Engineering Technician

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Software Engineering
Crossville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Location: Nashville, TN

About the Role

We’re looking for an experienced engineering technician to join our team. This technician will be focused on assembling prototype engine assemblies, building and operating ground testing equipment, and overseeing rapid prototyping equipment. They will have a solid track record with aerospace system hardware and instrumentation and proficiency troubleshooting and developing creative solutions.

What You’ll Do

Assemble prototype aerospace products and develop assembly instructions.
Manage, maintain, and operate 3D printers and rapid prototyping equipment.
Assist in the setup of test stations and conduct tests with data acquisition.
Develop and implement wiring layouts for ground tests and vehicle systems.
Help on teams outside of assembly and ground test.
Operate basic metal machining tools

What You’ll Need

4+ years of experience as an electronics, test, or assembly technician.
Expert skill with general hand tools, precision measurement tools, and electronics fabrication.
Demonstrated experience operating a manual mill and a manual lathe.
Experience with FDM 3D printing and printer operation.
Experience building high performance assemblies such as engines.
Familiarity with test equipment (multimeters, accelerometers, pressure sensors).
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
Strong computer skills.
Ability to work in groups and individually.
Adaptability in a fast-paced test environment.
Creativity applied to problem solving.
Respect for both the safety of yourself and others, experience and awareness of high voltage electrical systems and electromechanical spinning machinery, and the ability to work safely in a lab test environment.
U.S. Person status

Bonus Qualifications:

Experience in R&D space
Proficiency in SolidWorks other similar program.
Proficiency with LabVIEW
Proficiency with MATLAB and/or Python basic data analysis.
Proficiency with Arduio or Raspberry Pi programming.
Experience working with composites.
Experience with mold making or model making.
Experience with SLA 3D printing and printer operation.
Experience with finishing body work (automotive or otherwise).
Software version control using Git.
Experience with high voltage batteries and electric motors and controllers.
Aerospace experience
Ability to perform basic data plotting, post processing, and write lab reports for tests performed.
Google suite experience (Sheets, Docs, Slides, …)

Competencies and Characteristics

Embody safety: Responsible flight requires a meaningful and instinctual safety culture. We assess the risks, plan, mitigate, and learn from our mistakes so that others don’t have to.
Foster creative genius: We are curious. Thinking outside the box excites us and compels us to find ways to make the world a better place. We ask the hard questions others won’t to deliver products and services others cannot. We are undeterred by the unknown, explore new possibilities, and dive deeper to see the details others miss.
Distill the details: Complexity must be harnessed to leverage increasingly sophisticated tools and data. We develop intuitive understandings from this complexity and instill them into elegant products. And we simplify so that others understand clearly.

The Team

Whisper Aero is propelling quiet electric technologies from fans to flight. Everyday, the world harnesses the power of air to make our world more productive from fans cooling large data farms, to leaf blowers cleaning our yards, to propellers driving drones, aircraft, and more. But moving air has resulted in more and more noise, interrupting the peace and tranquility we expect in our homes and communities. As the world’s cities grow denser, noise becomes an increasingly critical barrier to our growing energy, data, delivery, and transportation needs.
At Whisper Aero, we use first-principles physics to develop products that make moving air cleaner, more efficient, and quiet enough to blend into the background, transforming the soundscape of our cities forever.
Whisper is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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