Mechanical Engineer, Pilot Control Input Devices (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 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 crew during this flight: 

Within a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team you develop and refine the state-of-the-art Pilot Control Input Devices of the VoloCity that is key to its best-in-class performance.

Your mission during this flight:

As our Mechanical Engineer, your mission is to ensure the mechanical design of our components complies with the EASA requirements and certification process. You will provide technical expertise to ensure that company goals for the Pilot Control Input Devices design are met in terms of structural integrity, certification, serviceability, cost, and weight.

  • You identify and manage the relevant requirements of the equipment and assemblies
  • You review and approve mechanical design through the whole lifecycle from early architecture through production
  • You work closely with the internal and external teams to develop the mechanical design and build of hardware
  • You review the structural analysis (models/simulation) for their compliance with certification requirements
  • You manage the generated design data within Teamcenter Engineering
  • You work closely with other engineering disciplines to get to design choices
  • You provide the relevant documentation through the engineering gates (PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.)
  • You ensure build-in quality to our design, generate design assessments if needed and participate in root cause assessments

Check-in your professional skills:

  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc.)
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience as a mechanical design engineer designing, performing initial structural analysis and validations of composite and metallic structures
  • Demonstrate track record of working with light-weight composite/ sheet metal design projects
  • A structured way of working, ability to get to conclusions and a high sense of responsibility
  • Familiarity with a variety of manufacturing processes
  • Proficiency in working with CAD Software, ideally Siemens NX
  • Experience with PLM Software, ideally Siemens Teamcenter
  • Experience with prototyping and testing 

Preferred skills:

  • Experienced in aerospace certification programs
  • Experience with scaling agile frameworks (e.g. SAFe)
  • Knowledge of Business Agility, Customer Centricity, and Design Thinking 
Additional Information

Work mode: Hover (hybrid)

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.

Mechanical Engineer, Pilot Control Input Devices (m/f/d)

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