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Manufacturing Engineer - CNC machining and Mold Design

Bulgaria, Sofia, SofiaManufacturing

Job description

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize air freight and enable same day shipping for everyone, everywhere. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport up to 350 kg over 2,500 km for a cost that's 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and can land and take off anywhere with at least 400m of landstrip This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.

We are starting with domestic air networks in Europe and Australia with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation.

We believe that rapid and reliable shipping has enormous socio-economic benefits , and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that they can afford.

The Role

The Manufacturing Engineer will have experience in CAD/CAM and good understanding of CNC Machining, as well as experience in Composite Molds Design and Manufacturing of said molds. The role is to aid in manufacturing and design of molds for large and complex composite parts while working closely with both engineering and composite manufacturing teams. The Manufacturing Engineer will be involved at multiple levels of our molds and plugs design, working directly on critical path items for aircraft production.


  • Optimizing the design of Molds and Plugs for Manufacturing

  • Planning of Plug and Mold Design Manufacturing for both internal manufacturing teams and external contractors

  • Providing CAD/CAM services for internal manufacturing.

  • Working with design engineers to bring aircraft parts from design to production.

  • Constantly monitoring for safety, including identifying, addressing, and resolving current and potential future safety issues

  • Reading, writing, drawing, and analyzing technical drawings and material data sheets

  • Organizing the workflow of manufacturing sub-departments and participate in overall work scheduling and planning

  • Maintaining knowledge of both design methodologies and production machine operation

Job requirements


  • Qualification in Mechanical Engineering, or another relevant discipline, or experience in a directly relevant role

  • Experience in industries with a metal manufacturing environment, our strong preference is previous experience in the aerospace industry

  • Experience in CAD/CAM software NX, HSMWorks/Solidworks, Fusion360, CATIA, Powermil or equivalent.

  • Experience in Mold/Plug Design for CNC Machining

  • Manufacturing experience in controlled/certified environments

  • Experience working in an AS9100 environment

  • Ability to learn and follow all required safety guidelines

  • Experience in scheduling and organization of manufacturing workflow

  • Rapid prototyping experience

  • Flexibility to work in a fast-growing environment.

  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills

  • Excellent team spirit and ability to work independently

  • Good knowledge of metallic and composite materials & processes.

What We Offer

  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company.

  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level.

  • Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world.

  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods.