Mechanical Engineer (Composites Manufacturing)

Opener - Palo Alto, CA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $79,000 - $110,000 a year
We are a fast-growing company with a single lofty goal: to bring personal aviation to the general public. Innovating at the leading edge of electric aviation technology, we have developed BlackFly, the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing VTOL personal aircraft. Join us in ushering in a new age of aviation.

Role Responsibilities
Design and fabricate composite molds with an eye to manufacturability, production rates, cost
Design and fabricate composite parts that can be made in quantity and within tolerances
Work with suppliers to make molds which cannot be made in-house
Optimize process flow for composite part manufacturing and assembly and improve tooling
Aide with mechanical design and manufacturing design, flight testing tasks as required
Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering or similar
Understanding of composites part design, material properties, fabrication, testing and implementation
Proficient with solid-modeling, surface design CAD software
Demonstrated hands-on design and fabrication experience through student teams, co-op, and/or personal projects
Demonstrated interest in composites manufacturing and part design
Optional Qualifications
Experience CATIA v5 CAD suite, solid modelling and surface modelling
Understanding of how information technology fits into modern engineering design and manufacturing through PLM, MES, quality records etc.
Demonstrated interest in making processes more efficient
Demonstrated Interest in robotics, automation, aviation or aerospace
Personal Attributes
Looking for an exciting career with large positive impact
Strong work ethic and focus on timely project completion
Good problem solving and debugging skills
Finds self-actualization in good engineering design, implementation and pushing the envelope
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and willing to relocate to Palo Alto, CA. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Be sure to include Mechanical Engineer (Composites Manufacturing) and your name in the subject line.