Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Crossville, TN, USA
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2022
Location: Nashville, TN

About the Role

Whisper Aero is a next-generation, air propulsion company that delivers thrust more cleanly, efficiently, and quietly than ever before.
In this role, you will be responsible for taking the high-level conceptual designs created by others in the team and transforming these into detailed designs to be handed off to manufacturing. This includes sketching concepts, 3D modeling, 2D drawings for manufacturing, analysis, and interfacing with external fabricators. This engineer will use their prior experience to rapidly tradeoff manufacturability and mechanical constraints that are seemingly non-intuitive or non-obvious. They will provide mentorship to more junior members of the team to elevate performance and efficacy across the team. The candidate will also participate in testing and fabrication efforts as needed.
The ideal candidate is someone who is:
excited about aviation
proactive and inquisitive
a life-long learner
comfortable working in a fast paced team
thrives in a (controlled) chaotic environment
propensity for developing the simplest (elegant) solutions to complex mechanical problems

What You’ll Do:

Design complex mechanical systems
Communicate with the system design and structural analysis teams to create a detailed design of hardware
Create engineering drawings for manufacturing partners
Use first principles to determine the validity of an idea (for example: back-of-the-envelope hand calcs or a basics physics model)
Mentor and train junior engineers
Interface with external fabricators to rapidly prototype hardware

What You’ll Need:

U.S. Person status is required, as this position may access export controlled data
BS with 5-7 yrs work experience in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related discipline
Proven track record of managing engineering projects involving multiple stakeholders, and leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams
Experience doing structural hand-calcs
Proficient with CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)
Strong understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing fundamentals
Strong written and oral communication skills
A willingness to work on tasks outside your primary job functions

Bonus Qualifications:

5+ years using CAD software
Experience using structural analysis software tools
Experience designing to take full advantage of 3D printing tools
Aircraft component design experience
Drone or model aircraft experience
Design of tooling for assembly and/or manufacturing
Experience designing electronic assemblies
Experience designing test fixtures and ground equipment

Whisper Aero 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.
Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Application Process

Identify a role that’s a solid fit. We realize that perfect fits are hard to find, so if something doesn’t exactly line up, but you believe you could be the one, you should still consider applying.
Read through our values. We want every one of our team members to be a culture add. This means sharing our core values and the way we work.
Prepare your application. If you’ve found a job fit AND think you’ll be a culture add, we’d love to hear from you.
with the following subject line
[name_of_the_role] first_name last_name for Whisper Aero
ex. [CFD Engineer] Jane Doe for Whisper Aero
Attach reference materials
• Resumé
• Portfolio of prior work
• Links to your LinkedIn, website, and/or Github repo