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Hyundai America Technical Center Inc.
Date Posted Sep. 12, 2022 Job ID 5135768003
Job Description

Sr Manufacturing Engineer - Tooling

Irvine, California


Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. 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.

What we do:

The Sr Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for developing tooling solutions that support advanced manufacturing technologies necessary for the overall long term production goals of the product and will contribute to the fabrication of prototype and flight test vehicles. The role will assist in the creation of standard processes and procedures within the field, while collaborating with the design/manufacturing teams throughout conceptual, preliminary, and detail design phases. The Sr Manufacturing Engineer collaborates with the airframe design and manufacturing teams to incorporate a design for manufacturing philosophy and will be integral in transitioning the tool designs to the production environment.

What you can do:

  • Develop manufacturing planning, emphasizing tooling technology and its transition into a production environment
  • Support the fabrication efforts for prototype and flight test vehicles
  • Interface with all engineering teams (e.g., design, stress, materials & process) to ensure design for manufacturing principles are properly applied
  • Identify and manage tooling needs, procurement, setup, verification, commissioning, and maintenance
  • Develop manufacturing tooling standard practices and procedures
  • Support manufacturing related tooling activities, both internal and external
  • Support drafting of standards related to assembly tooling design

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering field
  • A minimum of three (3) years of manufacturing or tooling design experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Must have experience with composite tooling design and fabrication
  • Tool design experience with development programs
  • Experience with prototyping
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to improve the assembly and FAL process of a product (Design for Manufacturing)
  • Experience in aviation, automotive, and/or the mobility space with UAS or UAM
  • LEAN/Six Sigma experience and qualifications
  • Ability to communicate implementation of tooling, such as work instructions, tool usage instructions, tooling drawings, safety information, and/or new product integration plan
  • Highly collaborative and works well both independently and with a team
  • Internal and external customer focus
  • Ability to solve complex mechanical design problems
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
  • Proficiency with Excel VLOOKUP, pivot tables, MS Office Suite

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in aviation certification environment
  • Experience in high-rate composite fabrication methods
  • Project management experience
  • Proficient with model-based definition, drafting and GD&T standards

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, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided 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, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.