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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Location: Nashville, TN

About the Role

This role will function as the turbomachinery subject-matter expert and will be focused on mechanical design, prototyping, and mentorship. You will work with the team to identify high level needs for propulsors, test equipment, and any future needs. 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

Mentor other members of the Mechanical Engineering team
Develop analysis tools and best practices for the team to follow based on your experience and subject matter expertise
Design and prototype new flight hardware
Participate in and lead design reviews

Basic Qualifications

US Person Status
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering (or equivalent) and at least 10 years work experience, with at least 7 years of experience in turbomachinery and/or rotating assemblies
Proficient with 3D CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)
Proficient with GD&T per ASME Y14
Strong knowledge of stress analysis
Exceptional communication and documentation skills

Bonus Qualifications

Experience designing electric motors, electromechanical systems, bearings, and/or seals.
Analyzing rotordynamics, and/or aeroelasticity.
Designing for the following processes: injection molding, additive manufacturing, and/or composites laminates and assemblies
Able to run advanced FEA analysis (non-linear, modal, automated analyses, topology optimization, etc…)
Experience with schedule, cost, and risk management within the context of engineering projects
Experience using PDM tools for CAD data management
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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