Supplier Quality Engineer (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

As a Supplier Quality Engineer you will be handling all Supplier-related topics mainly regarding Battery Pack Manufacturing of Volocopter. You will also:

  • Define, implement and maintain the Volocopter quality requirements for supplier qualification and maintenance based on regulatory requirements(e.g. EASA, LBA etc.) and industrial standards
  • Prepare and maintain supplier audit programs and conduct supplier audits
  • Manage root-cause analysis and corrective action plans against non-conformances
  • Analyze supplier quality data and define improvements
  • Work closely with battery development engineers and manage battery pack supplier activities
  • Develop supplier to a proper level of maturity taking aviation standards into account(e.g. Advanced Product Quality Planning)
  • Define Production-Part-Approval Process (PPAP) incl. First-Article-Inspection steps for suppliers
  • Analyze data collected from suppliers
  • Work closely with other quality engineers to implement continuous Improvement topics

Check-in your professional skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as quality manager in positions of comparable complexity within the aviation domain
  • Thorough knowledge of the EASA regulatory environment and EASA practices
  • Evidence of recent training in relevant Quality Management Standards, such as AS/EN/JISQ 9100, EASA Part-21, or equivalent
  • Qualification and current experience as first, second, or third party auditor for management systems
  • Experience working with high-voltage, high power systems
  • Experience with quality standards (e.g. APQP, P-FMEA, Control-Plan, SPC, FAI etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Team player with strong communication skills
  • Fluent in English

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with aviation hardware and software development desired
  • Experience with the production of Battery Packs
  • Familiarity with battery pack inspection procedures
Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners 
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch 
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.


Supplier Quality Engineer (m/f/d)

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