Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous
flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation.
The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-
class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to
empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first
responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!
About the Role:
Insightfully designed manufacturing processes are critical in bringing our
tightly integrated, sophisticated electromechanical systems to major markets.
As a primary designer and executioner, you'll work with our product
development, reliability, manufacturing, and quality teams to design the
world's most advanced autonomous drones so that you can produce them
efficiently and at scale.
How you'll make an impact:
Collaborate closely with the product development team to influence designs
for robust manufacturing and assembly. Develop an in-depth understanding
of part function and critical to quality criteria.
Architect, develop, and implement processes and metrics to assemble, test,
and validate those products.
Craft work instructions that can be used to both train new operators and
guide experienced ones.
Layout work stations to optimize the speed and consistency of producing
sub-assemblies and integrating them into a working product.
Design fixtures to help operators join, fasten, and adhere components
repeatably and accurately.
Develop in-house industrial automation of gluing, curing, ultrasonic
welding, robot calibration, and test processes.
Respond quickly to ongoing/sustaining manufacturing issues that arise in
the day to day process of ramping products.
What makes you a good fit:
Experience designing for assembly, with an eye for how to adjust
interfaces to improve the manufacturability of the system.
Collaborative approach to challenging problems and changes, looking for
solution paths that can meet the goals of different teams.
Drive to balance requirements with the product design team to bring
quality products to market on time.
Interpersonal and leadership skills as well as the ability to be a
positive team member to both colleagues and external partners.
Hands-on and excited to build things. Interest in both architecting an
assembly station and debugging a failed test.
Ability to design and build automated assembly and test hardware,
integrating either internal circuit boards or off-the-shelf modules.
Strong grasp of fundamental engineering concepts
Self starter with a desire to push Skydio products to the next level while
communicating cross functionally.
Expert at creating complicated electromechanical assemblies in one or more
CAD softwares, and prototyping using 3D printers, laser cutters, drill
presses, and other tools.
Practical manufacturing experience and/or knowledge in the following
manufacturing processes: metal casting, sheet forming and stamping,
injection molding, CNC machining, extrusion, coating technologies, and
Background in industrial safety process, PLC, and electrical wiring.
In-depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and
inspection, and an ability to review and generate 2D drawings.
Experience applying quality tools such as Failure Modes Effect Analysis
(FMEA), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and 8D Problem-
Solving, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Process Control (SPC), and/or
Expected travel requirements <5%
The annual base salary range for this position (spanning multiple
experience levels) is $127,000 - 172000. Compensation will vary based
on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge,
and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are
eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of
incentives and stipends.
For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional
At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a
multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives
to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing
our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive
As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the
basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, ethnicity, national origin,
citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and
related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion,
disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition,
genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or
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