Full-Time

Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted on 5/14/2024

Pyka

Pyka

51-200 employees

Autonomous electric aircraft for cargo, crop protection

Food & Agriculture
Hardware

Mid

Oakland, CA, USA

Required Skills
CAD
Communications
SolidWorks
FEM/FEA
Requirements
  • 1-4+ years of professional experience in mechanical design, preferably in the aerospace industry
  • Experience designing, performing structural analysis, and supporting the manufacture of composite structures
  • Experience designing parts for a wide range of manufacturing processes including 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding, sheet metal
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in any 3D CAD package (Solidworks, NX, Inventor)
  • Experience using FEA and hand calculations to validate mechanical design decisions
  • Excitement to be in a prototyping shop building things with hands
Responsibilities
  • Take on “Design Responsible Engineer” responsibilities for several mechanical design components
  • Work with Senior Engineers on the conceptual design, prototyping, testing, iteration and documentation of flight critical mechanical parts and assemblies
  • Create and maintain 3D CAD, drawings and manufacturing documents with meticulous attention to detail
  • Work with manufacturing teams to build tools and processes for in-house parts and subsystems
  • Communicate closely with external suppliers and fabricators to ensure quality products and timely delivery

Pyka Inc. specializes in autonomous electric aircraft for cargo transport and crop protection, featuring proprietary flight control software, avionics, high power density motors, motor controllers, batteries, and custom carbon-fiber composite airframes. Their technologies enable safe, clean, and cost-effective transportation, with a focus on enhancing express delivery networks and making aerial application safer and more precise.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$48.3M

Headquarters

Oakland, California

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

17%

1 year growth

63%

2 year growth

139%

Benefits

Competitive salary & equity

Medical, dental, & vision insurance

FSA with employer matching

401k

Paid holidays

Unlimited PTO

Free catered lunch & snacks