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Manufacturing Engineer - Structures

Company: Supernal
Location: Corona Del Mar
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Manufacturing Engineer - Structures is responsible for delivering flight-worthy products and maturation of technologies to meet production cost and rate requirements. Success requires collaboration with other team members, partners, and subject matter experts spanning across the entire product life cycle at the component, system, and aircraft-level. This role embodies the integrated approach to design, build, test flight-worthy components, systems, and aircrafts with an emphasis on airframes and composite/metallic components.

What you can do:

  • Develop and implement build plans driven by program achievements, critical paths, and risk registry
  • Develop work instructions to build and test flight-worthy components and systems
  • Define statement of work and on-board equipment, hardware, and fixtures at work centers
  • Drive quality assurance efforts such as incoming inspection, functional testing, process/product buy-off
  • Identify and procure the necessary equipment to perform functional testing
  • Work with technicians and SMEs to build and test flight-worthy products
  • Advocate build team objectives with other verticals, collaborators, and suppliers
  • Provide design for manufacturing guidelines to ensure build success across the organization
  • Prioritize build initiatives according to product and tech development roadmap
  • Apply expertise of technology development partners to speed up product development
  • Develop and implement certification plans for novel manufacturing technologies
  • Support the fabrication efforts for structural test and demonstration articles
  • Develop manufacturing standard practices and guidelines
  • Support other teams in detail design, systems architecture and systems integration work
  • Support in the review and approval of supplier's SOW, work instructions, and specs
  • Contribute to the development of the aircraft maintenance manual
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree in STEM or related field; Master's degree a plus
    • A minimum of three (3) years' of experience in urban air mobility, aviation and/or automotive (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Experience with composite and metallic fabrication and assembly work
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent listening and comprehension skills
    • Excellent planning, organizing, and coordinating skills
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Ability to manage competing priorities
    • Forward-thinking with an ability to pick up and apply new concepts
    • Ability to collaborate with multi-functional teams
    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality You may also be able to contribute:
      • LEAN/Six Sigma experience and qualifications
      • Project management skills
      • Proficient with model-based definition, drafting, and GD&T standards
      • Experience with airframes and composite/metallic components preferred
      • Experience with integrated product teams and/or systems of systems framework desired
      • Preferred experience designing and developing flight-worthy products
      • Experience in prototyping and aviation certification environments preferred
      • Preferred experience with project management and development programs Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

        The pay range for this position is:
        $133,120 $186,160 USD

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Keywords: Supernal, Los Angeles , Manufacturing Engineer - Structures, Engineering , Corona Del Mar, California

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