Senior Mechanical Engineer

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

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

As a Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Whisper Aero, you will function as the turbomachinery subject-matter expert. This role involves working closely with the team to identify high-level needs for propulsors, test equipment, and future projects. The successful candidate will be adept at both hands-on work and computer-based tasks, with a keenness to ask questions and build new insights.

What You’ll Do

  • Spearhead the development of advanced turbomachinery components, utilizing your expertise in mechanical design and prototyping to innovate in air propulsion technology.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the Mechanical Engineering team, fostering skill development and knowledge sharing in turbomachinery and related fields.
  • Oversee and lead design review sessions, ensuring all designs meet technical specifications and align with Whisper Aero's strategic goals.
  • Create and implement specialized analysis tools to enhance design evaluation and decision-making processes within the engineering team.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to address complex engineering challenges, ensuring seamless integration of designs with overall system requirements.
  • Stay updated with industry advancements, applying new insights to continually improve design methodologies and project execution

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent) with at least 10 years of work experience.
  • At least 7 years of experience in turbomachinery and/or rotating assemblies.
  • Knowledge in airfoil design, analysis, testing, and erosion protection.
  • Familiarity with rotating part fatigue, lifing, and damage tolerance analysis.
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD software (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Proficient with GD&T per ASME Y14.
  • Strong knowledge of stress analysis.
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in designing electric motors, electromechanical systems, bearings, and/or seals.
  • Analyzing rotordynamics and/or aeroelasticity.
  • Designing for processes like injection molding, additive manufacturing, and composites.
  • Advanced FEA analysis skills (non-linear, modal, automated analyses, topology optimization, etc.).
  • Experience with schedule, cost, and risk management in engineering projects.
  • Proficiency in PDM tools for CAD data management.


  • 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.