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Airframe & Powerplant Technician

  • Everett, WA, US
  • Engineering
  • $80,000 - 110,000

ZeroAvia is the leader in zero-emission solutions for commercial aviation, helping the world to achieve truly clean, guilt-free flight. The company is focused on hydrogen-electric propulsion solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting a 300-mile range in 9–19 seat aircraft by 2025, and up to 700-mile range in 40–80 seat aircraft by 2027. Based in the UK and USA, ZeroAvia has passed significant flight test milestones, secured a number of key partnerships with major aircraft OEMs and major global airlines, and is on track for commercial operations in 2025. The company’s achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council. ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without climate impacting emissions, but also cheaper to operate. The company’s hydrogen infrastructure team is seeking to deliver the hydrogen production and refuelling ecosystem required to fuel the transition to emission-free aviation.

Role Overview

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting our engineering projects by providing technical assistance and ensuring the smooth operation of various engineering systems. The Engineering Technician will collaborate with engineers, designers, and other team members to contribute to the successful implementation of projects and the maintenance of equipment.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assemble hydrogen electric powertrains, including performing various machining and repair operations, using hand tools, specialized tools, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Work from complex product drawings, manuals, specifications and other company and customer specifications.
  • Set-up, operate, adjust, and troubleshoot all tools and equipment used in the manufacturing, assembly, test and retrofit processes.
  • Perform inspections required to assure that the quality plan is achieved.
  • Provide hands-on technical support for engineering projects, including the assembly, installation, and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports documenting findings, test results, and recommendations for improvement.
  • Work closely with engineers and other team members to implement design changes and improvements based on project requirements.
  • Assist in the development of prototypes and the testing of new technologies.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and standards in all engineering activities.
  • Identify potential safety hazards and take corrective actions as needed.
  • Conduct inspections to ensure the quality of components and systems meets established standards.
  • Assist in the implementation of quality control processes.
  • Coach, guide and train other team members and function in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proven experience as an A&P Technician.
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, and/or electronic systems.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using a variety of tools and equipment.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and schematic.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent level of spoken and written English (additional languages a plus).
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a small team.
  • Able to travel internationally.
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.

Diversity and Inclusion

As an emergent company shaping the aviation industry, we know that diversity fuels success and unlocks potential. We embrace being an equal-opportunity employer and actively seek individuals from diverse backgrounds. We value the multitude of skills, perspectives, and mindsets everyone can bring to the table. These experiences ignite creativity, originality, and growth. We proudly reject discrimination in all forms, including that based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The wage scale or salary range for this position is between $80,000 - $110,000. In addition to the foregoing base compensation, additional compensation and benefits are available to employees and eligible family members (as applicable) including the following:

  • Equity: Ability to exercise company stock options
  • Retirement: Eligible to participate in the company's 401(k) Plan, with up to a 4% matching
  • Health Insurance: Employer covers up to 80% of the employee's monthly premiums on medical, dental, and vision.
  • Life Insurance: Basic Life/AD&D of up to $50,000 and the option to add on Supplemental Coverage.
  • Short-Term Disability: Up to 60% of your earnings for up to a period of 24 weeks.
  • Long-Term Disability: If your disability extends beyond 180 days, LTD Coverage for up to 60% of your earnings.
  • Paid Time Off: Eligible employees may accrue up to 120 hours per year (15 days) and may borrow up to 40 hours (5 days).
  • Sick Time: Eligible employees may accrue up to 40 hours, per year (5 days)
  • Paid Holidays: 12 observed holidays, per calendar year.
  • The Fly Club: up to $2,000 of reimbursement towards flying lessons to all full-time staff

Please note, among other factors, the compensation offered may vary based on work location, experience, qualifications, specialties, training, and then-current market and business considerations

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