Sr. Materials & Process Engineer (Electronic Systems & Components)

Jobs for Humanity
Irvine, California
Nov 26, 2023
Dec 14, 2023
Engineering, Materials
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description

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. Materials & Process Engineer applies their technical knowledge and expertise broadly to support electrical systems, components, and EWIS (Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems) across all Supernal systems (electric motors, high voltage system, energy storage system, avionics, communication & control systems). This role works toward developing & implementing conventional and novel materials and process solutions as needed and work with our partners to ensure delivered hardware meets requirements & leads to the certification & production of new AAM vehicles and other advanced mobility solutions.

This position will be required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What you can do:

Contribute to building requirements & standard methodologies for electronic systems, components, & EWIS (Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems) and against all powertrain, avionics, energy storage, and flight controls related hardware & systems across the vehicle as they relate to M&P

Lead all aspects of evaluation and selection of materials to satisfy design requirements focusing on polymers, adhesives, thermal interface materials, ceramics, metallics and insulation materials pertaining to electrical systems

Build internal material specifications and develop process specifications that support manufacturing & ensure quality

Lead & coordinate testing for method development, materials characterization, allowable generation, design validation, & hardware certification

Lead flammability & fire testing for electronic systems as required

Serve as the M&P representative (Signatory Authority) during design reviews & in the production drawing release cycle for EWIS and electronic systems components and assemblies

Assist with supplier selection, development, qualifications, and ongoing evaluations and improvements

Build procedures for reviewing supplier delivered (source controlled) hardware for compliance with requirements

Dedication to awareness of technology developments across academia and industry as well as regulatory trends through participation in industry working groups, standards bodies, and relevant technical conferences and symposia

May require up to 25% of domestic and international travel

Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

Bachelor's degree in a STEM or related field required

Minimum of five (5) years of related experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)

Experience in material selection and generation of qualification test plans

Technical superiority in one or more of these areas: EWIS, electrical components, avionics equipment, high voltage system materials, adhesives, polymers, or elastomers

Familiarity with a "First principles" approach to problem solving

Knowledge of 3D CAD software such as CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, or similar

Proficiency in crafting test plans, coordinating & implementing test campaigns, and generating test reports

Operational knowledge of materials characterization lab equipment

Familiarity with statistical software, including Minitab, JMP, or similar

Knowledge of SAE, ASTM, MIL, ISO, IPC and other standard bodies

Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean, & DOE principals

Deep understanding of process mapping, SPC, PFMEA, DFMEA and similar tools and techniques

Dedicated understanding of EWIS and electronic systems for radar, communication systems, actuation, flight controls, powertrain, high-power electronics for vehicle electrification, battery charger applications, electrical grounding, & insulation materials used in aerospace and relevant fabrication techniques across multiple areas

Expertise in supplier auditing and management

Ability to create and develop material and process maturation roadmaps to enable future product development in close cooperation with designers and manufacturing partners

Knowledge of FAA flammability and fire testing requirements

Knowledge of DO-160 requirements & compliance/conformance testing

Proficiency with MS Office Suite tools such as Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, & Visio

Proactive and efficient delivery of communication and follow-up

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work in a timely manner

You may also be able to contribute:

Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred

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).

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:$166,400-$232,960 USDClick HERE or visit: (url removed) to view our benefits!