Process Engineer

San Mateo, California, United States

Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!

Skydio is seeking a talented multi-disciplinary engineer to define, implement, and continuously improve the final assembly processes for our next generation of products. In this role, your contributions will drive quality, speed to market, productivity, and profitability.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Participate in the creation of manufacturing processes during the Prototype phase. Analyze critical data to comprehend process capabilities, and use this knowledge to transition a program from prototype stage to mass production.
  • Define assembly process and line layout. Optimize material flow, reduce waste, improve ergonomics, and utilize Lean Manufacturing best practices. 
  • Define, configure, and maintain accurate routing, serial number collection, and process controls in Skydio’s MES (Manufacturing Execution System).
  • Drive manufacturing capacity modeling and planning, working with manufacturing engineer, quality, and production teams to create and execute a plan to meet production targets.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, quality, supply chain, and test teams to implement product manufacturing requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvements to production and business processes, develop business case for investment, and deliver.

What makes you a fit:

  • Experience in process development throughout the product development process through multiple product launches
  • Ability to prioritize tasks against development schedule to maximize effectiveness
  • Enthusiasm for hands-on development of creative solutions to complex problems
  • Support evening shift production
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, communication, and cross-functional teamwork skills
  • Understanding of databases and various program languages (MySQL, Python)
  • 6 Sigma Green belt certification
  • Understanding of MES and MRP systems
  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $108,000 - 138,000*. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

*For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location



At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions),  gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.

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