CAD Manager

Palo Alto, CA
Heaviside – Engineering
Project Heaviside is Kitty Hawk’s latest high-performance electric VTOL vehicle. It is designed to be fast, small and exceedingly quiet, taking advantage of new possibilities to free people from traffic.

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.

As a member of our small team, you will be responsible for creating, organizing, and maintaining large assemblies that will serve design and manufacturing teams and help us better track vehicle configurations.


    • Build and maintain full vehicle assemblies in SolidWorks
    • Manage the bill of materials for various configurations of the vehicle
    • Be responsible for maintaining up to date mass properties for the aircraft
    • Create top level assembly drawings
    • Help develop and maintain standard drafting practices
    • Act as the administrator for our PDM system
    • Set up release workflows to support the file organization and communication with production


    • 5+ years experience working with large assemblies in SolidWorks, NX, Catia, or another comparable CAD program
    • Experience using a PLM system
    • Experience maintaining vehicle mass and/or other critical summed output parameters in an organized, well documented way
    • Strong organization and communication skills


    • GD&T Experience
We are located in Palo Alto and Hollister, with great access to nice outdoor spaces as well as to airports at both locations. 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 and snacks, flight lessons, 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.