Mechanical Engineer - Wire Harness 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 are looking for a Wire Harness Designer to join our team. The goal of a Wire Harness Designer at Wisk is to ensure the highest level of integrity of mechanical wire routing and design. You will be part of the Mechanical Engineering function supporting the Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) Product team.

Why we need you

  • With that vision in mind, we are looking for a Wire Harness Designer to join our EWIS team. The goal of the Wire Harness Designer at Wisk is to own the design and layout of wiring harness, while working with an multidisciplinary team of system engineers, electrical engineer, and manufacturing engineers to build the first fully autonomous all-electric aircraft that performs and operates safely in an urban air-mobility environment. In support of this goal, you will be part of the
  • The successful candidate is highly motivated and results driven. Using strong understanding of first principals to mature designs. You will be working in a fast paced environment with the focus of developing the future of electric aviation.

What you will do:

  • As part of the mechanical engineering organization, and deployed in an EWIS product team you will act as a Wire Harness Designer for a novel type of aircraft development targeting the autonomous UAM market
  • You will take ownership of Mechanical harness design and routing
  • Perform 3D wire routing using NX to support the integration and installation of harnesses in the vehicle
  • Make design considerations for mass optimization, structural integrity, thermal consideration and safety
  • Support prototype Wire Harness work of both in-house and external harness manufacturers
  • Perform general mechanical engineering analysis to validate mechanical and thermal aspects of the design
  • Manage interface control models & drawings using TeamCenter

What you have done:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent
  • 5+ year experience in flight harness design
  • Harness 2D engineering drawing creation using Mentor Graphics Capital
  • 3D Electrical Wiring and Harness routing using NX electrical routing
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of design first principles
  • Mechanical and thermal harness analysis


  • Work on prior certified aircraft program
  • Knowledge of EMC, lightning and HIRF design considerations
  • Understanding of structural impacts of harness integration and maintenance

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
    Mechanical Engineer - Wire Harness Design
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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