Senior Manufacturing Engineer

North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Supply Chain & Manufacturing – Manufacturing /
Full-time - On-site /
REGENT is building the seaglider; the first electric flying machine that will transport commercial passengers. With a vehicle that never flies higher than a few meters off the water, we unlock the ability to fly twice as far as an electric aircraft, and certification by maritime authorities which will let us fly first passengers by mid-decade.   
We are backed by the world’s best investors: the same investors who are behind SpaceX, Anduril, and Boom Supersonic, in addition to strategic investors like Lockheed Martin, Japan Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines. We have over $9B in orders from some of the industry’s largest operators and are hard at work getting our full-scale, human-carrying prototype on the water next year. 

As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer at REGENT, you will have the opportunity to leverage your knowledge, experience, and creativity to develop a new wing-in-ground-effect vehicle at the intersection of the latest marine and aerospace technology. You will work on hardware that will carry passengers and cargo swiftly across coastal regions, unlock a new form of cost-effective mobility, and launch the next generation of sustainable transportation. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including design, production, and quality to drive continuous improvement and innovation in manufacturing. You will contribute to the design and development of vehicle components, manufacturing processes, and test procedures and take a key role in enabling the delivery of the seaglider to market. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Own the development of new and existing manufacturing processes to support vehicle assembly and test.
    • Research, develop, and deploy new manufacturing technologies to achieve rate, quality, and efficiency requirements.
    • Collaborate with design teams to drive design for manufacturing improvements for components and assemblies.
    • Generate production requirements for vehicle systems, assembly processes, and validation methods to support new product introduction.
    • Design and optimize production layouts, capacity plans, and manufacturing equipment.
    • Create and maintain manufacturing documentation, including work instructions, process specifications, and standard operating procedures.
    • Provide technical support and guidance to production teams to align with quality requirements and production schedules.
    • Analyze and disposition manufacturing discrepancies and lead multi-disciplinary teams on root cause analysis and corrective actions. 
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, develop tools and fixtures, and implement lean manufacturing principles to improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost. 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field 
    • 5+ years of experience in production environments such as aerospace or automotive industries 
    • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: manufacturing engineering, accelerated testing, design for reliability 
    • Must be able to travel - up to 10% travel may be required, including international travel

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field 
    • A deep understanding of aerospace or marine composite materials 
    • Strong background in design for manufacturability, refining component and assembly designs for efficient production 
    • Experience with non-destructive testing and evaluation 
    • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) experience and CAD experience (NX & Teamcenter a plus) 
    • Tooling design experience 
    • Experience with capacity modeling, process mapping, and fault analysis 
    • Experience with Lean Six Sigma or equivalent high-performance culture systems 
    • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to aerospace composite manufacturing 
    • Familiarity with quality standards, such as ISO or AS9100 
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities 

Bonus Points:

    • FAA pilot’s license or boating/sailing experience
Working at REGENT, you’ll be in a fast-paced environment with exciting new challenges daily and abundant growth opportunities. Your coworkers are passionate about building zero-emission, high-speed seagliders that will revolutionize coastal transportation. Our team works collaboratively and across disciplines to safely marry the latest technologies from Aviation, Aerospace, and Maritime engineering. REGENT offers competitive benefits including healthcare, dental, and vision plans as well as an employee equity incentive plan.

REGENT is committed to providing our employees with benefits to support their complete well-being, from excellent health, dental, and vision insurance, to an unlimited vacation policy. 

Our Benefits & Perks include:
·       100% of annual premiums covered for healthcare, dental, and vision insurance
·       Relocation packages offered
·       HSA plans available
·       Paid parental leave
·       Employee equity incentive plan
·       Free lunch catered daily
·       Office amenities include snacks, drinks, and coffee and espresso bar
·       Dog-friendly office
·       Flexible hours and generous PTO
·       Paid holidays, including company summer and winter breaks
·       401(k) plan

Equal Opportunity
REGENT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.