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Senior Manufacturing Engineering Technical Lead - Propulsion



Munich, Germany
Posted on Saturday, March 9, 2024

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience.

As part of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 950 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.

Are you ready to be at the forefront of revolutionizing air mobility? As we embark on the exciting journey towards serial production of our ground-breaking Lilium jet, we have an opportunity for a technically strong leader specializing in propulsion, powertrains, transmission, etc to take on a key role in our team!

Your role and your team:

As the technical voice of the manufacturing engineering product team, you will build strong partnerships with the Manufacturing Leadership organization. You will be the primary interface to our Technical Leads and IPTs, reporting directly to the Head of Manufacturing Engineering

You will be the subject matter expert (SME) for propulsion during trade-off discussions and decision-making sessions about manufacturability, taking into account material, methods, and costs. Representing the manufacturing community technically, you will confidently handle escalations and conflicts of interest from manufacturing engineers (MEs) and promote good manufacturing engineering practices.

Your Day to Day:

  • Represent MEs and production in daily stand ups and priority meetings.
  • Drive capability acquisition of new technologies, systems, and factories to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing process
  • Mentor your teammates as the resident expert for variety of manufacturing processes.
  • Ensure technology development demonstrator roadmaps include manufacturing feasibility trials alongside design development
  • Support design review and production readiness for the new products

Your Profile:

We are looking for a credible, experienced technical leader with an extensive expertise in propulsion, transmission, powertrains, gained within an automotive, aerospace or related manufacturing environment, Demonstrated deep involvement in 2 or more complete high-impact programs from start of design to post production is essential.

A strong collaborator with proven decision-making and conflict resolution experience, adept at managing cross-functional relationships with teams like Design Engineering, Quality, Program Management, Procurement and navigating competing priorities.

Key Requirements:

  • Relevant Bachelors degree and a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, supply chain quality, or industrial engineering relating to propulsion
  • Excellent analytical capabilities with a drive to challenge the status quo. Eager to learn; puts the team first; resilient with a passion for achieving mission objectives. Accustomed to using failure as a learning tool and applying a high sense of urgency
  • Hands-on mentality and heavy collaboration with production teams to secure continuous production flow

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Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.