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Head of Manufacturing Engineering

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg

About Heart Aerospace

Heart’s mission is to create the fastest, most affordable and sustainable mode of transport for regional travel. Our goal is to serve the market in every corner of the world.

Our first aircraft is the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger airliner with an operating range of 400 km. The ES-19 is a fully electric aircraft, and our goal is to have the aircraft certified for commercial operation by 2026.

Your place of work will be at our main office and hangar facility. This is located at Säve Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden. Relocation assistance can be provided. At Heart you’ll be working at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. We offer stock options to all our employees and a challenging and inspiring work environment.

We seek experienced and skilled professionals to join our small, fast moving team developing a new electric aircraft in Sweden. We’re in a very expansive phase and now is the time to join our team.

Come help us write a new chapter in the history of aviation together.

Role Overview

The Head of Manufacturing Engineering Inspection reports to the Head of Production Operations. This will include establishing our ways of working for our production engineering, operations and quality assurance processes & techniques, including practical and contractual matters.

Initially this will be a hands-on role, but you will have the opportunity to recruit and grow the manufacturing engineering department as we grow the company. You will assist in the development of the company production and organisation and quality management systems to obtain approval from the regulatory authorities through to product manufacturing, certification, industrial ramp up and service operations. To accomplish this goal you will work closely with the production operations, design engineering, operational excellence, quality assurance, supply chain and program departments.

You will need to develop and ensure compliance to standards for safety, product quality, delivery and value are met and maintained,

This is a new role which presents both a challenge and exciting opportunity to develop, advance, and influence the development of our production organisation function.

Work with great people

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Skills & Requirements

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of engineering management experience with core competencies in the area of Process & Product Engineering and/or New Product Introduction.

  • Degree/Post Graduate Degree in Mechanical/Electronics Engineering or equivalent discipline.

  • Six-Sigma black belt certification and extensive experience in Kepner Tregoe and design for manufacture (DFM) methodologies, as well as 8D root cause analysis techniques.

  • Engineering knowledge and experience with low- and high-volume operations in a process manufacturing oriented environment.

  • Strong in industrial engineering methodologies, lean manufacturing, safety requirements, and operational excellence.

  • Strong drive, execution and complex problem solving abilities to meet engineering, safety, operational and business goals.

  • Excellent leadership, planning, interpersonal communication, positivity, and negotiation skills to influence stakeholders across organization, including excellent verbal & written communication skills in English.

  • Eagerness to work with others.

  • Passion for aircraft and Heart’s mission.

The ideal candidate would have

  • Experience working in an aerospace start-up environment.

  • Formal qualification in Lean, Six Sigma or equivalent.

Great Place to Work

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Relocation support

  • Amazing colleagues

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution!

  • International environment

About the company

Heart Aerospace is a Swedish startup making electric regional airplanes. Heart's mission is to create the fastest, most affordable and sustainable transportation for regional travel to every corner of the world. Our first aircraft is the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger airliner with an operating range of 400 km. Our goal is to have the aircraft certified for commercial operation by 2026.


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GREENAir travel accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions, and that share is expected to rise to 12-27% by 2050. 40% of worldwide emissions are from short-haul flights. Electric aircraft are the solution. These planes have zero operational emissions, and the lowest infrastructural footprint of all modes of regional transport.

ACCESSIBLEWe believe air travel should be integrated into–not seperated from–our towns and communities. Our zero-emissions, low-noise aircraft can operate on 750m runways, making new use of the vast network of small airports close to city centres.

COST-EFFICIENTElectrification changes the equation for regional air travel. Electric aircraft are affordable to buy, operate and maintain. Simple, reliable electric motors reduce maintenance costs by 90% compared to turboprops, and intelligent electronic monitoring reduces inspection needs. Most importantly, fuel costs go down by 50-75%.

Heart Aerospace

Gothenburg
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