Senior Battery Manufacturing Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 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:

  • Lead the design of the High Voltage Battery production system, including line layout, manufacturing processes and automation, installation, and overall battery production ramp planning for a new manufacturing facility
  • Apply expert level knowledge of High Voltage Batteries and manufacturing process to collaborate and influence our multidisciplinary Product Design Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing and Facilities teams in the development of a new High Voltage Battery for an eVTOL aircraft
  • Drive the Design for Manufacturability efforts with the product design team
  • Determine the requirements for automation, tools, stands, fixtures, etc.
  • Develop the manufacturing Build Plan (line layout, manufacturing methods, part flow, tools, equipment, precedence network, etc.) and determine an appropriate MBOM
  • Conduct process failure mode and analysis (PFMEA) for the Battery production system
  • Develop specification for tooling and automation equipment
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for automated assembly processes
  • Oversee Final Acceptance Testing of manufacturing equipment
  • Support supply chain development and procurement
  • Create/approve work instructions for Battery assembly and installation
  • Support first unit builds and testing of the production system
  • Own upgrades and continuous improvement projects

What you need:

  • 7+ years work experience and B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated hands-on assembly of complex Battery systems at high rates
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical process control and GD&T
  • Experience developing production lines from prototype to mass production
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with CAD, PLM, MES, and ERP software

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with high voltage systems: cars, aircraft, 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 $134,400 - $168,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and 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 Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
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.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.