Lead Composite Lay Up Technician

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Mountain View, CA
Departments – Manufacturing /
Full Time /
On-Site

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We are looking for a Lead Composite Lay-Up Technician to join our team. The goal of a Lead Composite Lay-Up Technician at Wisk is to ensure that composite parts are fabricated accurately and efficiently. You will be part of the manufacturing team that ensures high-quality composite components are produced for our all-electric personal aircraft.

Due to the nature of the work required for this position, this is an onsite opportunity. You will be required to work from our Mountain View office.

In this role you will:

  • Follow current processes, specifications, and best practices while laminating prepreg composite parts.
  • Use fixtures, molds, laser projection, CNC cutters and shop aides to ensure composite part fabrication is done properly and be responsible for the quality of your work.
  • Help develop and bring about safe autonomous flight.

  • As part of the manufacturing organization, you will act as a Lead Composite Lay-Up Technician for a novel type of aircraft development targeting the autonomous UAM market. In this role, you will:
  • Take part in the production of high-quality composite components.
  • Support the team by following detailed work instructions and ensuring all parts meet stringent quality standards.
  • Help solve problems related to composite part fabrication.
  • Coordinate with the manufacturing engineers and quality control to properly document any non-conformance or deviations from the established work instructions.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and accurate completion of tasks.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years lay-up of pre-preg composite parts with complex geometries.
  • Very strong mechanical skills.
  • Able to read and understand composite engineering drawings including notes and tolerances.
  • Strong craftsmanship skills and experience with various types of hand tools and hand-held power tools.
  • Broad experience with a wide variety of epoxy resin systems, woven carbon fiber and fiberglass, film adhesives, core materials, and syntactic fillers.
  • Able to learn new software systems for ply cutting, laser projection, and oven controllers.
  • Bladder and/or compression molding lay-up experience.
  • Extreme attention to detail and continual pursuit of perfection.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability/experience operating a laser tracker for part validation or fixture set-up.
  • Ability to work from verbal instructions.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment conducting repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.
$41 - $47 an hour
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to offering a great work environment and the opportunity to be part of the team making electric autonomous flight a reality, at Wisk, we offer excellent total rewards which include a competitive base salary, annual bonus, long term incentive, 401K, health benefits and much more.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay Range the Company expects to pay:$41 - $47per hour - The starting base rate within this range for this role varies based on factors such as your geographical location, and your relevant job-related experience that is consistent with a business necessity.
We are committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity, and we encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including those from marginalized or underrepresented groups in the tech industry and aerospace, to apply for our job openings. We consider every candidate who shares our passion for making the impossible possible, even if they may not strictly meet all preferred requirements. We firmly believe that a diverse range of perspectives can profoundly influence both our product and our company culture.

Wisk HQ located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 11 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching vested immediately, commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, wellness allowances, snacks, drinks, fruit, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and much more.

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Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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