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Actuation Engineer - Motor Control Electronics

Company: Supernal
Location: Irvine
Posted on: March 18, 2023

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 Actuation Engineer - Motor Control Electronics is responsible for the development of the flight actuation control electronics for Supernal eVTOL aircraft. This role is heavily involved in developing the actuator motor control unit from conceptualizing and design, to prototyping and manufacturing, and through production support. The role works closely with an outside supplier and other Supernal technical teams including Flight Controls and Electrical & Wiring.
What you can do:

  • Support Motor Control Electronics (MCE) full life cycle hardware & software development

  • Participate in actuation system and MCE LRU development, including planning, requirements definition, analysis, design, configuration management, and integration & verification

  • Oversee MCE supplier design efforts, including architecture and implementation details

  • Document function and test of MCE LRU, including specifications and compliance reports

  • Support aircraft installation and integration, including writing and releasing engineering orders and functional test plans/procedures required for flight test and production aircraft

  • Prepare and communicate design and technical material to management and stakeholders

  • Other related duties as assigned
    What you can contribute:

    • Bachelor's in electrical engineering or a relevant engineering field

    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in control electronics development (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)

    • Experience with electro-mechanical actuators and motor controllers

    • Experience with rotary-wing and/or fixed-wing Fly-By-Wire flight control systems

    • Familiarity with any FAA CFR parts 23/25/27/29 or other certification experience

    • Electronics focused work experience

    • Proficient using requirements capture and management tools (DOORS NG desired)

    • Knowledge of qualification and certification rules and standards applicable to commercial aircraft systems and equipment, including ARP 4754A, ARP 4761, DO-160, DO-178, DO-254

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
      Any 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.The pay range for this position is:$133,120-$186,160 USDClick HERE or visit: to view our benefits!

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