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Date Posted Apr. 26, 2024 Job ID 5968272003
Job Description

Materials & Process Engineer (Structural Bonding)

Irvine, CA


Rise above. Are you ready to take human possibility to a new dimension with us?

Supernal is an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company that’s developing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and the ground-to-air ecosystem to support the emerging industry. By creating a sustainable, integrated, and human-centered ecosystem, we are committed to taking a thoughtful and responsible approach to entering the AAM market with a product that meets the high level of safety and reliability in today’s air transportation system.

The future of mobility starts with people. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play. Join our dynamic team as we strive to be a part of something greater where potential powers tomorrow!

Supernal provides an inviting open-space workplace designed to foster collaboration, which aligns with one of our core values. This position is required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What we do: 

The Materials & Process Engineer applies their technical knowledge and expertise in structural bonding to support components across our vehicle. This role works toward building and implementing conventional and novel materials and process solutions while working with our partners to ensure delivered hardware that meets requirements that leads to the certification and production of new AAM vehicles. This position collaborates with all Engineering verticals & Supply Chain teams during the design process.

What you can do:

  • Author material specifications and process specifications that support manufacturing & ensure quality
  • Evaluate materials across the vehicle to satisfy design requirements
  • Support test plan execution for composites and structural bonding, method development, materials characterization, allowable generation, and design validation
  • Author test reports and other summaries to communicate information to the broader engineering team
  • Participate in design reviews for hardware components/assemblies
  • Support supplier selection, development, qualifications, and ongoing evaluations
  • Support the manufacture of hardware both in-house and at suppliers
  • Participate in industry working groups, standards bodies, and relevant technical conferences and symposia to maintain awareness of technology developments & regulatory trends across academia and industry
  • May require up to 25% of domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM or related field required
  • Minimum three (3) years of related experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Experience working with technicians
  • Experience developing a Design of Experiments plan
  • Experience running and analyzing data from analytical materials characterization equipment
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the areas of: adhesives, composites, structural bonding
  • Hands on experience with composite layup and bonding
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD software (CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, or similar)
  • Familiarity with statistical software, including Minitab, JMP, or similar
  • Knowledge of CMH-17, SAE, ASTM, and other standard bodies
  • Proficiency in writing R&D work instructions and documentation of R&D work
  • Proficiency MS Office Suite tools such as Word, Excel, Project & Visio
  • Understanding of a “First Principles” approach to problem solving
  • Proactive and efficient delivery of communication and follow-up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work in a timely manner

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred

Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.

The pay range for this position is:
$144,100$176,200 USD

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Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).