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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (Electrical/Avionics)

Reliable Robotics

Reliable Robotics

Other Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.
As a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (Electrical/Avionics) at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the Production team and report to the Head of Production. You’ll play a critical role in developing and continuously improving all aspects of our manufacturing, integration, and supply chain processes to meet design and business requirements, including safety, quality, cost, and on-time delivery. This is a small but growing team of highly motivated people who are passionate about delivering quality products and services on time, with unquestionable value. You will be responsible for designing the build and integration process for electrical/avionics products, conducting design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) reviews, and developing processes and infrastructure to help the business scale. The projects you work on will set the foundation for how the business operates for years to come. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a safety-critical environment that takes automated aviation systems from prototype to production in a hands-on environment.


  • Responsible for building, integrating, testing, diagnostics, inspecting, and maintaining Reliable designed electrical or avionics assemblies, harnessing, interconnects, and other commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
  • Collaborate with the avionics and mechanical design teams, technicians, and aircraft mechanics to increase the velocity of product development
  • Represent the production organization in all design reviews and partner with responsible engineers to evaluate designs for cost, producibility, inspectability, consistency, adequacy, accuracy, and conformance to requirements
  • Assure product and process quality by testing finished-product and process capabilities, establishing standards, and developing manufacturing processes
  • Improve integration and manufacturing processes, including work instruction development
  • Resolve product non-conformances and collaborate with the quality team to implement root-cause corrective actions

Basic Success Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent industry experience
  • 5+ years of manufacturing, integration, design, and/or testing experience, preferably with Printed Circuit Board (PCB) in Printed Circuit Board assembly (PCBA) or wire harnesses
  • Hands-on confidence in troubleshooting, repair, setup, and operating complex avionics products
  • Understanding and familiarity with manufacturing, processing, and materials knowledge within a safety-critical environment
  • Proficiency with computer-aided design (CAD) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, such as Altium, NX and Teamcenter

Preferred Success Criteria

  • Experience with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory requirements such as ISO 9001 / AS9100
  • Electro-mechanical assembly and prototype development experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Our team is passionate about delivering on our commitments, solving hard problems, continuously improving, and helping the business succeed. We are constantly reevaluating our technologies, products, and capabilities. If you are a lifelong learner, you will love this environment. Get in on the ground floor and help us build the company.
The position will be located at our facility in Mountain View, California. Must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time.
The estimated salary range for this position is $133,000 to $217,500/annual salary + cash and stock option awards + benefits. At Reliable Robotics, we strive to provide competitive and rewarding compensation based on experience and expertise, as well as market conditions, location, and pay equity.
In addition to base compensation, Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers, and a casual work environment.
This position requires access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to perform in compliance with U.S. export control laws.
All applicants are asked to provide documentation that legally establishes status as a U.S. person or non-U.S. person (and nationalities in the case of a non-U.S. person). Where the applicant is not a U.S. person, meaning not a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful permanent resident, (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or not otherwise permitted to access the export-controlled technology without U.S. government authorization, the Company reserves the right not to apply for an export license for such applicants whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code requires authorization and may decline to proceed with the application process and any offer of employment on that basis.
At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to work@reliable.co