Manufacturing Engineer

| San Francisco
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About Zipline
Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.
About You and The Role  

Our aircraft and ground equipment are the tools that enable our mission. Our Manufacturing team are the dedicated women and men who produce those tools and our Manufacturing Engineering team are the ones who allow us to scale by taking craftsmanship out of our manufacturing processes.

The ideal Manufacturing Engineer takes pride in their work and brings analytical ability, organizational skills and superb attention to detail to their art. The Manufacturing Engineer is familiar with and appreciates an environment where individuals carry tremendous responsibility and where superior work is encouraged, noticed, and rewarded. This candidate enjoys work, thrives on daily interaction with high-caliber people and has a keen understanding of how to work with and/or motivate them.

What You'll Do  
  • Liaise with the Design Engineering and External Quality teams to review UAV, Ground Equipment and their major subassemblies during Prototype, Engineering Validation, and Design Validation stages to review designs for manufacturability.
  • Collaborate with the Design Engineering and External Quality teams to develop General Dimension and Tolerance (GD & T) criteria to support process quality.
  • Continually assess in-house manufacturing processes, particularly during Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), Ramp and Mass Production stages to reduce manufacturing time, cost and increase process quality including liaison with Test Engineering teams to implement automated testing and fixturing where required.
  • Partner with Field and Internal Quality Teams during Mass Production to assist with Root Cause / Corrective Action / Preventive Action (RCCAPA)  for field failures.  Specifically, identify or discount manufacturing processes as causal. If manufacturing processes are causal, identify corrective action(s) required.  If manufacturing is not causal, assist Design Engineering or External Quality teams to identify failure modes.
  • Implement new processes and identify new equipment as required to reduce manufacturing time, cost and increase process quality.
  • Work with Manufacturing and New Production Introduction Teams to update Manufacturing Process Instructions (MPIs) resulting from new / changed processes.
  • Own Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) for UAV and Ground Equipment manufacturing operations.
What You'll Bring 
  • BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 5+ years of combined career experience as a leader of engineering projects and as a hands-on mechanical/manufacturing/design engineer working on mechanical and/or electromechanical systems.
  • Experience in 3D parametric CAD (e.g. SolidWorks, Catia) and 2D layout software (e.g. AutoCAD)
  • Innate ability to fully comprehend new processes and systems quickly, with high attention to detail.
  • Proficient in creating written and pictorial documentation of manufacturing processes·         
  • Ability to work independently as well as cross-functionally with key stakeholders
  • Flexibility and adaptability in changing priorities and assignments while managing rapidly changing information.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences using written and verbal media.
What Else You Need to Know   

Must be willing to travel domestically and overseas. Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident.

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
 
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!
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Location

South San Francisco, CA 94080

What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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