Supervisor, Battery Assembly at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Mountain View, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Battery Assembly

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 a supervisor for the battery assembly shop team to join the production operation of our Wisk generation 6 vehicle and Cora Go To Market vehicle. You will apply principles from high-volume manufacturing to ramp up production and ensure that quality, production schedules, and engineering requirements are met within released specifications and delivered on time per the production schedule.


  • Manage, develop, and motivate employees who assemble battery packs for manufacturing and engineering, as well as service field units
  • Conduct HR/Admin tasks: approve time cards/Personal Time Off, annual employee reviews, approve & initiate purchase orders, etc.
  • Acquires resources to execute production plan (e.g. staffing)
  • Ensures team members are appropriately trained
  • Lead process improvements
  • Collaborate on quality improvements
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers, customers, peers, and direct reports
  • Maintain shop metrics
  • Ensure all processes are being performed safely within the guidelines of released specifications and technical documentation


  • 5+ years managing small teams in a manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing of high voltage battery packs
  • Able to support a production schedule of 6:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  • A strong understanding of high voltage test setups & equipment
  • Basic knowledge of Lithium-ion batteries and BMS software
  • Understanding of production metrics, field data, and relations to quality and reliability data
  • Hands-on skills with electromechanical systems, tools, instruments, and measurement techniques
  • Experience in wire harness development and PCB soldering
  • Knowledge of safety standards/guidelines pertinent to high voltage assemblies and experience implementing them
  • Experience in lean manufacturing principles
  • Understanding of and experience with basic manufacturing quality principles
  • Familiarity with tool control and calibration schedules
  • Familiarity with failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with managing electronic work instructions from manufacturing execution software
  • Experience utilizing and following detailed work instructions, reading/interpreting drawings, and fulfilling engineering specifications
  • Trained in IPC 610A & IPC 620A standards
  • Open to international and domestic travel to suppliers (less than 20%)


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
    Supervisor, Battery Assembly
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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