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 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
- Assist in the development of a high-volume battery production system, from early process feasibility studies to production at a greenfield site
- Assist in development of Equipment Development Standards and templates to drive hardware/software standardization across factory
- Work with external integrators to deliver equipment that meets company standards
- Provide machine design feedback from an electrical/controls and machine/operator safety perspective and drive implementation with cross-functional teams
- Support installation, commissioning, and qualification of new equipment and tooling with integrators
- Develop and validate MES interface to equipment
- Develop MES interface with equipment and oversee implementation by integrators
- Support in-line troubleshooting of production lines
- Develop handoff packages for production/sustaining engineering teams
- Support efforts for continuous improvements by identifying ways to improve quality, throughput, and reduce cost
- Support small scale buck and prototype builds
- Specify/select controls, safety hardware and program all devices for prototype lines/internally developed equipment
What You Need
- Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science or similar with 5+ years of experience
- Hands-on experience as a Controls Engineer, Applications Engineer or Equipment Engineer working on automation and/or electromechanical systems
- Knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, NEC, UL508A)
- Knowledge of Safety Standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA)
- Proficiency in developing pneumatic and electrical schematics in E-Plan/AutoCAD Electrical
- Demonstrated understanding of industrial communication protocols
- Experience programming cyclic execution devices such PLCs (Allen-Bradley/Siemens/Beckhoff)
- Experience programming per ISA-88 standard
- Experience programming cartesian, SCARA, articulated robots (Fanuc/Kuka/ABB)
- Experience programming vision systems (iRVision/Cognex/Keyence)
- Experience programming HMI, GUI, SCADA (Panelview/WinCC/TwinCAT HMI)
- Experience working with database systems such SQL and integrating them with PLC / DAQ
- Experience integrating PLC / MES systems and MES workflow development
- Experience selecting industrial control hardware such as circuit protection, drive systems, feedback devices, data collection devices, safety devices, etc.
- Experience integrating/setting up/using a wide variety of industrial equipment such as dispense systems, torque tools, power transducers, etc.
- Excellent logical-thinking
- Self-driven / hands on attitude
- Bonus Qualifications
- NFPA 70E certification
- RIA certifications (certified vision professional, certified motion control professional)
- Hands-on experience with battery module and/or pack manufacturing
- Experience with wirebonding, laser welding, ultrasonic welding, electronic torque tools, adhesive dispense, and/or battery End Of Line test
- Experience with PFMEA development
- Experience with NX/teamcenter
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 $148,000 - $185,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.