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.
About the Team:
As a member of the propulsion mechanisms team, you will be responsible for the design, analysis, prototype build, and testing of an actuated mechanism on the aircraft. Team responsibilities include the rotor tilt mechanism and the variable pitch mechanism, which enable transition from vertical to horizontal flight.
What you’ll do:
Apply understanding of load paths, design best practices, and mass/volumetric constraints to collaboratively design key propulsion mechanisms.
Analyze components and systems using a combination of hand calculations and FEA.
Generate engineering drawings for components and assemblies using GD&T.
Maintain assembly CAD and release parts and drawings in PDM.
Work closely with other teams (systems, certification, airframe, wire harness engineering, etc) and clearly communicate timelines, clearances, load paths, etc.
Be responsible for hardware sizing and selection, including fasteners, bearings, and actuators. Work directly with suppliers to source hardware to meet requirements.
Mentor junior mechanical engineers, and contribute to team resources and shared knowledge through participation in design reviews, generating how-tos, and setting an example of excellent work.
Complete prototype builds and support testing of mechanisms to verify that designs meet requirements and specifications.
What you need:
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a related field
5+ years of experience with metallic component design and analysis, preferably mechanisms
CAD expert (NX preferred)
Experience with a PDM system (Teamcenter preferred)
Knowledge of FAA aircraft certification requirements for Part 23 aircraft
Hands-on machine shop experience
Demonstrated interest in aviation
Mechatronics and actuation background
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.