Mechanical Design Engineer VoloDrone (m/f/d)

Munich, 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 gorund 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 part of the team you will be working on the mechanical design and mechanical integration of structures and systems. You will be sourrounded by a proactive team and interact with the other teams (manufacturing, flight testing, procurement, systems …). Reporting functionally to the Product Owner Airframe Design and Integration, you will create simple solutions to complex problems with the help of the whole team.

  • You develope the best possible concepts for solving complex and multidisciplinary issues taking all interfaces, constraints and dependencies into account
  • You assist with the predesign activities with conceptual studies and preliminary designs for subscale drones and full-sized eVTOL aircraft
  • You are in charge of the mechanical design of (prototype) aircraft components and systems from concept to manufacturing all the way to validation
  • You able to select suitable manufacturing processes and suppliers and will assume liability to manage them closely
  • You manage the integration of components, their interfaces and configurations
  • You ensure robustness, safety and reliability of your systems and components by acceptable means (FEM, FMEA, testing)
  • You assume accountability for complex CAD assemblies and managing the references and interfaces to PLM, BOM etc
  • You build up the in-house and external prototyping expertise to further improve through put times and quality 

Check in your professional skills:

  • Used to short development cycles and fast-to-market product development
  • Knowledge of different manufacturing processes (CNC, injection molding, additive manufacturing, RTM, etc.) and ability to optimize designs accordingly
  • Engineering degree (BSc, MSc) or equivalent
  • Very good English language skills (written & spoken), German language skills are a benefit 

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge in lightweight materials (plastics, metals, composites) and know how to best utilize them in your designs
  • Strong expertise in CAD (Siemens NX is a benefit) 
Additional Information

Work mode:

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, 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 andjob titles.

Mechanical Design Engineer VoloDrone (m/f/d)

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