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Structures Manufacturing Engineer

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
307 days ago
Hermeus is a startup developing hypersonic aircraft to radically accelerate air travel. At Mach 5, more than twice the speed of the supersonic Concorde, passengers will be able to cross the Atlantic in 90 minutes. On the path to hypersonic passenger aircraft, Hermeus is partnering with government agencies including the US Air Force and NASA to develop a series of autonomous aircraft that derisk the technology and solve urgent national security challenges. These products provide the data and confidence necessary to certify, produce, operate, and maintain safe and comfortable commercial aircraft. Hypersonic aircraft have the potential to create trillions of dollars of new global economic growth per year, unlocking significant resources that can be utilized to solve the world’s greatest problems.

The Manufacturing Team at Hermeus are the boots on the ground. We have a vast array of experiences ranging from welding, additive, tube bending, machining, integration, and avionics. We are a lean team who are responsible for building a vehicle that will fly. We provide crucial design feedback to our engineering team and can rapidly iterate on design and assembly. 

The Opportunity and How You'll Impact Hermeus

    • You will be responsible for the build and inspection processes for the structural assembly and testing of primary and secondary structures on the Quarterhorse vehicle
    • You will develop, qualify, and refine manufacturing processes to meet all design and business requirements including safety, quality, efficiency, and delivery
    • You will collaborate with other engineers, subject matter experts, and technicians to solve large-scale production challenges
    • You will resolve product non-conformances and collaborate with the quality team to implement root cause analysis and corrective actions
    • You will lead improvement projects to ensure that safety, reliability, and process capability goals are achieved, maintained, and improved
    • You will be a vital part of the relationship between our engineering and technician team
    • You will provide input into the design and development of new and existing hardware and take a lead role in the manufacturing and integration of our current and next-generation vehicles
    • You will identify, plan, and execute on capital equipment, machine, and layout upgrades to meet production demand
    • You will develop and refine floor layouts, capacity models, and product flow analysis to ensure on-time delivery of the vehicle as a whole
    • You will apply process improvement methodologies and tools (e.g. value stream mapping, problem-solving, visual management, etc.) to reduce manufacturing build hours and quality issues; increase production rates; and remove waste from complex processes
    • You will manage projects and execute to tight timelines while effectively communicating to and influencing stakeholders
    • You will train technicians, engineers, and leaders on best-in-class operations practices by leading process improvement workshops; providing training and information briefs on key topics; and personally, demonstrating by implementing solutions in the area
    • You will work with design engineers to evaluate designs for manufacturability and test requirements, then implement in a rapidly evolving production environment
    • You will ideate and implement tooling and test solutions, enabling high-quality built hardware

About You

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or a technical discipline
    • 5+ years of experience in aviation or aerospace manufacturing environment
    • Strong communication skills and ability to read and provide feedback on technical documents
    • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed
    • Will sometimes be working directly with the hardware on the floor and will have to be comfortable stooping, bending, and standing
    • Ability to make appropriate assumptions and perform trade studies using first principles and engineering fundamentals to create rationale for clear recommendations
    • Experience with high volume manufacturing, or design for manufacture and product development life cycle, or quality tools including root cause and corrective action, PFMEAs, QMS and process auditing and statistical analysis of quality metrics
    • Experience with metallic manufacturing techniques and equipment for processes such as CNC fabrication, welding (orbital tube and TIG), precision cleaning, forming, inspection, etc.
    • Demonstrated experience with CAD and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Working knowledge of Python or other coding languages
    • Experience in control and monitoring of complex automated systems and risk assessment/reduction of the system

Desired Multipliers

    • Experience in a startup development environment
    • Experience working in a flight development program
    • Experience working with Inconel and Titanium
    • Experience working with 3D-printed parts, castings, or forgings
    • Experience transitioning parts from the first article to production



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