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Mechanical Engineer



North Kingstown, RI, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024
REGENT is building the seaglider; the first electric flying machine that will transport commercial passengers. With a vehicle that never flies higher than a few meters off the water, we unlock the ability to fly twice as far as an electric aircraft, and certification by maritime authorities which will let us fly first passengers by mid-decade.
We are backed by the world’s best investors: the same investors who are behind SpaceX, Anduril, and Boom Supersonic, in addition to strategic investors like Lockheed Martin, Japan Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines. We have over $9B in orders from some of the industry’s largest operators and are hard at work getting our full-scale, human-carrying prototype on the water next year.
As a Mechanical Engineer at REGENT, you will work to develop various static and kinematic systems.
Candidates should be experienced in the entire prototype development cycle from concept design and analysis through fabrication, integration and testing.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical work may include tasks ranging from the design of an actuation system to propulsion test fixtures, to component enclosures and fixturing.
  • This role requires self-motivated individuals willing to embrace tasks for which they have a depth of experience as well as those that will require on-the-job training/education.
  • Candidates with additional experience in electrical engineering will be highly valued as many of the mechanical systems are tightly coupled and interface with electrical components for control and feedback.
  • You will work closely with various engineering disciplines and must have an understanding and appreciation for requirements management, verification and validation efforts, and general interaction and functionality of other subsystems and their integration into the vehicle as a whole.
  • This role may evolve into a leadership role and progress to support future product development.
  • Travel will be required.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
  • 5+ years of applicable experience in Aerospace or Aviation field.
  • Experience with a CAD package, preferably NX.
  • Experience with complex kinematic systems involving various electromechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic actuators.
  • Experience with analytical software for completing FEA and thermal analysis such as ANSYS.
  • Experience using MATLAB/Simulink, Python, or other programming tools for varying purposes ranging from data reduction to analysis/simulation.
  • Solid foundation in statics, mechanics, and thermodynamics principals.
  • Familiar with writing test plans and reports and conducting tests for mechanical systems including specification and implementation of instrumentation.
  • Hands-on experience and familiarity with shop tools and their proper use as well as best practices for manufacturing components utilizing CNC machining, additive manufacturing, composite layup, welding, and hand fabrication techniques.
  • Strong organization and communication skills, willingness to learn and teach.
  • Biased toward action while maintaining a focus on safety and quality.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Experience working with energy storage systems such as Lithium-Polymer or Lithium-Ion batteries.
  • Experience working with high-power electric propulsion systems and power electronics.
  • Prototyping and production manufacturing experience.

Bonus Points:

  • FAA pilot’s license or boating/sailing experience.
Working at REGENT, you’ll be in a fast-paced environment with exciting new challenges daily and abundant growth opportunities. Your coworkers are passionate about building zero-emission, high-speed seagliders that will revolutionize coastal transportation. Our team works collaboratively and across disciplines to safely marry the latest technologies from Aviation, Aerospace, and Maritime engineering. REGENT offers competitive benefits including healthcare, dental, and vision plans as well as an employee equity incentive plan.
REGENT is committed to providing our employees with benefits to support their complete well-being, from excellent health, dental, and vision insurance, to an unlimited vacation policy.
Our Benefits & Perks include:
· 100% of annual premiums covered for healthcare, dental, and vision insurance
· Relocation packages offered
· HSA plans available
· Paid parental leave
· Employee equity incentive plan
· Free lunch catered daily
· Office amenities include snacks, drinks, and coffee and espresso bar
· Dog-friendly office
· Flexible hours and generous PTO
· Paid holidays, including company summer and winter breaks
· 401(k) plan
Equal Opportunity
REGENT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.