Senior Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineer to join our team developing the mechanical systems of an electric aircraft. You will work to develop mechanical designs in coordination with aerodynamics engineers, structural engineers, and manufacturing engineers among others in a diverse and fast- paced team.

Our systems are all tightly integrated, so this work will require close coordination with engineers developing electric motors, power electronics, various mechanisms, cooling systems, and all associated assembly tools and test equipment. You will participate in concept development, design, prototyping, analysis, model validation, design of test equipment, and system level test and verification.

Within 1 month you will:

  • Get to know the team and the system
  • Work with design engineers, manufacturing engineers, technicians, and other analysts to become familiar with the aircraft
  • Support an existing project by helping with re-design, upgrades, and improvements
  • Become fluent in our CAD and PLM tools

Within 3 months you will:

  • Continue learning about the aircraft and subsystem assemblies
  • Take ownership of new design projects or the support of ongoing efforts
  • Work with technicians and manufacturing engineers to develop manufacturing processes, tooling, procedures, quality control points, inspection plans, etc.

Within 6 months you will:

  • Troubleshoot issues discovered during testing and production of hardware
  • Watch airplanes fly making use of the hardware you designed


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Aeronautical Engineering
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong understanding of Mechanical Engineering fundamentals (statics, dynamics, structural mechanics, etc.)
  • Familiar with CAD software such as Siemens NX(preferred), Solidworks, etc.
  • Familiar with drafting standards, including GD&T, and can interpret or create engineering drawings
  • Experience supporting manufacture, including disposition of hardware non-conformances.


  • Familiarity with aircraft certification and aerospace development best practices and standards
  • Experience leading cross-functional integrated project teams including schedule, budget, and technical oversight
  • Experience in field engineering/product sustainment.
  • Experience as FAA Designated Engineering Representative


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