Manufacturing Project Manager

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San Jose, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-09

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Archer is an aerospace company building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft focused on improving mobility in cities. The company's mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer is designing, manufacturing, and operating a fully electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150mph while producing minimal noise. Archer's team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

Archer’s Powertrain Engineering group is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Manufacturing Project Manager, Engine to own Engineering Development Build material management and assist with Bills of Material (BOM) and Engineering Change Orders (ECO) management for our High Voltage Power System (Pack, Battery Management System, Charge Port Assembly, Ground Systems), and Electric Engine (Rotor, Stator, Inverter, Gearbox Assembly, Power Electronics, Final Assembly) programs. This is both an external facing and internal cross-functional role that requires close coordination with Suppliers and Archer Design Engineering, Program Management, Supply Chain, and Quality teams. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Deliver clear-to-build status, material coverage, run-out reports and other analyses as needed to plan Engineering Builds.
  • Chair cross-functional ‘OK2Build’ team meetings for all Powertrain engineering builds.
  • Drive manufacturing readiness schedules, tracking, and reporting. (equipment, manufacturing work instruction, testing, systems integration)
  • Coordinate with Powertrain Program Managers on the prototype build schedule (quantity, sequencing, build configurations, validation requirements, and material availability).
  • Build and maintain operational relationships with Powertrain suppliers. Act as the primary interface with suppliers on delivery status, issues and resolution for Engineering builds.  Escalate to commercial or technical partners when required (Design Engineering, Supply Chain/Procurement, Accounts payable, Quality, etc.).
  • Coordinate with Supply Managers and Procurement teams to get engineering project objectives accomplished.
  • Align with Design Engineering on revision control of what is being procured for Engineering Builds, support BOM reviews and maintenance.
  • Validate materials have been inspected & signed-off to support a build by design engineering and quality teams. If modifications are required, organizing the subcontracting of that work.
  • Ensure material arrives in a timely manner to support engineering build schedules set by Program Managers.
  • Manage engineering changes during and in between builds to minimize obsolete inventory and ensure continuous supply.
  • Identify areas of improvement or gaps in current processes and develop strategies to promote efficiency and productivity.
  • Provide off-hour support via email and phone with suppliers and Archer team as needed

What you need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (ideally engineering oriented discipline)
  • Minimum 3 years’ related NPI material management experience with electrical and mechanical parts, or purchasing in a manufacturing company
  • Demonstrated skills in supplier operational and relationship management
  • Analytical capabilities to optimize engineering inventory levels and logistics costs (Strong Microsoft Excel skills)
  • Familiarity with PLM, MRP/ERP systems with solid understanding of bills of material, product lifecycle management, and procurement/supply chain operations
  • Ability to operate in an ambiguous environment with little direction.
  • Ability to react to resets and constant changes in a demanding, time-sensitive environment.
  • Detail oriented and organized

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of and experience within electric powertrain systems such as batteries, electric engines, inverters, gearboxes and related ground support equipment
  • Thorough understanding of engineering product development including design phases, manufacturing processes and global supply chain management
  • Unparalleled multi-tasking skills

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to U.S. export control regulations. To conform to such regulations as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government.

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $134.400 - $168,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at [email protected]. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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