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Date Posted May. 07, 2024 Job ID 5977892003
Job Description

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Powertrain

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 Sr. Manufacturing Engineer – Powertrain is responsible for delivering flight-worthy products and maturation of technologies to meet production cost and rate requirements. Success requires collaboration with other stakeholders and subject matter experts spanning across the entire product life cycle at the component, system, and aircraft-level. This role embodies the integrated approach to design, build, test flight-worthy components, systems, and aircrafts with an emphasis on electric motors, rotors, drivetrain components, and/or thermal management systems.

What you can do:

  • Develop and execute build plans driven by program milestones, critical paths, and risk registry
  • Develop work instructions to build and test flight-worthy components and systems
  • Define statement of work and on-board equipment, hardware, and fixtures at work centers
  • Drive quality assurance efforts such as incoming inspection, functional testing, process/product buy-off
  • Identify and procure the necessary equipment to perform functional testing
  • Work with technicians and subject matter experts to build and test flight-worthy products
  • Advocate build team objectives with other verticals, stakeholders, and suppliers
  • Provide design for manufacturing guidelines to ensure build success across the organization
  • Prioritize build initiatives according to product and tech development roadmap
  • Leverage expertise of technology development partners to speed up product development
  • Develop and execute certification plans for novel manufacturing technologies
  • Support the fabrication efforts for structural test and demonstration articles
  • Develop manufacturing standard practices and guidelines
  • Support other teams in detail design, systems architecture and systems integration work
  • Support in the review and approval of supplier’s statement of work, work instructions, and specs
  • Contribute to the development of the aircraft maintenance manual
  • Partner with PMO organization to execute build plan
  • Requires 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; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in urban air mobility, aviation and/or automotive (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Experience with electric motors, rotors, drivetrain components, and/or thermal management systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent listening and comprehension skills
  • Excellent planning, organizing, and coordinating skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to pick up and apply new concepts
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Experience with composite airframes and/or structures preferred
  • Experience with integrated product teams and/or systems of systems framework preferred
  • Experience designing and developing flight-worthy products preferred
  • Experience in aviation certification environment preferred
  • Experience with development programs preferred
  • Experience in prototyping environments preferred
  • Experience with project management preferred
  • LEAN/Six Sigma experience and qualifications preferred
  • Project management skills preferred
  • Proficient with model-based definition, drafting, and GD&T standards 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:
$180,100$218,300 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).