Mechanical Engineer Intern
Jetoptera is an aviation startup developing a suite of aircraft ranging from 55 lb UAVs to flying cars. The aircraft are based on a revolutionary propulsion system integrated into a novel airframe design. This combination enables a host of unique abilities: vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), high speeds of 200 mph, payloads of 5 - 1,000 lbs, range of 50 - 100 miles, and maneuverability.
We are a small team operating in an exciting and complex space where the sky is literally the limit. We are based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Seattle, on the shores of the Puget Sound. We are looking for exceptional candidates who will thrive in our environment of rigorous scientific inquiry and collaboration and help make our vision of useful UAVs and actual flying cars a reality.
Job description: Mechanical Engineer Intern
Our mechanical engineering intern will assume a variety of technical responsibilities, which is the nature of working with a small team. These responsibilities include:
Designing prototypes for propulsion system or airframe components to be 3D printed in plastic or metal.
Testing and evaluating prototypes using load cells and other sensors.
Using statistical methods and tools to analyze experimental data
Developing written reports to document test findings.
Ability to work closely and effectively with team members to achieve engineering goals.
Completed three years toward B.S. in mechanical engineering
Proficient using Solidworks for 3D design
Knowledge of gas turbine engines
Experience in engineering with aerospace applications
Completed two years toward B.S. in a technical field
Proficient in creating 3D models and 2D drawings using CAD software
Hands-on experience in designing and building mechanical systems
Able to complete tasks according to project schedule