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:
Overall responsibility for the development of the flight critical propeller / rotor system as the project lead
Lead the cross-disciplinary team to perform trade studies and define requirements for the propellers / rotors.
Provide technical guidance on design concepts (risk vs. cost vs. performance)
Design and analyse the structure of the propeller / rotor blades and hub, based on engineering fundamentals, and the FAA requirements for propellers under 14 CFR Part 35.
Use your understanding of manufacturing and quality to design parts that are cost effective to produce, assemble, and inspect.
Be responsible for CAD model creation, drawings, ICDs, etc.
Compile all design intent documentation to hand off to manufacturing, and support manufacturing throughout the build process.
Validate and verify that the designs meet requirements and specifications
Work closely with and mentor other engineers on the design, stress and M&P teams
What you need:
BS degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field
5+ years of experience with lightweight structures (aircraft, spacecraft, other high performance vehicles), including some time working specifically with propeller or rotor blade design.
Understanding of propeller and rotor dynamics, aerodynamics, and loads.
Exposure to propeller pitch change or rotor collective mechanism design.
Ability to design and analyse simple mechanical components
An understanding of load paths and laminate design fundamentals
Strong CAD skills in NX (preferred), Solidworks, Catia or Creo
Familiarity with PDM systems
Experience with the manufacturing of composite parts, including compression moulding / bladder moulding.
Experience with analyzing and dispositioning non-conformances
Knowledge of FAA aircraft certification requirements for Part 23 aircraft, and Part 35 propellers
Experience with propeller / rotor design that includes erosion protection, lightning protection, and bird strike testing
Self-starter, team player, and desire to work in a fast-paced environment
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.