Senior Manager, Electric Engine Manufacturing

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

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 100 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:

  • Manage the electric engine (inverter, motor, gearbox) manufacturing engineering team, responsible from prototype through series production
  • Collaborate with Product Design Engineering, Test, Quality, Manufacturing and Facilities teams
  • Lead the development of a high-volume electric engine production system including
    • Design For Manufacturing
    • Process development
    • Plant layout
    • Equipment selection and management
    • Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test
    • Installation
    • New Product Introduction
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement and cost reduction programs, optimize product flow and line efficiency by designing or improving tools, jigs, stations, work methods and ergonomics using the 5S methodology
  • Drive process control, specifically in the areas of quality and equipment capability
  • Support process failure mode and analysis (PFMEA)
  • Support supply chain development and procurement of key components
  • Support operations on the shop floor, establish KPIs in order to drive performance management, identify trends and mitigate risks
  • Develop, coach and mentor ME’s to ensure they understand roles & responsibilities, provide performance feedback, develop a career roadmap and partner with them on their career aspirations

What you need:

  • BS or MS Degree in Engineering or a related field
  • 7+ years experience in manufacturing and / or automation
  • 5+ years experience directly in EV drive unit manufacturing
  • 2+ years managing team
  • Strong hands-on experience with prototype and high-volume manufacturing
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting and financial planning
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical process control, GD&T, and lean manufacturing concepts
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with CAD, PLM, MES, and ERP software

Bonus Qualifications:

  • FAR 23 experience
  • Part 21 experience
Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at people@archer.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


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.
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