Structure Motor Design Engineer Jobs in Seattle – Washington – USA at ZeroAvia

Title: Structure Motor Design Engineer

Company: ZeroAvia

Location: Seattle – Washington – USA

Type: Full Time

Category: Engineering, Airport/Airline


ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6-seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023.

Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvias powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercializing the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.


Detailed analysis of motor structure including shaft, bearing, housing , mounting point, gearbox

Detailed fatigue and damage tolerance analysis of motor structures within the propulsion system and airframe structure

Supporting configuration development and trade studies

Improving analysis capabilities such as creating process automation tools for model creation, strength checks, and analysis report generation

Collaborating with designers structural analysts in structural analysis best practices

Identification of opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings

Interface with technical leaders across the company on a broad array of structural analysis topics to implement analysis methods, requirements, and policy

Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status

Review and support certification activities, including but not limited to:

Creating, reviewing and supporting approval of ground test procedures, flight test procedures and their corresponding test reports.

Supporting Component Drawing Reviews applied to propulsion system and motor

Supporting Possess Awareness of Component Qualification Test Plans, Qualification Test Procedures and Qualification Test Reports.

Completing motor assembly and installation drawing reviews.

Experience And


Demonstrated experience on mechanical structure design applied to electric motor

Experience in finite element modeling and analyses codes.

Experience and knowledge of engine static strength analysis methods, finite element analysis, and strain life fatigue methods

Knowledge of maintenance and repair practices used in the aerospace industry

Proficiency on load and fatigue analysis applied for Propulsion system and mainly to electric motor, shaft, gear box, bearing

Experience in stress analysis of metallic structure/frame

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Experience with structural analysis methods and repair principles (fatigue and corrosion, stress analysis, statics, materials strength, material characteristics, repair techniques, damage tolerance methods used in maintenance programs)

Experience in MatLab/Simulink

Diversity and Inclusion

As a young company in the aviation industry, we need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and minds…


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