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Industrial/Transportation Designer

Elroy Air k

San Francisco, CA

Jun 22
Job Description

As an Industrial/Transportation Designer, you will enable the development and marketing of Elroy Air’s production aircraft and associated systems. You will generate designs, component parts, promotional materials, documentation, prototypes, UX, and concept development. Additionally, you will assist in the fabrication and integration of vehicles and test equipment.

The Industrial/Transportation Designer role has a varied and exciting range of responsibilities:


Helping to develop both internal and external materials for communication and design - including sketches, renders, animations.
Helping lead discussions via whiteboard communication and rapid visualization with a range of different program stakeholders.


Developing forms and integrating those forms with the various aircraft components in a CAD environment.
Developing Class A surfacing in Alias or similar program.
Updating CAD and create shop drawings as needed to make parts more produce-able.
Adding/finishing aircraft design details, brackets, braces, hardware mounting points.
Creating visually compelling promotional content.

Prototyping/Fabrication/Vendor Management

Building an array of tests which validate cargo handling or aerospace innovations.
Printing/Machining/Hacking any and all objects necessary to craft both looks-like & works-like machines, housings, structures, fairings, & more.
Working with design, engineering, and shop teams to execute designs and experiments.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Has 3-5 years of Industrial Design experience related to pertaining to vehicle design or robotic systems
Has a mature sense of form and can translate designs into well-formed surfaces and component parts
Has a full stack of sketching and visualization abilities including animation and renders.
Has experience developing vehicles, robots, or associated components
Has the ability to “turn a wrench” and maintain an obsessive level of craft across many mediums
Is well-versed in a wide variety of production and development processes including but not limited to machining, 3D printing, waterjet and laser cutting, welding, castings, injection molding, gluing & bonding, etc...

Bonus points for:

SolidWorks CAD experience
Abilities and experience with on-location photo/video
Past experience developing parts and structures for weight-constrained applications
Past experience developing parts and structures involving large structural composite vehicles/robots/etc…

What's in it for you:

Competitive salary + equity package
Competitive insurance package with medical/dental/vision/long term disability/life insurance
401(k) with broad access to low-cost investment funds, paid parental leave, and highly flexible vacation policy.
You'll work with and learn from a diverse and highly skilled team.
You'll help define a new category of aerospace / logistics / robotics, and you'll work on novel and never-before-built systems.
As an early addition to a quickly growing team, you'll help shape and define company culture and values.
You'll work in a hands-on office and testing facility minutes from downtown San Francisco.

Elroy Air values and strives for diversity in our workforce and does not discriminate based on applicant identity in accordance with equal employment opportunities and federal, state, and local law. We define diversity as a variety of perspectives, life experiences, and backgrounds which form a person's identity. This includes not just gender identity and race, but also; ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, ability, parenthood status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any combination of these characteristics.

We encourage you to apply even if you aren't an exact match for our open role, many of our team members come from nontraditional backgrounds.

All employees will be screened through E-Verify.

Elroy Air

At Elroy Air, we are building autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) cargo aircraft systems that will change the way the world moves goods. Transporting cargo by air has so much potential! It’s much faster than by land or sea, but before recent developments in perception, autonomy, electric powertrain and aerospace materials - air transport has remained expensive. We’re going to change that. And we’re solving big problems; the commercial express logistics industry worldwide needs faster + better transport and spends $140B annually, and our men and women in uniform need a reliable unmanned aerial cargo delivery system.

Our future partners and customers are responding enthusiastically. As we prepare to fly our vehicles with customers, we are looking for people like you: motivated teammates excited by this mission and by the rare opportunity to develop a world-class autonomous aerial logistics system. You will play a critical role in bringing the Elroy Air system to the world.