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Mechanical Engineer

Location: Nashville, TN

Job Description

About the Role

This role will be focused on mechanical design, prototyping, and preparing designs for manufacturing. The candidate 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, they will be responsible for doing first principles analysis, modeling, prototyping, and getting assemblies manufactured (internally and externally). The candidate 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.

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

Basic Qualifications

US Person Status
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering (or equivalent) and at least 4 years of related work experience, or Master’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering (or equivalent) and at least 1 year of related work experience
Demonstrated hands on experience designing and building parts using 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
Proficient with GD&T per ASME Y14
Experience creating tolerance stacks

Bonus Qualifications

Electronics experience
Experience with rotating parts
Demonstrated experience of mechanical analysis (hand calcs, software, or other)
Experience with sheet metal design and fabrication
Experience with bolted joint analyses

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.

Application Process

Email with the following subject line. If you are interested in more than 1 role, please indicate that in the body of your email. Please confirm in your application email that you are a US Person (citizen or permanent resident).
[name_of_the_role] first_name last_name for Whisper Aero
ex. [CFD Engineer] Jane Doe for Whisper Aero
Attach reference materials
• Resumé (required for consideration)
• Portfolio of prior work (optional)
• Links to your LinkedIn, website, and/or Github repo (optional)

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