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Sr. Airframe Designer

Company: Supernal
Location: Whittier
Posted on: May 14, 2022

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 Sr. Airframe Designer is responsible for driving all aspects of design and certification of the airframe structure. The role will assist in building the fundamental framework of standard processes and procedures within the subject area while leading the design team throughout the conceptual, preliminary, and detail design. This will include the building of prototype and flight test aircraft. The Sr. Airframe Designer contemplates design for manufacturing from the beginning and ensures a smooth transition into production with the operations team. The role collaborates with all technical development teams, including systems, interiors, flight technology, and manufacturing.What you can do:

  • Perform airframe design studies, layouts, and released details and assemblies
  • Ensure the airframe design meets production rate targets
  • Ensure the airframe design is weight efficient and certifiable
  • Ensure all systems interface requirements are met
  • Support the manufacturing team in developing production technology
  • Design and support prototype and flight test efforts
  • Develop standard methodologies for airframe design
  • Other duties as assigned.What you can contribute:
    • B.S. in relevant engineering field
    • A minimum of 10 years of experience in airframe design (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Expert CATIA or UG driver
    • Experience in composites design
    • Experience with aircraft development programs
    • Experience leading teams
    • Experience with project management
    • Experience with Earned Value Management
    • Experience with prototyping
    • Highly collaborative
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
    • Proficiency with MS Office SuiteYou may also be able to contribute:
      • MBA or M.S. in engineering preferred
      • Experience in structural analysis preferredAny 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: ta-support@supernal.aeroThis 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.

Keywords: Supernal, Whittier , Sr. Airframe Designer, Other , Whittier, California

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