Supply Chain Manufacturing Engineer - Cells

about 1 month ago
Full time role


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Job Description

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 

Apart 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. 

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 the supply Chain team, our mission is to complete secure NPI programmes with our suppliers, to enable the smooth introduction and ramp up of our demand into our internal build lines, where the Lilium Jet will go through its final assembly steps.

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.

Your role and your team:

You will be part of a team that is instrumental in driving the industrialisation of our external battery cell suppliers. You will lead battery cell production process development and deeply engage with Lilium suppliers on their manufacturing facilities. You will work with the suppliers to initially improve and optimize semi-automated prototype production facilities and later do the same for highly automated, high volume serial production lines.

Your Day to Day:

  • Working as the Manufacturing Engineer, you will regularly visit our cell suppliers to steer and control the current production line
  • You will identify bottlenecks and work with the Supply Chain Manager to understand, report and optimize overall production capacity
  • You will find solutions to stabilize and improve existing production processes, with the goal of improving quality and reducing cycle times.
  • You will work with the supplier to decide on technical solutions to gradually automatize the production and help ramp up high volume automated production lines
  • You will lead, both inhouse and with our suppliers, the development and improvement of new cell production processes
  • You will work with our design engineers to be the voice of manufacturing and drive design for manufacturing / design for automation during prototype, development and first article inspection.
  • You will own manufacturing engineering APQP deliverables for NPI and secure completion
  • You will support during the disposition of non-conforming parts and during the identification of the root cause from a manufacturing point of view.

Your Profile:


  • You will have 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing engineering role
  • Demonstrable expertise in process development and process improvement
  • You understand and can apply the concepts of lean production and have an understanding and first-hand experience with production automation
  • You understand how you can use robots, end effectors and sensors to automatize various production processes like joining, welding, gluing etc 
  • You can differentiate and evaluate different automation solutions by using your understanding of achievable process stability, process speeds and tolerances
  • You understand technical drawings and how individual tolerances add up to a tolerance stack
  • Excellent communication and leadership maturity. Ability to build trust and consensus and secure commitment from all team members  Understanding and reflection of impact of leadership style on team dynamics 
  • You have a willingness to take risks in decision making 
  • You have the ability to self-manage and prioritise tasks 
  • You have a can-do mindset, an ability to understand and analyse a problem and come up with solutions 
  • You have willingness to regularly travel to China as well as worldwide for supplier visits 


  • You speak fluent Chinese
  • You have a Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • You have experience in battery cell production
  • You have experience in using the PPAP/APQP processes
  • You have experience in Manufacturing Readiness Level or Technology Readiness Level development
  • You have knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and inspection capabilities and requirements relevant to Electronics
  • You will have demonstrable capabilities in influencing design through Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA) and RCCA activities 
  • You have a technical understanding of Electrical Drawings & Requirements 
  • You have an understanding of test equipment to measure cell voltage, resistance, weight etc 




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.  


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