Manufacturing Engineer, Avionics (R2616)

Dallas Metro Area
Operations Division – Production /
Full Time Employee /
Introduction to Shield AI
Founded in 2015, Shield AI is a venture-backed defense technology company whose mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. In pursuit of this mission, Shield AI is building the world’s best AI pilot. Its AI pilot, Hivemind, has flown a fighter jet (F-16), a vertical takeoff and landing drone (V-BAT), and a quadcopter (Nova). The company has offices in San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC and abroad. Shield AI’s products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. allies. 

Job Description 
Are you a passionate and innovative Manufacturing Engineer looking to help develop state-of-the-art AI products? Are you eager to make a positive difference in the world? Do you want to work alongside mission-driven and values-focused teammates? Shield AI is just the place for you! Join us and help define the future of V-BAT manufacturing.

What You'll Do:

    • Lead the design, development, implementation, and sustainment of Shield AI’s V-BAT production line
    • Attend cross-functional design reviews and provide feedback to the engineering team on design for manufacture and assembly 
    • Work closely with product/program management, business teams, design engineers, and technical leadership to develop a world-class production operation and drive continuous improvements
    • Develop and maintain project schedule and deliverables, establish standards and expectations for completion of manufacturing operations 
    • Train manufacturing personnel on new processes as a technical expert and process owner 
    • Provide guidance and support on resolving supply chain manufacturing challenges 
    • Define requirements and assist in the design and development of stable, capable, and automated manufacturing solutions 

Required Qualifications:

    • You have a B.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent 
    • You have 3+ years of industry experience as a Manufacturing Engineer 
    • You are experienced with manufacturing process development, providing feedback on DFMA, project and team leadership, the product design cycle, tooling and equipment design, creating detailed work instructions, composite manufacturing methods, electromechanical hardware, automated test equipment 
    • You have been an integral contributor to multiple projects encompassing the full product design cycle 
    • You have demonstrated creativity in developing robust manufacturing processes, tooling, and equipment that have increased quality and efficiency, and reduced manufacturing cost and lead times 
    • You are highly effective at communicating project schedules, roadblocks, and process requirements to all levels of an organization 
    • You have a demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others 

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience leading manufacturing projects through rapid development 
    • Experience with aerospace manufacturing and configuration management
    • Led transformative change of manufacturing operations 
    • Demonstrated ability to provide effective training of manufacturing processes  
    • Experience CAD modeling with Solidworks, NX, or similar
    • Knowledgeable on GD&T and component manufacturing methods 
$76,000 - $130,000 a year

Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity
Temporary employee positions: Hourly within range listed above + temporary benefits package (applicable after 60 days of employment)
*Interns/Military Fellows/Part-time not eligible for bonus, benefits or equity
Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. All offers are contingent on a cleared background and possible reference check.

If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now! 

Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.