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Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Buena Park
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.What we do: The Manufacturing Lead is responsible for supervising a team of engineers specializing in manufacturing, tooling, industrial engineering, and planning, specifically targeting the fabrication of prototype aircraft. The role will be accountable for the creation of a multitude of standardized processes and procedures within these subject areas while collaborating with the design teams throughout the conceptual, preliminary, and detail designs. The role will be heavily involved in the building of prototype and flight test aircraft; as well as, supporting the development and transitioning of manufacturing technologies necessary in achieving long term production goals. The position will work with all technical development teams/leaders including airframe, flight technology, vehicle management systems, powertrain, and dynamic systems.What you can do:

  • Provide strong technical and managerial leadership for the manufacturing, tooling, industrial engineering, quality, and planning groups
  • Oversee the development of manufacturing technology and its transition into a production environment
  • Support the fabrication efforts for prototype and flight test vehicles
  • Collaborate with all engineering teams to ensure design for manufacturing principles are properly applied
  • Manage the development of manufacturing tooling standard practices and detail design efforts
  • Oversee the development and proper execution of manufacturing planning procedures and policies
  • Oversee outside suppliers in both technical and project management aspects
  • Other duties as assignedWhat you can contribute:
    • B.S. in a relevant field
    • Minimum of 10 years of airframe primary structures manufacturing / integration experience using both metallic and non-metallic (composite) technologies during preliminary design (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Experience in aviation, automotive, and the mobility space with UAS or UAM
    • LEAN/Six Sigma experience and qualifications
    • Must have extensive experience in aircraft or automotive production environments
    • Managerial experience with development programs
    • Extensive experience with project management
    • Experience with prototyping
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent listening and comprehension skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentialityYou may also be able to contribute:
      • M.S. preferredAny offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at: This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization. -#LI-BH1 - -

Keywords: Supernal, Buena Park , Lead Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Buena Park, California

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