Mechanical Engineer

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Nashville, 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

As a Mechanical Engineer at Whisper Aero, you will be focused on mechanical design, prototyping, and preparing designs for manufacturing. You will play a crucial role in developing concepts for future propulsors and test equipment, encompassing everything from first principles analysis to modeling and prototyping

What You’ll Do

  • Design mechanical assemblies for ground and flight hardware.
  • Plan and execute builds for prototypes using diverse manufacturing methods.
  • Guide and collaborate with technicians in building prototype hardware.
  • Manage projects with external manufacturers, ensuring quality and timeliness.
  • Participate in design reviews and assist in propulsor assembly.
  • Delegate tasks to technicians and engage in various related tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent) with at least 4 years of related work experience, or a Master’s degree with at least 1 year of related experience.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and building parts (CNC machining, composites, 3D printing, prototyping, mechanical assembly).
  • Proficiency in CAD software (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Basic knowledge of stress analysis and experience managing technicians' time and tasks.
  • Proficient with GD&T per ASME Y14 and experienced in creating tolerance stacks.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with rotating parts and mechanical analysis (hand calculations, software).
  • Knowledge in sheet metal design and fabrication.
  • Expertise in bolted joint analyses.


  • 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.