Materials & Process Engineer

Mountain View, CA
Cora – Materials and Process Engineering
Cora began as a dream. A self-piloting air taxi so personal and so simple it could take the trips we make everyday, the ones that define our lives, and bring them to the sky. We’ve been at work on Cora since 2010, tackling some of the biggest challenges in aviation. Today, that dream is one step closer. Join us in making that dream a reality.

We are seeking a Materials and Process Engineering to support the design, manufacture, and inspection of structural components for our vehicle. You will work with a small team and collaborate closely with designers, analysts, manufacturing engineers, and techs as part of our design and production team.

Within 3 months you will:

    • Get to know the team
    • Shadow design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and technicians to become familiar with our aircraft, materials, and processes
    • Become fluent in our CAD and PLM tools
    • Become familiar with our current capabilities for testing and inspection

Within 6 months you will:

    • Work with technicians and manufacturing engineers to develop manufacturing processes, tooling, procedures, quality control points, inspection plans, etc.
    • Take ownership of processes documentation
    • Work with technicians and manufacturing engineers to develop manufacturing processes, tooling, procedures, quality control points, inspection plans, etc.
    • Start working solutions to non-destructive inspections

Within 12 months you will:

    • Reach a high level of familiarity with the aircraft and manufacturing processes
    • Continuously improve manufacturability and performance
    • Efficiently incorporate design changes into manufacturing procedures


    • Document material specifications for composites and adhesives
    • Develop and implement composite material manufacturing processes and non-destructive inspection methods
    • Author material qualification plans, process specifications, and mechanical test plans to develop and document composite material properties and allowables
    • Develop processes for adhesive bonding and fastening
    • Support quality control standards by developing inspection methods and procedures
    • Perform and supporting mechanical testing of structural coupons and elements
    • Provide support for manufacturing engineers and technicians, including training as required
    • Researching new materials and processes
    • Support design, test, and flight readiness reviews
    • Disposition non-conformances and updating processes to reduce frequency
    • Develop methods for field inspections and repairs
We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), unlimited PTO days, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

Cora Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cora Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Cora Aero is an E-Verify employer.