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

  • Build and maintain a fly-by-wire aircraft according to aviation standards using shop and calibrated tooling including torque wrenches, crimping and stripping tools
  • Document and communicate aircraft deficiencies, and work with the engineering team to correct them
  • Participate in all aspects of the Flight Test Safety Risk Management process
  • Contribute to flight test success as part of the ground crew 
  • Provide input on the design and fabrication of novel air vehicles from a perspective of hands on repairability and maintainability 
  • Meet scheduled timelines and, in some cases, aggressive deadlines to have aircraft flight ready for project milestones

What You Need

  • 8-12 years of experience in the aerospace industry
  • 8-12 years of aircraft maintenance experience 
  • Exposure to developmental flight test
  • Aircraft configuration management and conformity experience
  • A collaborative attitude and a meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A&P license (or military equivalent)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with AC43.13-B
  • Great communication skills and a high attention detail are required 
  • Experience working with high voltage systems
  • Knowledge of wiring techniques and best practices (crimping, routing, securing, etc.)

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with electric aircraft 
  • Prior experience/working knowledge of composite frame and repair
  • Hands-on with fly-by-wire aircraft and flight test instrumentation
  • Maintenance experience with Part 23 and/or Part 27 certification flight test
  • Underpinning knowledge of IPC 610/620 
  • Experience working with CAD, NX, Confluence, JIRA 

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 $38.00 - $45.00/hour. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

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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