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Engineering Technician

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Software Engineering
Nashville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Our Company

Whisper Aero, a leader in air propulsion technology, focuses on delivering cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions. Our team, with over a decade of experience in electric propulsion, includes experts from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and other industry giants. We pride ourselves on a culture of ambition, creativity, and teamwork, constantly seeking innovative minds ready to challenge norms and drive progress in our field.

About The Role

We’re looking for an experienced engineering technician to join our team. This technician will be focused on assembling prototype engine assemblies, building and operating ground testing equipment, and overseeing rapid prototyping equipment. They will have a solid track record with aerospace system hardware and instrumentation and proficiency troubleshooting and developing creative solutions.

What You’ll Do

  • Assemble prototype aerospace products and develop assembly instructions.
  • Manage, maintain, and operate 3D printers and rapid prototyping equipment.
  • Assist in the setup of test stations and conduct tests with data acquisition.
  • Develop and implement wiring layouts for ground tests and vehicle systems.
  • Operate basic metal machining tools

Required Qualifications

  • US Person Status
  • 4+ years of experience as an electronics, test, or assembly technician.
  • Expert skill with general hand tools, precision measurement tools, and electronics fabrication.
  • Demonstrated experience operating a manual mill and a manual lathe.
  • Experience with FDM 3D printing and printer operation.
  • Experience building high performance assemblies such as engines.
  • Familiarity with using test equipment (multimeters, accelerometers, pressure sensors).
  • Respect for both the safety of yourself and others, experience and awareness of high voltage electrical systems and electromechanical spinning machinery, and the ability to work safely in a lab test environment.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience balancing rotating machinery
  • Experience in R&D space
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks other similar CAD program.
  • Proficiency with LabVIEW
  • Proficiency with MATLAB and/or Python basic data analysis.
  • Proficiency with Arduino or Raspberry Pi programming.
  • Experience working with composites.
  • Experience with mold making or model making


  • Top-tier Benefits: 100% paid Medical, dental, and vision for employees, 75% paid for dependents
  • PTO & Federal Holidays: Starting at four weeks of paid time off for vacation, sick, and personal days
  • Competitive Salary: Value-based compensation, plus enjoy Tennessee’s no-income-tax life
  • End of Year Bonuses: For eligible employees
  • Paid Lunches: Lunches MWF + drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Stipend

Whisper Aero 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. Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.