Production Engineer at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Remote, United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Electrical 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 an experienced team leader, ideally with an aerospace background, to architect our Production System of the future. This position reports to the Director of Industrial Engineering and Process Design and will work closely with the Production Systems IPT Lead.

As the Production Engineer, you will architect the Production System strategy and requirements. These requirements will be shared with the product IPT Leaders, and you will support development and creation to integrate Production Plans into the Production System in conjunction with the Production Systems IPT Lead..

This position requires a systems mindset with the ability to navigate between fine details and the big picture and a wide breadth of manufacturing knowledge. It also requires collaborating with multiple stakeholders including engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, facilities, finance, construction, and more.

What you will do:

  • Define the Production System Requirements and architecture
  • Coordinate and integrate Production Plans from several Integrated Product Teams
  • Coordinate with Quality to ensure the factory is certifiable under FAA Part 21(Production Certificate)
  • Design the overall process flow and conceptual layout for the factory
  • Analyze build sequences and own capacity analysis for the entire production system (headcount, machines, layouts, supply chain, inventory levels)
  • Define material delivery plans (inbound and outbound), crew cycling plans, tool cycling plans
  • Ensure production lines are balanced (takt time)
  • Create long term expansion plans for Full Rate Production
  • Define capacity and cost metrics
  • Lead the framework to forecast capital or operational expenditures against long range plan
  • Conduct trade-off analyses to drive key manufacturing business decisions
  • Run what-if scenarios and optimization experiments

What you have done:

  • B.S. in Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering / Operations Research, or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of manufacturing experience with at least 3-5 years managing cross functional teams
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and tools
  • Experience with capacity planning and discrete event simulation software (i.e. FlexSiM, AnyLogic)
  • Experience with factory layout, equipment or process planning
  • Experience with data analytics & visualization
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to travel, in the future


  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering / Operations Research / Engineering Systems or equivalent
  • Experience with composites manufacturing
  • New product introductions
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems deployment

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 flight lessons, wellness subsidies, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

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
    Production Engineer
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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