Electronics Manufacturing Engineer
Employment Type: Full-Time
Project Heaviside is Kitty Hawk’s latest high-performance electric VTOL vehicle. It is designed to be fast, small and exceedingly quiet, taking advantage of new possibilities to free people from traffic.Here at Kitty Hawk, where a century of aviation practices meets technology breakthroughs and a world-class engineering team, things are looking up. In 1903, the Wright brothers took flight for the first time from the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Our journey started by designing, testing and building all-electric vertical take-off and landing products for work and play. Today, in California, we are building on the Wright Brothers’ legacy to create the next generation of vehicles for everyday flight.Project Heaviside is Kitty Hawk’s latest high-performance electric VTOL vehicle. It is designed to be fast, small and exceedingly quiet, taking advantage of new possibilities to free people from traffic.
Within 3 months you will: Become the primary point of contact for technical issues with PCBA and wiring harness vendors
Within 6 months you will: Design and implement quality controls and functional tests Identify and qualify new vendors based on increasing production demands
Within 9 months you will: Develop standards for PCBA and wiring harness documentation, design, and manufacturability
Required: Organizational ability to manage complex timelines involving dozens of components Experience in the manufacturing of PCBAs and complex wire harnesses Familiarity with IPC standards. Familiarity with ePDM, Altium or other PLM software Familiarity with engineering drawings, BOMs and other technical specifications Experience working with a wide range of vendors and contract manufacturers including internationally Ability to work in and adapt to a constantly changing, dynamic environment 3+ years relevant work experience
Desired: Experience in a vendor management or global supply situation Experience evaluating electrical component substitutions A background in design for manufacturing of electromechanical systems. This includes enclosures, harnessing, connectors, PCBs, thermal bonding, etc. Flight related hobbies or pursuits, including as a pilot, hang glider, paraglider, windsurfer, RC aircraft builder, or other Experience working with NPI and/or R&D teams
We are located in Palo Alto and Hollister, with great access to nice outdoor spaces as well as to airports at both locations. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), unlimited PTO days, 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 and snacks, flight lessons, happy hours and many more.Kitty Hawk 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, Kitty Hawk 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.Kitty Hawk is an E-Verify employer.
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