Manager of Mechanical Engineering, Design at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Mountain View, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Mechanical Engineering

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all- electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We believe in a world where less time getting there means more time being there, and that starts with Cora. With over a decade of piloted and autonomous flight experience, we have created Cora—our all-electric, self-flying air taxi that will change the future of daily commutes and urban travel. From day one, Cora by Wisk was designed with safety and comfort as our first priorities using emissions free systems.

We are working toward a future where you will be able to safely soar over traffic and get to where you’re going, faster. Because everyone has somewhere to be, someone to see, and now—a better way to get there.

With that vision in mind, we are looking for a Manager of Mechanical Engineering, Design to join our team. You will be part of the Mechanical Engineering Sub-Department that designs the next generation eVTOL.

The successful candidate is capable of leading a team of mechanical engineers from diverse backgrounds engaged in the design of complex mechanical hardware in the development of novel aircraft. In addition to being a subject matter expert on the aforementioned topics you will be responsible for team performance reviews, scheduling, resource planning, budgeting, coordinating facility upgrades for new capital equipment, purchasing, vendor relationships with key suppliers, establishing requirements for the aircraft, sourcing new vendors. In this role, the candidate must be self motivated and capable of working with little direction. The candidate should be able to effectively communicate expectations on projects and tasks with their team and should be able to effectively communicate these expectations to IPT Leads throughout the organization to enact plans to meet mission critical milestones. This candidate should also be able to motivate their team and find creative ways to keep engagement high.

What you will do:

  • You will take part in SRR, PDR, CDR and other design gate reviews.
  • You will support Integrated Product Teams (IPT) by assigning team members as representatives to the IPTs and mentoring the team members and being the final authority on the quality of work being produced by the M&P Team
  • You will set the standard for technical rigor for the design of mechanical systems

What you have done:

  • You have a B.S. in Engineering and at least 8 years experience.
  • You have experience in the design of optimized mechanical hardware for use in aerospace systems.
  • You have hands-on experience with the fabrication, test and acceptance of aerospace hardware.
  • You have familiarity with CAD software such as NX (preferred), Solidworks, CATIA, etc.
  • You are proficient in drafting standards including GD&T, with an ability to generate/review engineering drawings for metal and composite parts and assemblies
  • You have experience with the manufacturing methods and materials typical of high performance aerospace structures and implementation Design for Manufacturing practices
  • You are experienced working with formal requirements and planning verification activities


  • Knowledge of FAA certification processes and the design of vehicle systems to formal requirements such as Part 23, 25, 27, or similar
  • Experience supporting production, including quality, with design updates to improve manufacturability and non-conformance dispositions and justifications.

Who you are:

  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and many more.

In order to protect the health and safety of all Wisk employees in the workplace, we are requiring that all employees receive an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 prior to physically returning to Wisk’s U.S. offices. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Manager of Mechanical Engineering, Design
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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