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M&P Engineer - Composites, Adhesives & Coatings

Company: Supernal
Location: Fountain Valley
Posted on: August 7, 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 Materials & Process Engineer (Composites, Adhesives & Coatings) will apply their technical knowledge and expertise to support components across our vehicle. This role will work toward building & implementing conventional and novel materials and process solutions and work with our partners to ensure delivered hardware meets requirements & leads to the certification & production of new AAM vehicles. This position will collaborate with all Engineering verticals & Supply Chain teams during the design process. What you can do:

  • Coordinate crafting design requirements & standard methodologies for all hardware on the vehicle
  • Own the evaluation & selection of composite materials, adhesives, sealants, paints, & coating solutions to satisfy design requirements
  • Coordinate development of adhesively bonded joints & assemblies
  • Lead development of functional and aesthetic coatings for various composite and metallic substrates
  • Build internal material specifications and process specifications that support manufacturing & ensure quality
  • Lead & coordinate testing for method development, materials characterization, allowables generation, and design validation
  • Serve as the M&P representative (Signatory Authority) in design reviews & in the production drawing release cycle for hardware components/assemblies
  • Coordinate supplier selection, development, qualifications, and ongoing evaluations
  • Build procedures for reviewing supplier delivered (source controlled) hardware for compliance with requirements
  • Assist in building top-level M&P control plans and documentation
  • Support the manufacture of hardware in-house, and at suppliers
  • Dedicated participation in industry working groups, standards bodies, and relevant technical conferences and symposia to maintain awareness of technology developments & regulatory trends across academia and industry
  • Other related duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's Degree in STEM or related field
    • 3+ years' related experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Technical proficiency in one or more of the areas of: adhesives, sealants, organic coatings, inorganic coatings, or composites
    • Proficiency MS Office Suite tools such as Word, Excel, Project & Visio
    • Understanding of a first principles' approach to problem solving
    • Familiarity with 3D CAD software (CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, or similar)
    • Proficiency with 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 CMH-17, MMPDS, SAE, ASTM, and other standard bodies
    • Solid understanding of Six Sigma, Lean, & DOE principals
    • Experience with process mapping, SPC, PFMEA, DFMEA and similar tools/techniques
    • Dedicated understanding of composites, adhesive & coating materials used for various substrates found in aircraft structures and application techniques & methods
    • Experience with qualification and implementation of automated/robotic adhesive application and/or coating process in a high-rate manufacturing environment
    • Proactive and efficient delivery of communication and follow-up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work in a timely manner
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality What you can also contribute:
      • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher 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: The job responsibilities of this position require access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export control laws and certain software that can only be used and accessed by U.S. Persons. Accordingly, this position is limited to applicants that are US Persons, i.e., U . S . citizen s , lawful permanent resident s as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) , or protected individual s as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) .

Keywords: Supernal, Fountain Valley , M&P Engineer - Composites, Adhesives & Coatings, Engineering , Fountain Valley, California

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