Senior Composites Manufacturing Engineer
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201-500 employees

Urban air-mobility company
Company Overview
Wisk’s mission is to provide safe everyday flight for everyone through their aircrafts and services which are centered around the highest aviation safety standards. The company has built an industry-leading autonomy platform on proven aviation systems with autopilot, precision navigation, and data links augmented with Wisk’s proprietary and decision-making logic software.
Mesa, AZ, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
Mechanical Engineering
  • With that vision in mind, we are looking for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join our Manufacturing Engineering team. The goal of the Manufacturing Engineer at Wisk is to build the first fully autonomous all-electric aircraft that performs and operates safely in an urban air-mobility environment. In support of this goal, you will be part of the Manufacturing Engineering team that assesses designs for manufacturability and assimilability; identifies opportunities for early efficiencies and ways to leverage equipment or automation; and works cross functionally to prototype and develop processes for high rate manufacturing. Your goal is to make sure that designs are manufacturable and build the factory of the future
  • The successful candidate is a knowledgeable and experienced technical contributor who has direct hands-on experience developing and building type certified aircraft or working in regulated environments, from initial concept through flight testing and certification, with the technical breadth necessary to interface with all engineering functions such as Quality, Hardware design, Test, and Production teams. This person also has experience working with Composites layup, composite bonding, composite tooling, and composite trim and drill. In this role, the candidate must be proactive, forward thinking, and self-motivated with the ability to effectively communicate information and ideas with a cross functional and diverse team
  • B.S. in a relevant engineering discipline with at least 4+ years of experience working with large integrated composites structures, Composite layup, Composite bonding, Trim and drill system, structural assembly and composite automation systems
  • You have exposure to high-rate production environments and have experience working with composites structures
  • You have hands-on experience integrating complex, safety-critical systems and solving associated problems
  • Proficient with drafting standards/GD&T, Has ability to interpret, correct, and create engineering drawings
  • Proficient with CAD software (NX/ CATIA preferred)
  • Experience with automation and knowledge of designing and implementing system Automated systems
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to improve the manufacturability of a product (Design for Manufacturing) while controlling cost and weight
  • Comfortable creating new solutions to problems, working in a dynamic environment, and with members from different disciplines and backgrounds
  • Detail oriented with strong documentation skills with respect to project and task tracking
  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player
  • Own manufacturing projects from early design phases through introduction to production lines
  • Support manufacturing activities, both internal to Wisk and externally at vendors and potential technical partners
  • Support Composite Structures through aircraft integration, using Wisk determined CAD and PLM tools
  • Work closely with a cross functional project team to develop manufacturing processes, tooling and equipment, procedures, quality control points, inspection plans, etc
  • Improve manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment
  • Help define and develop process documents, and work instructions to define the manufacturing process and best practices to establish foundation for the Manufacturing system at Wisk
  • Learn about the Composite Structures and how it integrates with the overall aircraft and interacts with other subsystems
  • Support builds of the Composite Structures from prototype through at rate production
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with the Systems Test function to support testing of the propulsion system and determine how best to incorporate testing into at-rate production
Desired Qualifications
  • You are familiar with Siemens tools (NX, TeamCenter, Easy Plan, Opscenter etc.)
  • Must relocate to Mesa Arizona, and be able to travel to facilities in Mountain View, CA
  • Experience working on certified aircraft and in a regulated environment (e.g. AS9100, FAA Certification, or similar)
  • Experience in development and integration of automated manufacturing processes to bring prototypes to high volume production
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma principles
  • Familiar with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Familiarity with engineering configuration management tools such as Teamcenter and JIRA
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement & optimization efforts to reduce production costs, improve yield, quality, reliability, and performance
  • Familiarity with composite fabrication safety protocols and equipment