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Head of Production Engineering Department (m/f/d)

Isar Aerospace

Isar Aerospace

Ottobrunn, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Your Mission

The Head of Production Engineering will hold strategic and tactical responsibility for implementing a manufacturing engineering strategy and operational goals to exceed expectations for product quality, cost and delivery, maximising efficiency, optimising production levels and driving operational excellence. Work closely with internal and external key stakeholders, regarding technical support for activities, striving for best in class products and business practices.

Building a rocket we have following key production processes: additive manufacturing, CNC turning and milling, assembly processes, carbon fiber composites, electronics manufacturing and welding. Some of the processes are fully automated. Our machine park includes only the most advanced and latest machinery and equipment.

More specifically, you will:

  • Have an overall responsibility for the Production Engineering department with 3 teams and approx. 20 employees
  • Create and implement best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance
  • Ensure that manufacturing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets with the ultimate goal to enable the company to function and compete effectively in the market
  • Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
  • Provide leadership to the departments and coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team
  • Work with the team to translate the site strategy and plans into specific team performance goals and departmental objectives including KPIs
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors

Who you are and what you have

  • BSc/MSc in an engineering discipline
  • Demonstrable experience of leading an engineering or manufacturing function with a proven track record in strategic and tactical production engineering leadership
  • Good know-how of various manufacturing processes for metal and carbon fiber
  • Experience in automated production systems, and in implementing quality oriented production
  • Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets
  • Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure
  • A proven track record of leading diverse teams and relationship building at all levels in an organisation
  • Lean production knowledge
  • Highly organised and proactive with high attention to detail
  • Can-do attitude and outstanding communication skills
  • Fluent in English and German


  • 30 days holiday
  • Subsidised lunch
  • Individual learning budget
  • Virtual company shares
  • Qualitrain Sport Clubs membership
  • Customised company pension plan

Who we are

We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We're making rockets in a way that hasn't been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!

Want to find more about us?

Visit www.isaraerospace.com