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Sr. Rotor Design Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Bellflower
Posted on: November 15, 2022

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. Rotor Hub and Controls Design Engineer is responsible for the Rotor Hub and Rotating Control System design. The Rotor Hub and Control Design Engineer will work directly for the Head of Dynamic Systems and may support related special projects outside this scope to meet company objectives as required. What you can do:

  • Responsible for rotor system design activities. This involves crafting 3D conceptual layouts of rotor hubs and rotating controls including rough sizing, bearing and damper arrangements, kinematic studies and design considerations pertinent to mass production. Interacting with Dynamicists and Stress and Fatigue Analysts is a vital part of this position
  • Build technical specifications, design components and assemblies in CATIA V6, create 2D drawings with appropriate GD&T and release those drawings in the Supernal PLM system
  • Responsible for the components/assemblies crafted from conceptual design through buildup and test of the prototype air vehicles
  • Support the Dynamic Systems Team in the integration of the rotor system into the air vehicle in the following areas: rotating controls and hub to Gearbox integration, rotating controls to non-rotating controls integration, rotor pylon to airframe attachment and associated vibration attenuation hardware, and assembly sequence
  • Technical oversite of the suppliers of any components which assemble into the rotor system
  • Work with the Assembly and Integration Team to provide prototype parts to support system level testing and engineering builds
  • Collaborate with the Test and Evaluation Team to plan, support, and conduct tests as required
  • Maintain and update Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) reports for the rotor system and components
  • Create Purchase Requisitions and other engineering administrative tasks as required to support prototype build and testing
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
    • 5-8 years' experience working on helicopter and/or tilt-rotor rotor systems (An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this role)
    • Proficient in using a 3D Computer Aided Design System (CATIA V5, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Auto CAD or equivalent)
    • Knowledge of conceptual design including 3D layouts
    • Familiarity with vehicle and related sub-component product development processes
    • Familiarity with rotor system production processes
    • Solid understanding and implementation of problem-solving techniques (ex. Fish bone diagrams, Fault tree analysis, 8D, etc
    • Works well with all levels of management, including executive management
    • Must display ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and implement contingency plans
    • Ability to take ownership and accountability for major analytical and planning assignments
    • Interacts directly with management and functional leaders as required
    • Strong teamwork skills. Able to develop consensus and move the program forward You may also be able to contribute:
      • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering degree (equivalent or above) preferred
      • Prior background knowledge of electric and hybrid powertrain systems preferredAny 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.

Keywords: Supernal, Bellflower , Sr. Rotor Design Engineer, Engineering , Bellflower, California

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