Careers

Epic Aircraft, based in beautiful Bend, Oregon, is an exciting, challenging and rewarding place to work. Epic is currently seeking talented and creative individuals to help bring the Epic Certified E1000 aircraft to market. Epic Aircraft offers its employees highly competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits program, and the opportunity to live and work in Central Oregon, one of the nation’s most desirable communities. Please review our current openings and send your resume and references to our Recruiting Specialist at kellys@epicaircraft.com.

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Current Openings:

Senior Industrial Designer

A Senior Industrial Designer at Epic Aircraft is the architect of all Styling, Human Factors, and User Interface in an aircraft interior. He/she negotiates with Sales, Engineering, and Manufacturing to arrive at best solutions where Industrial Design is one of several competing forces. A Senior Industrial Designer must build and maintain constructive relationships with customers, vendors, and internal departments.

This is not an ordinary design job. Epic wants an outstanding candidate with passion and aptitude for Transportation Products. You will be driving the development of extraordinary aircraft, working alongside the industry’s most talented engineers, and creating the future of Aircraft Industrial Design. The ideal person to join Epic’s design team:

  • Can lead both R&D efforts and Production Aircraft Development Programs
  • Is expert in Design Process: Market Research, Concept Development, Ideation, Prototype Builds, Execution of Manufacturable Production Aircraft
  • Understands Aircraft Customers and Aircraft Competitive Landscapes
  • Is passionate about Aviation and Transportation Products

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • 5+ years of Relevant Work Experience – Automotive Interiors or Aircraft Interiors preferred
  • Strong portfolio of Consumer Transportation Products
  • Strong Sketching and Modeling skills
  • Strong proficiency in Autodesk Alias software
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, high level of accuracy
  • Must be flexible to adapt to changing requirements

Please submit a resume and portfolio of work samples.

Mechanical Product Design Engineer

Epic Aircraft is seeking an experienced Mechanical Product Design Engineer to join our aircraft development team. You will be immersed in the creative side of aircraft development, working with Industrial Design, Engineering, and Manufacturing to design and prototype concepts and production aircraft components. The ideal candidate has a strong background in product development, is a CAD superhero and is energized by challenge and the creative process.

Job Duties:

  • Turn sketches into models
  • Turn models into prototypes
  • Turn prototypes into production parts
  • Make dreams come true

Job Requirements:

  • 3+ years related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace engineering or a related technical discipline
  • Must have extensive experience creating drawings and preferably have portfolio samples of work
  • Strong creative ability to design and develop aircraft parts and components
  • Extensive experience working with Solidworks
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment such as aerospace or automotive
  • Experience working as an Mechanical Engineer
  • Experience in Manufacturing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, high level of accuracy
  • Must be flexible to adapt to changing requirements

Please submit a portfolio of relevant work samples.

Lab Technician

As part of the Quality Assurance Department the Lab Technician is responsible for the efficient flow of testing materials through the testing lab. The Technician will test parts or materials to meet required visual, dimensional and acceptance requirements of engineering drawings and specifications. The Tech may perform first article inspection and other inspections per specifications. When applicable, will select inspection method, determine test equipment, calibrate test equipment to standards, and evaluate results. Additionally, the Tech will research, prepare, and sign off various documents for record keeping purposes as required. Will also monitor and maintain test equipment and work area as required. Will work in conjunction with Engineering department.

Job Duties:

  • Conduct material tests including DMA, DSC, Short Beam Shear, Tensile and Compression of composite materials.
  • Conduct flow and gel time tests on uncured composite materials.
  • Monitor and coordinate testing throughput in the lab environment.
  • Work with engineering in the development and improvement of materials and processes.

Job Requirements:

  • 1+ years’ experience in a Materials Testing Lab
  • Experience with load frame operation for mechanical testing of materials
  • Experience with flow and gel measurements and equipment
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of quality
  • Team work and professionalism a must.

NDT Level II Inspector

The NDT Level II  Inspector will perform Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and evaluation of adhesive bonded assemblies and components. The Inspector will develop inspection techniques for approval by the Quality Manager. Prepare reports summarizing inspection results and other quality documents in support of manufacturing operations. Will support the overall organization as part of the Quality group and provide NDT Testing on composite aerospace components and hardware. Will also monitor and maintain test equipment and work area as required.

Job Duties:

  • Sets up and performs non-destructive testing inspections on parts, materials and assemblies to determine the existence and extent of discontinuities.
  • Interprets ultrasonic readings and/or other NDT methods to determine location of subsurface and surface defects, such as inclusions, cracks, porosity, etc. Marks defective areas on the part and completes inspection records.
  • Performs inspection operations in accordance with Quality Control Standards, written specifications, or verbal instructions.
  • Participates as required in product/process auditinq through hardware/data verification and Statistical Process Control (SPC) verification activities.
  • Completes all related documentation.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 Years experience in NDT inspection of aerospace components using ultrasonic and radiographic methods.
  • Level II in the NDE disciplines of liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and ultrasonic testing is preferred.
  • Experience with NDT inspection of composite adhesive bonded aircraft structures.
  • Experience with automated C-scan inspection systems and proficient with manual A-scan equipment.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of quality.
  • Team work and professionalism a must.

Dimensional Inspector

As part of the Quality Assurance Department the Dimensional Inspector is responsible for Inspecting parts or materials to meet required visual, dimensional and test requirements of engineering drawings and specifications. Will perform first article inspection and other inspections per specifications. When applicable, will select inspection method, determine test equipment, calibrate test equipment to standards, and evaluate results. Additionally, the Inspector researches, prepares, and signs off various documents for record keeping purposes as required. Will also monitor and maintain test equipment and work area as required. Will work in conjunction with Engineering department.

Job Duties:

  • Inspect parts or materials per specifications
  • Perform first article inspections
  • Coordinate measuring machine
  • Use measuring instruments like depth and bore gauges, calipers and micrometers

Job Requirements:

  • 3 years experience in first article inspections
  • Must have prior experience as quality inspector working with machined and composite parts
  • prefer prior experience using a Faro Arm or CMM and GD&T
  • Experience with coordinating measuring machine required
  • Ability to read and understand geometric tolerancing and dimensioning
  • Ability to read blueprints and engineering drawings
  • Hand tool inspection skills
  • Knowledge of non-destructive testing (NDT) processes desirable
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of quality
  • Team work and professionalism a must.

Welder Fabricator

The Welder Fabricator will be responsible for welding aircraft parts, aircraft assembly tooling and fixtures. Duties include fitting and joining, fabricating, and repairing metal and other materials by applying appropriate welding techniques in accordance with product specifications and production schedules.

Job Duties:

  • Weld welding aircraft parts, aircraft assembly tooling and fixtures with welding equipment as specified by layouts, engineering drawings, work orders, or verbal instructions.
  • Work includes set-up, laying out work using jigs/fixtures or hand layouts to fabricate parts and/or rework finished products.
  • Work with fitters or fitters/welders to assist in the fabrication or welding of multi-component parts.
  • Operate forklifts, hoists, hand power tools, slings, grinders, cutting torch, and other hand tools related to the jobs needs.
  • Inspect and correct welds as necessary to meet product specifications.
  • Read, understand, and follow job order specifications, engineering drawings, and/or work orders.
  • Willingness to cross-train and perform the work of other job tasks in addition to the primary assigned position.
  • Inspect equipment to maintain functional equipment if any equipment needs repairs notify supervisor/lead or maintenance department.
  • Perform a variety of complicated tasks, as required.

Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • 2-4 years welding experience including Tig welding
  • Familiar with a variety of welder concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to understand welding symbols and diagrams, read blueprints, and/or other printed instructional material in the welding of products or parts.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with welding equipment such as torches, torch tips, filler rods, flux, hoses, valves, and gas cylinders.
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work with others in a team environment.
  • Positive, willingness to learn and participate in a changing environment to reach a common goal
  • Tape Measurement and Blueprint reading skills a must.
  • Aviation experience a plus
  • Candidates will be expected to participate in a welding performance test