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Head of Production Operations

  • 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 Production Operations reports to the Chief Operating Officer and has the responsibility as the Production Organisation Accountable Manager (EASA Part 21 Subpart G). This will include establishing our ways of working for our production organisation, inventory management, inspection and manufacturing engineering, including practical and contractual matters.

In a manufacturing environment, you will drive the long-range strategic planning process for Manufacturing operations by overseeing and managing all manufacturing operations including tactical day to day operation commitments, including Manufacturing, Planning, Quality, Safety, Production control, Manufacturing Engineering, Inventory Control, Procurement, and shipping/receiving activities.

Initially this will be a hands-on role, but you will have the opportunity to recruit and grow the production operation department as we grow the company. You will lead the development of the company production organisation 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 design engineering, office of airworthiness, quality assurance, supply chain and program departments.

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.

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Skills & Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management or similar desired.

  • Minimum 15 years experience in production or operations management, preferably in an aerospace company environment. A minimum 8+ year's experience in a Manufacturing Operations leadership role within a factory environment. 5+ years in a Lean leadership role.

  • Excellent Communication Skills / Strong People Management skills.

  • Ability to influence at all levels of an organization. Demonstrated success influencing cultural change.

  • Experience of overseeing the development, implementation and continuous improvement of a production system that complies to AS9100D Quality Management System standards.

  • Experience working in an EASA Part 21G Production Organization, or international equivalent.

  • Experience with industrial and supplier production planning, logistics and quality assurance.

  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems including configuration and change management.

  • Experience with reportable occurrence concept, systems and management techniques - with focus on airworthiness/product safety impact assessment as well as encouraging & educating the production teams on observing, reporting and avoiding accidents/issues.

  • 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 aircraft certification programs through the entire design, development, certification and production lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25).

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

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