraft production, both at the prototype stage and at scale. You will design tools, jigs, fixtures, and general assembly aids for production and R&D builds. This role also involves the design for manufacturability in a cross-functional role, supporting multiple technologies on the aircraft. The role requires a variety of skills related to tooling, such as composite production tooling and assembly, sheet metal design, design of injection molded tooling, machined parts, 3D-printed parts, and general material selection. You will use these skills to create the next generation of aircraft tooling and production processes. Just as importantly, you will be responsible for drafting, enforcing, and maintaining tooling design standards and processes to ensure consistent tool quality as the organization grows. Your additional sub-tasks will include part-sourcing, and hands-on assembly of tooling. You will also participate in manufacturability assessments. You have extensive experience with a wide variety of assembly and manufacturing processes, automation of processes, cost analysis for outsourcing of processes, and tooling standards.. Within 3 months you will:. Get to know the team. Shadow design engineers, technicians, and other manufacturing engineers. Support manufacturing related tooling activities, both internal and outsourced. Support drafting of standards related to tooling design. Learn how to use our CAD and PLM tools. Within 6 months you will:. Continue learning about the aircraft and subsystem assemblies. Take ownership of new manufacturing/tooling projects. Work with technicians and design engineers to develop tooling, procedures, quality control points, inspection plans, etc.. Purchase and implement new manufacturing equipment. Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services. Within 12 months you will:. Reach high level of familiarity with the aircraft. Continuously improve tooling designs and processes. Efficiently incorporate design changes into manufacturing plans and tools. Improve tools by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment. Required:. Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or similar. 8+ years of experience as a manufacturing engineer in a production environment, preferably in a high-volume operation and/or aerospace; or equivalent training + experience. Tool design for complex assemblies (spring assemblies, electro-mechanical jigs, etc.), composite layup, and bonding. Design for manufacturing and assembly, for both high rate and low rate production. Proficient with CAD software (NX or CATIA preferred), particularly around Surface modeling. Proficient with drafting standards and GD&T. Proficient and safe use of hand and shop tools. Experience working with other engineers to improve the manufacturability of a product (Design for Manufacturing) while controlling cost and weight. Comfortable creating new solutions to problems, working in a dynamic environment, and with members of cross functional teams. Ability to communicate implementation of tooling, such as work instructions, assembly drawings, safety information, and/or new product integration plan. Proficient use of analysis tools such as FEA, CFD, Mass and Volume Evaluation, Thermodynamics. Programming knowledge related to automation of manufacturing processes. Python, PLC, or other similar experiences a plus. Metrology/inspection experience with any of the following methods and their related programs: Laser trackers, scanners, NDI equipment such as ultrasound, or thermography. Proficient in the fundamentals of industrial engineering, including capacity models, technical writing, time studies, and labor cost forecasting. We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and many more.. In order to protect the health and safety of all Wisk employees in the workplace, we are requiring that all employees receive an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 prior to physically returning to Wisk's U.S. offices. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.. Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Desired:

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