Sr. Staff Motor Manufacturing Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2023

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

**We have 2 openings; please share anyone else that may be interested**

What you’ll do:

  • Development of the Electric Motor (Engine) with specialty in stator and/or rotor process development including: wire wind, varnish, welding, magnetization, balancing and general assembly.
  • Apply knowledge of electric motors and manufacturing process to collaborate with cross functional teams including Product Design Engineering, Quality, and Facilities teams
  • Drive the Design for Manufacturability efforts with the product design team
  • Conduct process failure mode and analysis (PFMEA) for the production system
  • Develop the manufacturing Build Plan (line layout, manufacturing methods, part flow, tools, equipment, precedence network, etc.) and determine an appropriate MBOM
  • Create Training/SWI documentation for assembly and installation
  • Oversee technician/operator training on the equipment.
  • Design manufacturing equipment and fixtures in-house
  • Participate in early prototype product builds to characterize and develop both product and process critical parameters.
  • Develop specification for tooling and automation equipment
  • Implement process control parameters and strategies to ensure process capability
  • Manage the procurement, construction, acceptance and deployment of production equipment.
  • Support first unit builds and testing of the production system

What you need:

  • 2+ year work experience and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic, or a equivalent & related practical experience
  • Experience in the field of Electric Motor (Engine) manufacturing, specifically Stator and Rotor manufacturing.
  • Experience commissioning and improving Equipment.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Proficiency using 2D & 3D CAD to generate manufacturing layouts, assembly models, and detailed part drawings for fabrication.
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical process control and GD&T
  • Excellent communicator, both in presentations and written reports.
  • Able to maintain organization and focus in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Prefer ability to travel 10% of the time, both domestically and internationally.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Prior internships or full-time experience in Aerospace manufacturing engineering or similar role.
  • Experience developing production lines from prototype to production.
  • Experience with PLM, MES, and ERP software.
  • Direct experience programming and troubleshooting industrial automation (PLC, robots, gantries, etc…)

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $104,000-$130,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.