Process Engineer Coating & Surface Treatment

Process Engineer Coating & Surface Treatment

Lilium

Munich, Germany

The Role:

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced technology expert to join our team! In this role, you will be the technical expert for all surface treatment, coatings, and painting process technologies.

Your experience and expertise will be called upon to develop all surface engineering in use throughout the assembly of our Lilium Jet, from system subassemblies to the entire aircraft. You will follow a rigorous approach to establishing the correct process windows to meet engineering intent, create prototypes and qualification-grade hardware samples and data packages for technical approval, and create technical specifications for production equipment to be deployed into our factories.

Your Day to Day:

  • Develop a variety of surface engineering processes (paint, surface treat including plasma treatment, chemical coatings) through implementation in our Factory;
  • Use a structured process to assess technical feasibility, producibility, and manufacturability of surface engineering process applications on aircraft parts;
  • Design and specify tooling, automatic machines, and robot end effector hardware, especially define and select automated surface engineering equipment that is right-sized for the process;
  • Create technical plans detailing tooling, process, process control methods, and sample characterization to support fixed process approval;
  • Use SPC to identify and control key process variables, apply a Six Sigma DMADOV / DMAIC approach to establish process control plans;
  • Design and/or acquire jigs, fixtures, and control hardware as required to support process development activities;
  • Write process and technical specifications for automated equipment, execute PFMEA analysis on all fixed processes;
  • Participate in engineering design tradeoff studies, advising the teams on most producible & reliable methods of surface engineering based on component design and adjustments to component designs to enable automation;
  • Develop a process parameter monitoring and control scheme in collaboration with production IT and automation teams;
  • Support the definition of appropriate test sample geometry and test frequency to support technical plan per component or fixed process in collaboration with Engineering and Test functions.

Your Profile:

  • Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Master’s Degree, or graduate of manufacturing apprentice program combined with Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience or 5 yrs with Master’s Degree in automated manufacturing environments with a focus on surface engineering; automotive and aerospace manufacturing environments for paint a plus;
  • Six Sigma DFSS/DMAIC Green Belt certification or higher;
  • Strong technical expertise in multiple methods of surface treatments and coating, and the means of identifying and controlling key parameters in high-volume manufacturing environments;
  • Demonstrated experience developing statistical process control methods from initiation through factory deployment;
  • Experience writing technical process specifications for equipment procurement, experience defining, procuring, installing, and commissioning automated surface engineering equipment and qualifying these processes under a standard framework;
  • Excellent analytical capabilities, written communication, and verbal communication to solve problems with urgency and collaborate with varied technical audiences;
  • Experience developing and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with design teams and equipment manufacturers alike;
  • Passion for identifying, evaluating, and implementing new manufacturing technologies, preferably using an Agile approach to learn fast;
  • Adept at working cross-functionally, especially with Design Engineering, Quality, Procurement, Program Management, and other cross-business functions;
  • ICT Skills: Minitab, R, or similar statistical analysis software; Microsoft Office suite especially Word, Powerpoint, & Excel.

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