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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 20, 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 Sr. Mechanical Engineer is responsible for designing aircraft interior components. The role will create 3D CAD models and 2D drawings in Catia V6 3DX and assist in the certification of various interior components. This role is involved in the building of prototype and flight test aircraft as well as incubating technology that will be transitioned to the operations/production team. The role incorporates design for manufacturing from the beginning and ensures a smooth transition into production with the operations team. The Engineer collaborates with all technical development teams, including systems, interiors, flight technology, and airframe.
This position will be required to work on-site 5 days a week.
What you can do:

  • Design (cosmetic composite interior) panel structures, injection moldings, dividers, interior furniture, and mechanisms such as hinges, latches, slides, cams, and linkages
  • Gather, derive, and develop project design requirements and document requirements in DOORS
  • Develop technologies, requirements and specifications for composite materials and process and transition them into production
  • Understand corrosion in and between metallic and composite components and best practices for plating and corrosion prevention
  • Work with structural analysis team to verify capabilities of structure before fabrication
  • Identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies
  • Prepare and author various manuals / templates such as design standard and best practices, procedures, and processes
  • Create 3D models of design details per design best practices using Catia and prepare manufacturing drawings to ASME Y14.5 standards using GD&T in Catia
  • Develop and maintain project schedules and prepare project reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
  • Maintain relationships with key material and component vendors and provide technical support as needed
  • Ensure compliance with safety / regulatory standards
  • May require up to 25% of domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned

    What you can contribute:

    • Bachelor's degree in a mechanical or aerospace engineering required
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience designing and delivering interiors for large commercial aircraft and experience in interior composite structures (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Expert knowledge using Catia V5 (10,000 hours of experience) and Catia V6 (6,000 hours of experience) as well as advanced surfacing
    • Experience designing composite interior panels, components and assemblies for commercial aircraft including sidewall, furniture, floor and ceiling closeout panels, composite monuments, privacy/class dividers, cable raceways and mechanisms for interior doors, stow bins, cabinets, etc
    • Experience designing injection molded, vacuum formed, CNC machined aluminum and 3D printed structural composite part
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Analytical thinking and ability to make well-reasoned decisions

      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, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a 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 subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).
      Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.The pay range for this position is:$166,400—$232,960 USDClick or visit: to view our benefits!

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