Mechanical Technician

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Software Engineering
Crossville, 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

As a Mechanical Technician at Whisper Aero, you will support the mechanical design, prototyping, and manufacturing processes. Your role is vital in assisting the development of future propulsors and test equipment, contributing to everything from assembly to testing and maintenance.

What You’ll Do

  • Assist in designing and assembling mechanical components for ground and flight hardware.
  • Participate in the building of prototypes using various manufacturing methods.
  • Work closely with engineers and other technicians in constructing prototype hardware.
  • Support project management with external manufacturers to ensure quality and adherence to timelines.
  • Contribute to design reviews and assist in the assembly of propulsors.
  • Perform various related tasks and assist in delegating tasks to other technicians.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent technical training, with relevant work experience.
  • Hands-on experience in mechanical assembly, including familiarity with CNC machining, composites, 3D printing, and prototyping.
  • Basic proficiency in CAD software.
  • Understanding of mechanical systems and stress analysis.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team and manage time efficiently

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with mechanical components, particularly rotating parts.
  • Familiarity with sheet metal design and fabrication.
  • Knowledge of bolted joint analyses is a plus.


  • 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.