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Head of Operational Excellence (OPEX)

  • 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 on Säve Flygplats 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 Operational Excellence (OPEX) reports to the Head of Operations, and has broad responsibility for the implementation of effective organizational processes & systems, including the company Quality Management Systems. Your focus will be on the efficiency of the organization operations and processes, deploying lean, six sigma and continuous process improvement techniques to achieve our goals. You will develop and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and assist the organization in developing actions to meet those KPIs. You will also be responsible for supporting external quality system and organizational approval audits, including the follow-up and corrective actions.

Work with great people

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Skills & Requirements

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Aerospace or similar discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 15 years experience in operational excellence in an aerospace company environment.
  • Practical experience of developing, implementing and continuously improving an AS9100D Quality Management System.
  • Experience working in an EASA Part 21J Design Organization, or international equivalent.
  • Experience with management of aerospace suppliers including initial and recurring audits
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems including configuration and change management.
  • 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.
  • Experience with Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI)
  • Experience with aircraft certification programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25)
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles for safety critical systems (SAE ARP 4754/4761)
  • Working knowledge of Airborne hardware and software development assurance processes (RTCA DO-178 & 254)

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%.

Klara Andreasson | Hiring Manager

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