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Mechanical Test Engineering Manager
Updated on 4/1/2023
San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in mechanical design or test engineering
  • Past success growing and leading a high-performance team, including direct leadership and leading as a 'lead-of-leads'
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in the areas of dynamic testing and electric drivetrain, including motor and gearbox performance, powertrain system interactions, modal analysis, and NVH
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to explain technical challenges and solutions to fellow engineers and non-engineers alike
  • Experiencing using industrial test automation and data logging equipment (NI cDAQ) and associated sensor selection
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python
  • Deep experience with environmental and durability testing
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • Must be able to work in person at Zipline's South San Francisco Headquarters
  • Hire, lead, and mentor the test engineering department responsible for powertrain performance and reliability testing, including building this function within the department and setting the bar for performance and reliability testing
  • Manage the requirements and verification test plans of the next-generation of Zipline powertrain hardware, from batteries, motors, gearboxes, propellers, thermal performance, aeroacoustic performance, and NVH
  • Maintain visibility across the hardware your team owns, and have the ability to deep dive into projects and challenges
  • Leverage your technical leadership expertise in hardware design and test to establish a team culture that biases toward action and tests ideas
  • Drive root-cause understanding of test failures; drive test campaigns to stay one step ahead of the design process
  • Lead the demonstration of powertrain system performance, including range, efficiency and weather performance
  • Manage the development of custom test equipment used in cell and battery engineering, thermal runaway testing, propeller aeroacoustic testing, and motor and gearbox performance testing

501-1,000 employees

Autonomous drone delivery
Company Overview
Zipline designs, manufactures, and operates drones to deliver vital medical products to everyone, no matter where they live.