Manufacturing Engineer, Composites

Mountain View, CA
Wisk – Manufacturing
Full-time
At Wisk, we believe that less time getting there means more time being there for the moments that truly matter. We are an urban air-mobility company dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone. Our self-flying air taxi, Cora, will make it possible to skip the traffic and get to where you’re going, faster. Join us to craft a better world by opening access to the sky.

We are seeking a hands-on manufacturing engineer to join our team developing electric-powered aircraft. You are efficient in the office and on the shop floor. Your core responsibilities will include implementation and management of manufacturing execution systems, process development and improvement, design and development of manufacturing tooling and equipment. Assistance in DFM processes for improved quality and lowered costs. Your additional subtasks will include part-sourcing, and hands-on assembly of development parts. You will also participate in manufacturability assessments. You have extensive experience with a wide variety of assembly and manufacturing processes, automation of processes, cost analysis for outsourcing of processes, and paperless workflow systems.

Within 1 month you will:

    • Get to know the team
    • Shadow design engineers, technicians, and other manufacturing engineers
    • Support manufacturing activities, both internal and outsourced
    • Write work instructions for new or current composite airframe components
    • Support structural assemblies through aircraft integration Learn how to use our CAD and PLM tools

Within 3 months you will:

    • Continue learning about the aircraft composite parts and assemblies
    • Take ownership of new manufacturing projects
    • Work with technicians and design engineers to develop manufacturing processes, tooling, procedures, quality control points, inspection plans, etc.
    • Purchase and implement new manufacturing equipment
    • Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services

Within 6 months you will:

    • Reach high level of familiarity with the aircraft
    • Continuously improve manufacturing processes
    • Efficiently incorporate design changes into manufacturing plans and procedures
    • Improve manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment

Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or similar
    • 3+ years of experience as a manufacturing engineer in a production environment, preferably in a high-volume operation and/or aerospace
    • Comfortable taking ownership for finding and developing solutions to problems, as well as applying tried and tested methods
    • Familiar with composite part fabrication: prepreg layup, vacuum bagging, trimming, drilling, surface preparation, structural bonding
    • Familiar with drafting standards/GD&T. Has ability to interpret or create engineering drawings
    • Familiar with the creation of ply kits, core kits and laser files (preferably using Fibersim)
    • Proficient with CAD software (NX preferred)
    • Experience with PLM (Teamcenter preferred)
    • Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams, providing feedback to improve manufacturability
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), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 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.

Wisk 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, Wisk 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.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.