Manufacturing Engineer - Composites

September 24, 2023
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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.

Your mission during this flight:

We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for our Composites Lamination Area. This position requires an experienced professional with a comprehensive knowledge in prepreg- (hand-layup as well as automated placement technologies) and infusion-technologies. The position will take responsibility for all lamination activities and will ensure manufactureability to meet target rates. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

  • You drive “Design for Manufacturing” for serial production standard
  • You create work instructions / job cards for shopfloor
  • You develop and test new processes to increase quality and reduce production time
  • You write specification documents detailing these processes (materials/tools to use, steps to follow, processing parameters, etc.)
  • You define requirements and select equipment/tools for production activities
  • You take part in the commissioning of the equipment: write test plan, perform/support testing
  • You create manufacturing data to produce composite parts: perform drapability simulation, define ply shapes, create laser projection data, cutting data, plybook, etc., and you are responsible to write detailed work instructions for production activities
  • Check in your professional skills:

  • You have an academic background in mechanical or process engineering, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of proven work experience as a Composite Manufacturing Engineer or similar role
  • You have experience in the creation of work instructions for shopfloor
  • You have deep knowledge and hands-on experience with composite materials as well as with computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • You have knowledge of industry standards (specifications, processes, materials, etc.)
  • You are able to communicate progress internally and externally through oral presentations and internal reports
  • Fluent in English
  • Preferred skills:

  • Experience in introducing new processes into a production environment
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Lean production experience
  • German language skills
  • 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.

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