Flight test mechanic

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Website Volocopter

Volocopter is a pioneer in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). Volocopter brings Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. The aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011 Volocopter performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights.

Job Description

You will be a member of the highly motivated and multi-disciplinary flight test team by supervising and conducting the maintenance service on both manned and unmanned flying fleet. Further, you will work closely with the engineering team by giving feedback about technical fitness.

Tests will usually be conducted locally but may involve campaigns at remote locations from time to time.

Your Tasks

  • Maintenance and configuration change tasks on a test flight aircraft and subsequent completion of reports
  • Integration of test equipment into the prototypes
  • Monitoring and assistance of the flying systems within the flight test campaigns
  • Final assembly of individual components and prefabrication until completion of the whole aircraft
  • Cross-system coordination in production and prototype construction
  • Lamination of parts and sub-assemblies

Qualifications

Required:

  • Completed training as aircraft mechanic comparable to CAT A license
  • At least 5 years of experience in maintenance or production of aircraft of a category comparable to the one to be tested in our aeronautical company (small rotorcraft, electric, composite structure)
  • Good experience with fiber composite structures, and electrical drive and control technology
  • Distinct hands-on mentality and a solution-oriented way of working with strong manual skills
  • Communicative team player and leadership skills
  • Fluent in German and English language (written & spoken)

 

Desired:

  • Knowledge of challenges in prototype construction
  • CAT B3 license
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Paige is an experienced journalist and editor who started her career covering the building and architecture sector. After several years writing and editing online and print articles for leading journals in this sector, she is bringing her thorough approach to technical content to covering the business aviation industry. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and is always planning her next trip.