Who we are: 

Archer is an aerospace company based in Palo Alto, 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:

  • Design, develop and test high voltage, high power density motors for eVTOL applications 
  • Responsible for all aspects of the mechanical design of the motor
  • Analysis and optimization of the motor design using FEA for mechanical modeling, thermal modeling, acoustics and vibration
  • Support validating results through dynamometer testing
  • Design test equipment, such as dynamometers, testing fixtures, etc.
  • Ownership through all stages of development from concept, design, testing, validation, and production release and support
  • Continuously evaluate new technologies and design improvements to develop the most power dense, efficient and reliable electric motor
  • Rapid prototyping of conceptual designs
  • Generate and maintain top level assembly BOM
  • Integration of motor and controller components
  • Generate key component assembly instruction manuals
  • Assist with generating vital technical documents for the mechanical team (including technical component specifications, prototype test plan, statement of work for sourcing components, and assembly instruction manuals)
  • Integration of motor and controller components

What you need:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years or MS with 3+ years of experience in related fields
  • Expert experience with electric motors (including surface and interior permanent magnet motors) in the 50kW-200kW range with speeds up to 2500 RPM
  • Experience with flow analysis and thermal design
  • Expert in Solidworks, NX or other CAD packages
  • Proficient at mechanical tolerance stackup analysis and GD&T practice
  • Completed at least one full cycle from paper requirements to a finished product motor
  • Experience with high voltage systems
  • Familiarity with gearbox selection or design
  • Familiarity with python, matlab or other scripting languages
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills


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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