Manufacturing Engineer, Operations - Battery Production

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Munich, Germany

Posted on: 2024-02-11

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Lilium’s vision is to create a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed, regional transportation. 

Using the 7-Seater Lilium Jet, an electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering leading capacity, low noise and high performance, Lilium is building a transport network and service for people and goods. Working in partnership with world-leading aerospace, technology, and infrastructure partners, commercial operations are set to launch in 2024. 

Lilium’s 700+ strong team includes over 400 aerospace engineers and a leadership responsible for delivering some of the most successful aircraft in aviation history. Founded in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Munich, Germany, with teams based across Europe and the U.S.

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 

Apart 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. 

The Role:

Are you ready to be at the forefront of revolutionizing air mobility? As we embark on the exciting journey towards serial production of our groundbreaking Lilium jet, we are seeking an ambitious and skilled Manufacturing Engineer to join our world-class battery production team.

Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager Operations, you will work together on the design, development, and execution of our data management and operational software operations. Your focus is on the detailed interactions of the IT solutions that define our manufacturing environment, including PLM, MPP, ERP, MES, and big data analytics. With these tools you create and maintain detailed work plans to include EBOM, MBOM, routing, tooling, PPE etc.

You will work proactively with cross-functional teams including design, production, planning, quality, procurement, logistics.

Your Day to Day:

  • Proactively drive the delivery of the Lilium jet’s state-of-the-art battery pack on time, on cost, on quality

  • Provide daily shop floor support and act as the first point of contact for technician questions

  • Respond to and drive resolution of ANDONs and non-conformities

  • Plan the shop floor work schedule together with the production teams and PP&C

  • Create and maintain comprehensive work plans containing work instructions and time data

  • Determine the necessary production capacities in response to process and design changes, ensuring optimal resource utilization

  • Champion the optimization of manufacturing processes through continuous improvement initiatives, utilizing data-driven insights and industry best practices

  • Develop a lean process flow across our production line to ensure that product, process, and factory design work together as a stable production system

  • Proactively initiate change requests to the design team, facilitating the achievement of high-rate and cost-effective manufacturing goals

  • Develop and implement robust manufacturing strategies, considering technological advancements and industry trends to enhance overall efficiency.

About you:

We are looking for a passionate team player who loves to collaborate to get things done with urgency in a fast-paced and changing work environment. Bringing proven analytical capabilities, you’ll be a strong written and verbal communicator who loves to solve problems. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and you strive to build an excellent organisation, culture, and company.

Interacting daily with a variety of technical audiences, you will be comfortable working in cross-functional teams, developing and nurturing excellent relationships.

You have demonstrated impact in design for manufacturing activities and will show an overall Lean awareness with an eye for simplification, continuous improvement, and consciousness of health & safety factors.

Key requirements:   

  • Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in manufacturing operations, preferably in the field of battery pack production

  • English CEFR level B2 or higher

  • Proficiency in reading technical drawings and specifications

  • Expert in writing concise technical instructions

  • Six Sigma certification desired

  • Experience in aviation start-up companies desired

  • CAD know-how desired

  • Practical experience with PPAP / APQP process desired



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.  



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