Senior Manager, Manufacturing and Equipment Engineering 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!

The Sr. Manager, Manufacturing and Equipment Engineering will lead a manufacturing engineering organization that will oversee the development and implementation of product manufacturing processes that maintain proper product functionality, configuration control, product quality, and cost-efficiency.

The Sr. Manager ensures the engineering team and other manufacturing departments work together as one cohesive unit. Responsible for overseeing the development of equipment, tooling, processes, and manufacturing processes to aid in the manufacturing & assembly processes. Reviews, evaluates, and implements engineering changes and specification requirements.

The team is composed of manufacturing engineers, tool engineers, planners, and producibility engineers.


  • Building a high performing engineering team of Manufacturing, Tooling and Ground Support Equipment Engineers
  • Developing and maintaining the technical standards for Manufacturing Definition, Manufacturing Work Instructions and design/analysis practices for Tooling and Ground Support Equipment, including CAD modelling standards, analysis methods, and expectations for formal design reviews.
  • Providing technical mentorship and appropriate training to build team proficiency
  • Working with Project Leads and Program Management to properly support programs with team resources
  • Selecting and maintaining engineering tools and processes appropriate for supported programs.
  • Providing People Management services to team members - including performance reviews, career development support, routine one-on-one meetings, and feedback opportunities
  • Planning team resource needs, hiring, recruiting efforts, and technical interviews
  • Maintaining a cohesive team across projects by holding routine group meetings to communicate information from the organization, lessons learned, and other improvement opportunities


  • 15+ years of experience in aerospace structures development
  • 5+ years in an engineering leadership role
  • Masters/PhD degree in Material/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or similar technical field
  • Industrial engineering experience working in high-volume assembly processes
  • Familiarity with CAD software such as NX (preferred), Solidworks, CATIA, etc.
  • Proficiency in drafting standards including GD&T, with an ability to generate/review engineering drawings for metal and composite parts and assemblies
  • Ability to scale a team, scale prototyping, scale production
  • Deep experience in manufacturing engineering and production challenges
  • Ability to lead a team to accomplish company goals in a fast pace, demanding, dynamic environment
  • Knowledgeable in high and low volume manufacturing (proto-typing, OEE, equipment selection, DFM, 8D, CAD)
  • Critical problem-solving skills: ability to ask the right people, the right questions at the right time in the right way
  • Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000


  • Knowledge of FAA certification processes and the design of vehicle systems to formal requirements such as Part 23, 25, 27, or similar
  • Working knowledge of LEAN processes and practices


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 Manager, Manufacturing and Equipment Engineering
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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