This role will be focused on mechanical design, prototyping, and preparing designs for manufacturing. In this role you will work with the team to identify high level needs for future propulsors and test equipment and then develop concepts to address these needs. Individually, you will be responsible for doing first principles analysis, modeling, prototyping, and getting assemblies manufactured (internally and externally). As a part of a team, you will participate in and present during reviews, assist in propulsor assembly, delegate work to technicians, and other related tasks as needed.
The successful candidate will be someone who is comfortable both working with their hands as well as working at a computer. They will be eager to ask questions and build new insights into how things work.
The ideal candidate is someone who is:
excited about aviation
proactive and inquisitive
a life-long learner
comfortable working in a fast paced team
thrives in a (controlled) chaotic environment
What You’ll Do:
Design mechanical assemblies for ground and flight hardware
Plan builds for prototypes using a variety of manufacturing methods
Guide and work alongside technicians to build prototype hardware
Manage projects with external manufacturers
What You’ll Need:
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering (or equivalent) with 1-2 years experience or Master’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering (or equivalent)
Demonstrated experience successfully managing manufacturing projects with external companies
Demonstrated hands on experience with at least one of the following: CNC machining, composites, 3D printing, prototyping, mechanical assembly
Experience using CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)
Basic knowledge of stress analysis
Experience managing the time and tasks of technicians
U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data
Pilot experience and/or aircraft maintenance experience
Demonstrated experience of mechanical analysis (hand calcs, software, or other)
Whisper Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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