Manufacturing Engineer - Final Assembly Line (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis and other eVTOLs off the ground in a way that complements existing 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 carried out the first-ever piloted flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 1,500 public and private test flights across the world (www.volocopter.com). 

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

Manufacturing Engineers provide support for all stages of an aircraft program lifecycle. The Manufacturing Engineering (ME) discipline is consulted and responsible for manufacturing plan development, full-rate production standup and support, and post-delivery sustainment and modification activities. MEs are integral at every program stage for efficient and effective aircraft production.

This position will be embedded in detailed manufacturing plans, concepts, corrective action, processes, and procedures. The day-to-day tasking will include working with shop floor personnel, design engineering, quality engineering, industrial engineering, and other engineering disciplines to support the production of our various platforms.

This position requires a detail-oriented and organized candidate with demonstrated technical proficiency and capability. Strong communication skills – written and verbal – are required to successfully interface with various departments within Aero.

  • You participate in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) reviews to ensure production topics are considered.
  • You create detailed manufacturing instructions to document new processes.
  • You select and commission production tools and equipment through acceptance testing.
  • You recommend and implement any changes for continuous improvement of ongoing production.
  • You collect and provide all necessary documentation to the shopfloor.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in manufacturing or operations, specifically in the final assembly line within the aviation industry.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and team-based environment.
  • Experience working on process improvement and corrective action efforts.
  • Knowledge of PLM / ERP systems. 
  • Demonstrated experience with engineering and manufacturing principles.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work by oneself and as part of a team.
  • Fluent in English.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in introducing new processes into a production environment.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with SIEMENS NX as well as SIEMENS Teamcenter.
  • Experience in quality or structural assembly department.
  • German language skills are a plus.
Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:  

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a superb network of investors and partners   
  • Chance to shape the future of aviation  
  • Help us to create groundbreaking new projects - from scratch!   
  • Personal accountability, as well as growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths  
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workspaces, flexible hours, quick decision-making, a flat hierarchy, positive leadership, great team spirit  
  • Attractive compensation package

Diversity at Volocopter:  

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunities, trust, and ensure all employees feel heard. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts with each of us. 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.  

Manufacturing Engineer - Final Assembly Line (m/f/d)

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