Sr Technical Operations Lead

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San Jose, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2024-04-19

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 100 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.

What You’ll Do

  • Build and operate integrated test labs for one of the world's first FAA certified eVTOL aircraft
  • Manage work orders in JIRA and assign to technicians to execute builds and modifications to test labs
  • Maintain lab documentation for lab modifications, repairs and upgrades
  • Aid in the repair and replacement of aircraft subsystems components in a test lab environment
  • Setup and operate test equipment during initial subsystems integration testing
  • Inspect the work of technicians to ensure quality and conformity with design specifications
  • Mentor other technicians to provide training on how to build and maintain complex subsystems test labs
  • Approve and keep track of the time cards, leave and shifts of the technicians
  • Make sure all the material, parts and tooling for work orders are available 
  • Work with purchase department to order parts for the team 
  • Receive and maintain inventory of parts, consumables, aircraft components and simulation hardware
  • Work closely with testers to ensure seamless collaboration and prevent any testing bottlenecks
  • Collaborate with other teams to support wiring harnesses builds on an as needed basis
  • Create and maintain technical operations and lab operations procedures in Confluence

What You Need

  • Familiarity with aircraft components, its handling, removal and installation procedures.
  • 5+ years of experience in the lab test environment and of which at least 2 years in leading the team
  • Familiarity with aircraft wiring build, modification, troubleshooting and installation
  • Superior technical skills and expertise in avionics and aircraft subsystems operation and troubleshooting
  • Extreme attention to detail and high expectations for quality technical work
  • A safety conscious mindset for ensuring the wellbeing of all working in the labs
  • Set an example for a high standard of technical work for other team members
  • Familiarity with aircraft systems, performance characteristics, and certification requirements.
  • Experience in working with Atlassian tools such as Confluence and JIRA 
  • Experience in working with aerospace suppliers, and original equipment manufacturers
  • Adaptable and capable of assuming various roles as needed and do multi-tasking 
  • Experience in setting up policies and procedures for technical operations 
  • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment while effectively managing multiple priorities.

Bonus Qualifications

  • A&P License
  • Inspection Authorization (IA)
  • Experience with FAA type certification and conformal test setups
  • Familiarity with high voltage systems

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 $115,200 and $144,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
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.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to [email protected]. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.

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