Head of Prototyping (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 are bringing urban air mobility to life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to current transportation options in megacities worldwide. 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 crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

As Head of Prototyping, you will be in charge of building up the next generation aircrafts. You will be an essential part of the Supply Chain Leadership team at Volocopter, and you will focus on the main strategic and tactical questions to drive the value and growth of our business in all prototyping-related questions. Moreover, you will help to guide Volocopter’s next steps into certifiable serial production

  • Develop, hire, and lead the prototyping team and oversee the prototyping facilities
  • Ensure compliance with our prototyping procedures and create new methods to improve the prototype workshop considering regulatory and technical requirements (e.g., data transfer, technical and quality standards)
  • Daily business: Support the team in planning, organizing, and scheduling work incl. coordinating the exchange and collaboration with the engineering teams
  • Support search for suppliers at prototyping stage and review supplier assessments
  • Be accountable for resource and project planning
  • Expand and improve the current setup of the prototyping environment, reviewing and challenging all manufacturing processes with a view of implementing lean and continuous improvement
  • Ensure implementation of all relevant quality assurance steps, in close coordination with Quality Management of DOA and POA

Check in your professional skills:

  • Mechanical or aeronautical engineering degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in prototyping, maintenance and/or production environment, or quality management background
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in aerospace industry
  • Participation in at least one aircraft type certification program and experience in interfacing Prototyping and Design
  • Successful experience in leading and developing a team
  • Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of Design and Production Organization, maintenance, and production procedures according to 21J/145/21G
  • High command of Quality Management and Quality Assurance principles in Aerospace industry

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in prototyping processes from running full aircraft projects in relation to an EASA approved Design Organization
  • Experience in high-volume, automated manufacturing environments including planning and execution during production ramp-up
  • Experience in communication with aviation authorities
  • Excellent analysis and evaluation skills with a drive to challenge the status quo
  • Strong communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Comfortable with taking ownership of projects independently
  • High level of flexibility and efficiency
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.

Head of Prototyping (m/f/d)

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