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Manufacturing Engineering Process Planner



Munich, Germany
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience.

As part of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 800 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.

The Role:

As a Manufacturing Engineer Process Planner at Lilium, you will be responsible for developing and optimizing lean process flows through our production line. Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager Operations, you will play a crucial role in creating efficient and future-oriented production processes

Your Day to Day:

  • Work Plan Development: Create, optimize, and update work plans, work instructions, and operations for the production line. This involves designing and documenting step-by-step procedures to ensure smooth workflow and minimize waste.
  • Production Process Optimization: Analyze existing production processes and identify areas for improvement. You will be responsible for identifying bottlenecks, reducing cycle times, and implementing lean methodologies to optimize the production flow.
  • Time Data Analysis: Determine the necessary production capacities by analyzing time data. You will collect and evaluate time measurements to understand the efficiency of various processes and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Process and Design Changes: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to evaluate process and design changes. You will assess the impact of these changes on production capacities and develop strategies to implement them seamlessly into the production flow.
  • Workflow Development: Work closely with highly skilled technicians in different shops to develop the best workflow practices. Your expertise will be instrumental in creating efficient and standardized processes that enhance productivity and ensure high-quality output.
  • Feasibility Analysis: Conduct feasibility analyses to assess the viability and effectiveness of proposed process improvements. You will evaluate factors such as resource requirements, equipment capabilities, and cost implications to make data-driven recommendations.
  • Process Analysis and Optimization: Utilize your comprehensive expertise to analyze, define, and optimize production processes. You will carefully balance efficiency, quality, and costs to drive continuous improvement throughout the manufacturing operations.
  • MTM and REFA: Utilize the MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) and REFA (German Association for Work Study and Business Organization) methodologies to evaluate and optimize the efficiency of work processes. You will apply these techniques to streamline operations and improve productivity

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in process planning and optimization within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with time study techniques such as MTM and REFA.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and continuous improvement.

IT Skills

  • MS Office
  • ERP Systems
  • MES/ APS Systems are beneficial

Language Skills

  • English minimum C1, additional languages are beneficial

Soft Skills

  • Communicator
  • Problem solver
  • Team player
  • Disciplined and Structured
  • Autonomous way of working
  • Motivated and engaged

Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.