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Principal Engineer, Electric Engine

Company: Archer Aviation
Location: San Jose
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

What You'll Do:
In the Technical Specialist role you will be responsible for solving complex cross-functional issues with Archer's Electric Engine system. You will perform Electric Engine teardowns and root cause analysis - contributing to the development and verification cycle. You will also work daily with the Electric Engine design, Motor, Rotor ,Geartrain and test teams, contributing your expertise to improve future iterations of the Electric Engine. You will Lead the team by analysis and mentorship to Design engineering teams as an expert in design and engineering.


  • Create Electric Engine teardown procedures
  • Develop an Electric Engine health monitoring system that ultimately enables Archer to not perform Electric Engine inspection cycles based on time but based on fault indicators
  • Own the root cause analysis of field failures and ensure corrective actions are implemented to prevent future failures
  • Validation of Electric Engine requirements
  • Create Electric Engine end-of-line test specifications
  • Development of the Electric Engine DFMEA
  • Hands on Designer by experience who can lead by example and design alongside the team and check work.
  • Contribute to hands-on abuse testing - planning, setup, execution, and analysis
  • Lead Powertrain system optimization studies
  • Identify and drive to completion new areas for improvement across current and future systems.

    What You Need:

    • Masters Degree in mechanical/electrical engineering, physics, or similar
    • Minimum of 5 years of Electric Engine experience
    • Hands on experience with Electric Engine teardowns
    • Experience in Electric Engine cell, pack, and abuse development
    • Ability to organize and lead cross-functional efforts
    • Experience with root cause and/or problem solving methodologies (8D, 5 whys, etc)
    • Strong data analysis, modeling, and optimization capabilities - MATLAB preferred
    • Ability to travel domestically
    • Strong presentation skills

      Bonus Qualifications:

      • Aerospace and/or automotive development experience
      • Experience designing fixtures, procuring parts, and assembling test setups

        At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company's business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $238,080.00- $297,600.00. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
        Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer's People Team at. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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Keywords: Archer Aviation, San Jose , Principal Engineer, Electric Engine, Engineering , San Jose, California

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