Head of Manufacturing Engineering

Lilium, Munich

The Lilium Jet All-electric. Affordable. With the Push of a Button.

The Role:

This position has a direct report to our VP of Production and will lead the Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering resources for all of Lilium’s domestic plants as well as for the supply chain.

You have the opportunity to work on the realisation of the product design and you will have full responsibility to help set up our manufacturing & production testing solutions, from material supply working with suppliers and our domestic Lilium component plants as well as the final aircraft assembly line.

For this leadership role, we are looking for somebody  with 8 years of experience in the automotive industry, who will invent a new way of a high volume, system assembly from prove of concept to design.

You will ensure that our assembly system will be up to rate readiness for series production within a few years.

Lilium welcomes people from all over the world. We are a multinational company and happy to support our new top talent with relocation. We have helped our new hires to meet their Visa criteria and successfully settle in Munich.

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae in English


Your Day to Day:

  • Hire, train and lead Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering teams
  • Establish and constantly improve process & technology solutions
  • Provide factory support to meet the design requirements and our business targets in accordance to the quality standards of EASA 21G and EN9100
  • Implement manufacturing & series testing solutions via standards, solutions, systems and instructions that will enable the plant to achieve their TCQ targets
  • Work closely with management team the local plant organisations and clearly communicate business targets to ensure the delivery to safety, time, cost and quality targets
  • Contribute, with his production organisation, to a “Design for Make” of the type certification standard, the establishment of pilot stations to prove rate capability
  • Define and build a series production assembly line, work on the operations of the plant from commissioning to production ramp up
  • Establish and drive key processes within Lilium from material supply up to final assembly, this includes:
  • Capability acquisition of new technologies, systems and factories
  • Product introduction into the supply chain and domestic factories
  • Shop floor support & continuous improvement across the entire production network
  • Specification & provision of Lean/4.0/SCADA/robotic solutions for the Lilium plants

Your Profile:

  • Mechanical engineering degree in automotive, with experience in (electric) power plants assembly and especially in the design to made phase
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a similar responsibility role, within Manufacturing Engineering and or plant leadership  in a modern high-volume production environment of automotive or aircrafts is essential
  • Experience in high-volume, automated manufacturing environments, including dynamic planning & execution during production ramp up
  • Proven Lean skills –to drive continuous improvements, ergonomics, HS&E and process capability
  • Production & technology global networking and experienced in developing technologies and systems to a capable production standard (SixSigma)
  • Modern technology & automation leader type (including robotic, 4.0, SCADA)
  • Excellent analysis and evaluation skills with a drive to challenge the status quo
  • Implementation knowledge of organisation Self Directing Teams (SDT) and ANDON to mitigate production constraints immediately desired
  • Experienced leader with track record in hiring, training and leading direct and a large number of indirect reports, and production staff. Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Capable of extended cross-functional leadership, including Engineering, Purchase, Quality, Manufacturing, and Facility management functions, required to deliver “end to end”.

 Specific Requirements

  • Software/IT skills: PowerPoint, Excel, ERP
  • Excellent understanding of plant finances
  • Excellent project management skills to deploy the manufacturing road map, design to make experince
  • Ability to speak and read English & German fluent  required


Welcome to the future

Elegance, speed, comfort and sustainability – fusing to a new form of traveling. The Lilium aircraft is the only means of transportation that can meet the demands of future mobility and therefore shape it now. We are introducing the world's first electric vertical take-off and landing jet. Our ambition is to engineer, manufacture Lilium Jets, as well as create an end to end air transportation service on demand, operating around the world.

Lilium is a globally acclaimed Startup creating a revolution in personal transportation and e-mobility with secured funding and proven technologies (several flying prototypes). To date, the company raised over 100 million USD from two rounds of funding, with global top VCs and funds backing the company’s vision. We are a highly energetic and ambitious team with world-class investors who value outstanding talent, serious creativity and elaborate innovation.

At Lilium, you will work with the world´s most talented engineers, designers and thought leaders to revolutionize the way people travel. We apply an exceptional breadth and depth to our work, we are incredibly focused onto our mission and we are therefore looking for people like us who are continuously striving towards perfection. If you, too, are filled with the insatiable need to grow, to innovate and to create don‘t hesitate to grasp this exclusive opportunity.


Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on competence, performance, and business needs


About Lilium

About us Lilium is a disruptive aviation start-up based in Munich. Co-founded in 2015 by Daniel Wiegand, Sebastian Born, Patrick Nathen and Matthias Meiner, the team brings together international world-class engineers and designers. The group shares the vision of a completely new type of individual transportation and is dedicated to develop and build the world’s first fully electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet. An estimated range of up to 300 km and a top speed of 300 km/h, along with zero emissions make it the most efficient and eco-friendly individual means of transportation of our time. By providing ultra-redundancy, the Lilium Jet will also set new standards in safety. Lilium aims at liberating towns and cities from today’s congestion and pollution, with people able to come and go freely, vastly expanding the radius of their everyday lives.

Want to learn more about Lilium? Visit Lilium's website.