Battery Assembly Technician

Mountain View, CA
Cora – Battery Assembly
Full-time
Here at Kitty Hawk, where a century of aviation practices meets technology breakthroughs and a world-class engineering team, things are looking up. In 1903, the Wright brothers took flight for the first time from the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Our journey started by designing, testing and building all-electric vertical take-off and landing products for work and play. Today, in California, we are building on the Wright Brothers’ legacy to create the next generation of vehicles for everyday flight.

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 looking for a Battery Assembly Technician to join us in producing an exciting new class of all-electric VTOL aircraft. You will be responsible for following standardized work processes, specifications and best practices while assembling battery system parts. You will use test fixtures, work instructions and shop aides to ensure battery part fabrication is done properly. You will be responsible for the quality of your work. You will help develop and bring about safe autonomous flight.

Within 3 months you will:

    • Get to know the team
    • Learn from others about the current battery assembly processes and specifications
    • Get familiar with shop protocol and practices
    • Fabricate battery parts with guidance and supervision from a senior technician

Within 6 months you will:

    • Continue learning the integral details, fit, form, and function of the battery assembly that you are assigned to
    • Identify issues in the manufacturing process and propose/implement solutions or improvement
    • Record your work in the current work order/traveler format
    • Work with manufacturing engineers and quality control to properly document any non-conformance or deviations from the established work instructions

Within 12 months you will:

    • Reach high level of knowledge with the battery assembly processes that are applicable
    • Capable of fabricating parts in accordance with released processes and specifications with little supervision

Required:

    • High school diploma or equivalent experience
    • Experience in a manufacturing environment conducting hands-on repetitive tasks at a high rate
    • Strong mechanical/electrical background
    • Able to work from assembly instructions and occasionally schematics with minimal guidance
    • Understanding and use of basic electronic and mechanical hand tools
    • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection
    • Excellent listening and communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
    • Strong team player
    • Ability to work from verbal instructions
    • Ability to lift 50lbs
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.

Kitty Hawk 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, Kitty Hawk 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.

Kitty Hawk is an E-Verify employer.