Manufacturing Technician

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Crossville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Our Company

Whisper Aero, a leader in air propulsion technology, focuses on delivering cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions. Our team, with over a decade of experience in electric propulsion, includes experts from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and other industry giants. We pride ourselves on a culture of ambition, creativity, and teamwork, constantly seeking innovative minds ready to challenge norms and drive progress in our field.

About The Role

Whisper Aero is looking for a dynamic Manufacturing Engineer capable of scaling our manufacturing capacity from small batches to a fully functioning production line, capable of shipping hundreds and then thousands of units annually. This role involves being the manufacturing voice during design reviews, authoring work instructions, documenting processes, implementing standardization, designing tooling, and enhancing process efficiency.

What You’ll Do

  • Build prototype mechanical assemblies.
  • Operate and maintain rapid prototyping equipment, including FDM and SLA 3D printers.
  • Provide recommendations for assembly and rapid prototyping improvement.
  • Set up and test electronic equipment, including avionics and batteries.
  • Assist in setting up large-scale test stands and test stations.
  • Participate in data collection during testing phases.
  • Ensure compliance with U.S. Person status requirements for handling export-controlled data.

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in a professional technical environment.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings and CAD models to produce precision parts.
  • Experience in programming, setup, and operation of various rapid prototyping machines.
  • Proven background in complex mechanical assembly.
  • Proficiency in general and precision hand tools (calipers, digital Wiha’s, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in both team settings and independently.
  • Experience in a fast-paced design environment.
  • CAD proficiency (Autodesk Fusion 360 preferred).
  • Familiarity with Formlabs, Raise3D, and Prusa 3D printers.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Familiarity with a range of electronics tools (optical scanners, oscilloscopes, multimeters, etc.).
  • Experience with high voltage batteries, electric motors, and controllers.
  • Background in aerospace and drone technology.


  • Top-tier Benefits: 100% paid Medical, dental, and vision for employees, 75% paid for dependents
  • PTO & Federal Holidays: Starting at four weeks of paid time off for vacation, sick, and personal days
  • Competitive Salary: Value-based compensation, plus enjoy Tennessee’s no-income-tax life
  • End of Year Bonuses: For eligible employees
  • Paid Lunches: Lunches MWF + drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Stipend

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.