Sr. Manufacturing Design Engineer

December 09, 2023
Offerd Salary:$127,000
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Working Time:Full time
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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 welding.
  • 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 CAPA.
  • Expected travel requirements <5%
  • Compensation Range:

  • 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 location.

    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 culture.

    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 other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti- discrimination laws.

    For positions located in the United States of America, Skydio, Inc. uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit https: // www.

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