Mechanical Engineer, Aircraft Piston Engines Jobs in Hawthorne, CA at Ampaire

Title: Mechanical Engineer, Aircraft Piston Engines

Company: Ampaire

Location: Hawthorne, CA

Company Overview:

At Ampaire, we’re building the future of sustainable aviation – one that’s cleaner, quieter, more affordable, and more accessible to people all around the world. We are looking for talented individuals that are passionate about shaping the future of air mobility, inventing what the world has never seen before, and know that the best way to get there is with a realistic and pragmatic approach.

If you thrive in a collaborative, cutting edge, entrepreneurial environment and are looking for a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated team, with excellent benefits and a casual but results-driven work environment – this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Role and Responsibilities:

Lead selection, integration, and test of aviation JetA and SAF engines into Ampaire’s electrified propulsion aircraft including gas turbines and reciprocating engines (typical range is from >100kW to 0.5 to 1.0 MW in the near term, and >MW scale in the longer term)

Collaborate with supply chain and strategy leadership on engine supplier discussions

Collaborate with the engineering team to successfully integrate engines with the aircraft, auxiliary systems, and electrical systems

Write and support engine test plans and execution

Collaborate on development of test equipment and facilities

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical, Software or Mechatronics Engineering

10+ years of increasing responsibilities in aviation engine systems

Expertise with gas turbine and reciprocating engine installation, operation, and maintenance including:

installation requirements

performance characteristics and limitations

maintenance requirements


fuel systems

lubrication systems

cooling systems

combustion systems

Desired Qualifications:

Familiarity with FAA certification per Part 33

Demonstrated expertise with ARP 4754 process oversight

Familiarity with FAA certification per Part 23

Expert user of Jama requirements management tool

High voltage experience

Travel:Up to 10%. Travel to Camarillo Airport for flight testing.

Equal Opportunity:

Ampaire is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ampaire is strongly committed to equality of opportunity and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other legally protected status. We endeavor to build a workplace environment that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone.

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