Materials & Processes (Aircraft) - Lead Engineer

Reno, NV
Aircraft Development – Structures
Full-time
What We're About
Aerion is on a mission to change the face of global mobility through supersonic flight. Our leadership, engineers, and support staff all share a passion for building a new kind of aerospace company – one that asks questions, stays agile, and is not afraid to try new things. We are creating a company culture based on collaboration, data driven decisions, and adaptability. Working at Aerion is so much more than just building the world’s first supersonic business jet – it’s bringing the aerospace industry to the modern age and beyond.

Here's the Deal
As the Materials & Processes Lead you will report to the Airframe IPT Leadership Team and be responsible for leading development of the material & processes for the AS2 supersonic business jet.

On any given day you might:

    • Support building and lead the Materials and Processes team for the AS2 aircraft development
    • Lead development of the material and process specifications through collaboration with OEM, suppliers, and vendors to guide program in selecting appropriate materials by drawing from civil, military, and industry standards
    • Provide advice on the applications, properties, and processing of advanced material systems to all stakeholders - including, but not limited to, stress, design, customer support, quality, and procurement
    • Perform trade studies, write proposals, and support new business development plans

We're looking for someone who has:

    • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or similarly related area. Master’s Degree strongly preferred
    • 12+ years of hands-on experience in advanced materials and processes qualifications, testing, manufacturing and certification of Part 25 aircraft
    • 3+ years of experience leading technical resources and team
    • Strong knowledge of aerospace materials, advanced manufacturing processes, test methods and design allowable development
    • Knowledge of composite certification and structural bonding requirements for Part 25 preferred
    • In-depth and current knowledge of Part 25 regulatory requirements
    • Demonstrated success in dealing and influencing internal and external stakeholders
    • Experience in engineering support of aircraft production line activities is desirable
    • Strong decision making and communication skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets
    • Experience in a global environment working with customers and suppliers

We want to build a company around people who are:

    • Highly self-motivated with a strong bias for action
    • Effective at nurturing strong professional relationships
    • Committed to fostering a culture of empowerment & creativity
Let's Build a Company Together
We're looking for people from scrappy startups, established corporations, and everything in between. Bring your ideas and experiences, be ready to innovate and learn, and together we'll revolutionize the aerospace industry!