(Senior) Manufacturing Design Engineer - Composites (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life, by getting air taxis and drones off the ground in a way that complements current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale VoloCity aircrafts (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

As Manufacturing Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the manufacturability of composite parts taking them from the product concept design phase through to industrial high rates production. You will be responsible for driving R&D activities, including solving problems that may arise during the industrialization phase of a manufacturing process and participating in manufacturing readiness level (MRL) assessments.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a company that is reaching a pivotal point within the manufacturing engineering department.

  • You work closely with the design engineering department to ensure manufacturability of new composite products (design for manufacture).
  • You perform manufacturing simulation (drapability, infusion, curing etc.) to evaluate manufacturability.
  • You perform hands-on manufacturing feasibility studies to demonstrate manufacturability.
  • You participate in manufacturing readiness level (MRL) progression and development, including presenting progress to stakeholders at key milestones.
  • You engage in continuous improvement activities for the research and development cell, such as participating in 5S audits.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science (MS) degree in engineering or engineering technology in systems, computer, industrial or manufacturing or 10+ years of experience working with composites hands-on.
  • At least 5+ years pertinent experience in manufacturing process as Engineer/Composite Design Engineer using digital CAx Tools.
  • Knowledge and experience of CAD packages (Siemens NX fibersim or similar preferred).
  • Experience in developing composite manufacturing processes.
  • Experience in delivering solutions to manufacturing problems that arise during the industrialization phase of a process.
  • Demonstrable experience in a manufacturing engineering environment, ideally within the aerospace or automotive industry.
  • Computer literate, with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
Additional Information

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners 
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient  communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.

(Senior) Manufacturing Design Engineer - Composites (m/f/d)

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