Staff Mechanical Systems Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

Software Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 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.

What you’ll do:

- Lead and support the development of one or multiple of the critical, actuated mechanisms on the aircraft

- Provide technical communication and coordination with senior leadership and program management

- Team responsibilities include the propeller tilt mechanism, the variable pitch mechanism, the flight controls surface mechanisms (flaperons and ruddervators), and the landing gear systems

- Manage the technical direction of the designs, as well as the management of their delivery, conformity, test, and certification

- Mentoring the Jr. level Mechanical Systems engineers on the team

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Aerospace engineering (or related) with 10+ years related to structural design/engineering or relevant disciplines. Relevant graduate degrees may account for post Bachelor’s experience, e.g. MSME.
  • Strong experience in areas such as:
    1. GD&T for mechanical systems.
    2. Design for 14 CFR Part 23 compliance to systems requirements.
    3. Structural analysis utilizing hand calculations and finite element methods.
    4. Materials selection inclusive of alloys, heat treatments, allowables, and surface treatments.
    5. Siemens NX CAD and Simcenter FEA tools.
    6. Roller element bearing selection and sizing.
    7. Involute gear tooth design and analysis.
    8. Ball and/or Lead screw design and analysis.
    9. Analyses: Modal, nonlinear and linear buckling, fatigue.
  • Exhibits ownership
  • Ability to thrive within ambiguity

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with PDM systems
  • Project/Program management experience
  • Proficiency in Matlab, Python, Mathcad, and/or Labview.
  • Hands-on machine shop or mechanic experience (professional or hobby)
  • RTCA DO-160 testing experience
  • Demonstrated interest in aviation
  • Pilot’s license

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 $151,680-$208,560. 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.