Senior Composites, Materials and Process Engineer 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 seeking a Senior Materials and Process Engineer to join our team to help us develop design allowables for our composite structures. You will be responsible for contributing to the authoring of test plans, qualification testing substantiation plans, authoring material specifications, authoring process specifications, and developing test plans. Formulation of test plans may involve sourcing new laboratory equipment, software, and tools or identifying third party laboratories to complete testing. You will work closely across the entire Wisk organization with multiple diverse Wisk engineering disciplines to develop the best approach to generating data necessary to meet the demands of designs.

Team members will be involved in conceptual designs, trade studies, prototyping, requirements development, formal reviews, detailed design, manufacturing and quality support, and testing.

Within 1 month you will

  • Get to know the team and familiarize yourself with the company
  • Work with M&P engineers, design engineers, manufacturing engineers, technicians, and other analysts to become familiar with the aircraft
  • Learn about existing test plans and aircraft materials
  • Familiarize yourself with regulatory documentation

Within 3 months you will

  • Continue learning about the aircraft and subsystem assemblies
  • Take ownership of being an M&P representative for aircraft products
  • Work with technicians, manufacturing engineers, and vendors to develop processes, procedures, quality control points, inspection plans, etc.

Within 6 months you will

  • Implement a test plan to validate critical material properties
  • Troubleshoot issues discovered during testing and production of hardware


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in materials science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or similar and a minimum of 8 years of related experience; or an advanced degree without experience; or equivalent work experience.
  • Have experience with materials for airframe structures, including composite materials, adhesives, metals.
  • Familiar with materials properties and behaviors, testing, processes for aircraft structural parts
  • Have experience developing test plans, specifications, and qualifications of materials and processes.
  • Familiar with CAD software such as Siemens NX(preferred), Solidworks, etc.
  • Familiar with specifications, test plans, FAA regulatory requirements, CMH-17
  • Experience supporting manufacture, including disposition of hardware non-conformances.


  • Familiarity with aircraft certification and aerospace development best practices and standards
  • Experience in field engineering/product sustainment.


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
    Senior Composites, Materials and Process Engineer
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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