Aircraft Mechanic

San Martin, CA
Production /
Full Time /
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.

As an Aircraft Mechanic at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the Production team and report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The Production team is responsible for scaling our processes and procedures to install our system into a larger fleet. You’ll play a critical role in developing and continuously improving all aspects of our manufacturing, integration, and maintenance processes to meet design and business requirements, including safety, quality, cost, and on-time delivery. You will be responsible for building and integrating our automated aviation system on aircraft, providing design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) input, and developing processes and infrastructure to help the business scale. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a safety-critical environment that takes automated aviation systems from development to production in a hands-on environment. 


    • Build, installation, diagnostics, inspection, and maintenance of Reliable designed products, line replaceable units (LRUs), harnessing and interconnects
    • Performs modifications, including fabrication and installation of the Reliable Robotics automated aviation system
    • Performs routine/non-routine inspections and maintenance to ensure aircraft safety and availability
    • Maintains records of aircraft installations, maintenance, and modifications
    • Represents the production organization in design reviews and partners with Responsible Engineers (REs) to evaluate designs for cost, producibility, inspectability, consistency, adequacy, accuracy, and conformance to requirements
    • Assures product and process quality by testing finished-product and process capabilities, establishing standards, and developing manufacturing processes
    • Manages operational processes (e.g., tool control, Foreign Object Debris (FOD), Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), etc).

Basic Success Criteria

    • Current FAA-issued Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics license 
    • 3+ years of small aircraft maintenance experience
    • Ability to work in a self-directed manner in a fast-paced environment
    • Maintenance experience with turbine-engine aircraft

Preferred Success Criteria

    • General fabrication and modification experience
    • Cessna 208B Grand Caravan experience
    • Working knowledge of Fixed Base Operator (FBO), 14 CFR Part 43 and Part 145
    • Experience fabricating and modifying wire harnesses and pinning aerospace connectors
    • Private or commercial pilot ratings
    • Maintenance and rigging experience on P&W PT6A Engines/Airframes
Aircraft Mechanics at Reliable Robotics will be instrumental in delivering a first-of-its-kind gate-to-gate autoflight system for commercial use. If you want to be part of a growing team of highly motivated people who are passionate about delivering quality products and services on time with unquestionable value, let’s make it happen! 

This role is headquartered in San Martin, California.

Must be willing to travel 25% of the time.

The estimated salary range for this position is $86,000 to $156,500/annual salary + cash and stock option awards + benefits.  At Reliable Robotics, we strive to provide competitive and rewarding compensation based on experience and expertise, as well as market conditions, location, and pay equity.  

In addition to base compensation, Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers and a casual work environment.

This position requires access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to perform in compliance with U.S. export control laws.

All applicants are asked to provide documentation that legally establishes status as a U.S. person or non-U.S. person (and nationalities in the case of a non-U.S. person). Where the applicant is not a U.S. person, meaning not a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful permanent resident, (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or not otherwise permitted to access the export-controlled technology without U.S. government authorization, the Company reserves the right not to apply for an export license for such applicants whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code requires authorization and may decline to proceed with the application process and any offer of employment on that basis.

At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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