R&D Mechanical Design Engineer - VoloConnect (m/f/d)

Munich, 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:

You will be developing mechanical and electromechanical components and equipment for prototype EVTOL aircraft. Together with the architects, you will be finding technical solutions for complex problem statements in and around the aircraft always striving for the best possible compromise. You will be reporting to the Aircraft Architect.

  • Developing the best possible concepts for solving complex and multidisciplinary issues taking all interfaces, constraints and dependencies into account
  • Supporting the predesign activities with conceptual studies and preliminary designs for subscale drones and full-sized EVTOL aircraft
  • Responsible for the mechanical design of (prototype) aircraft components and systems from concept to manufacturing all the way to validation
  • Focusing on lightweight structures and power-dense propulsion system components like electrical motors and batteries
  • Able to select suitable manufacturing processes and suppliers and will assume responsibility to manage them closely
  • Developing specifications for electro-mechanical systems and manage the outsourced development at OEMs and development partners
  • Managing the integration of components, their interfaces and configurations
  • Ensuring robustness, safety and reliability of your systems and components by acceptable means (FEM, FMEA, testing)
  • Assuming responsibility for complex CAD assemblies and managing the references and interfaces to PLM, BOM etc
  • Building up the in-house and external prototyping expertise to further improve through put times and quality.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Hands-on and can-do attitude, problem solver rather than problem seeker
  • Creative, quick thinking and execute extremely fast
  • Used to short development cycles and fast-to-market product development (e.g. racing industry, consumer or industrial products)
  • Broad expertise in lightweight materials (plastics, metals, composites) and know how to best utilize them in your designs
  • Profound knowledge of manufacturing processes (CNC, injection molding, additive manufacturing, RTM, etc.) and ability to optimize designs accordingly
  • Experience in electronics integration (PCB outlines, connectors, shielding, ingress protection, thermal design)
  • strong expertise in CAD(Siemens NX is a benefit), PDM, FEM
  • CAM and CNC experience is a plus
  • Engineering degree (BSc, MSc) or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience as Mechanical Design Engineer or equivalent
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Very good English language skills (written & spoken), very good German language skills are a benefit
  • Ultimately, we need you to be able to enjoy the fun, excitement and fast pace of Volocopter
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.

R&D Mechanical Design Engineer - VoloConnect (m/f/d)

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