Senior Mechanical Engineer, Battery Pack 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!

Design and own mechanical components and assemblies of the battery pack and modules powering Wisk’s next-generation eVTOL aircraft

Optimize mechanical designs for weight and size by developing creative design solutions using advanced materials and innovative packaging concepts

Collaborate with other engineering teams, including aircraft structures, cell development and cable harnessing, to integrate all systems at the aircraft level

Build and test prototype(s) to develop new technologies, improve tech maturity, and ensure they meet functional requirements

Work with test, system safety and certification teams to ensure designs meet stringent requirement to achieve FAA type certification

Collaborate with external vendors to build hardware optimized for manufacturability and assembly


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent
  • 5+ years industry experience
  • 2+ years of relevant battery experience
  • Strong understanding of Mechanical Engineering fundamentals with focus on battery module, pack and/or vehicle integration
  • Experience with high voltage architecture of Electric Vehicle batteries, bussing, and disconnect design
  • Proficiency with CAD software, Siemens NX preferred
  • Familiar with drafting standards, including GD&T, and can interpret and create engineering drawings for complex parts and assemblies
  • Knowledge of mfg processes such as injection molding, machining, stamping, and extrusions. Knowledge of part joining techniques such as laser welding, adhesives, bolted joints, brazing, etc


  • Familiarity with aircraft certification and aerospace development best practices and standards
  • Familiarity with aviation test standards including with DO-160 and DO-311
  • Experience leading cross-functional integrated project teams including schedule, budget, and technical oversight
  • Experience working within large assembly environments strongly preferred
  • Hands on experience building prototypes and running tests
  • Track record in product development from concept to production
  • Experience with Data Analysis tools. Matlab preferred.
  • Experience supporting manufacture of large, high voltage traction battery packs, preferably including disposition of hardware non-conformances

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, Battery Pack Design
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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