Head of Ground Test and Aircraft Maintenance


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Head of Ground Test and Aircraft Maintenance



A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary, yet with a meaningful purpose. We take pride in pushing the very boundaries of technology and customer experience to deliver something that has never been done before.

What we do here is hard, but then very few things worth achieving are easy. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with our world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 400 leaders, experts and engineers who are as passionate about emissions-free transportation as you are.

We are also passionate about creating an inclusive culture, with more than 40 nationalities working with us to bring our vision of a sustainable world to live.

Your role and your team:

This permanent, full time role, based in Munich, will report directly to the Head of Delivery Centre.

We are looking for an experienced aircraft maintenance team leader, to lead the aircraft maintenance and ground test & handling of Lilium’s revolutionary aircraft. As part of this role, you will develop and guide a team of skilled and licensed aircraft technicians in Munich.

You will collaborate cross-functionally, working especially closely with our production, quality and flight test teams.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the fastest, most well-funded and exciting aerospace companies on earth, supporting the exciting development journey of the Lilium Jet towards entry into service.

Our maintenance organization aims to set new standards with a best-in-class, reliable, integrated maintenance capability.

Your Day to day:

  • Lead a diverse team of multi-skilled part 66 aircraft technicians
  • Take responsibility for the ground test & handling of our aircrafts
  • Be responsible for oversight of safe ground testing procedures (in accordance with AMM)
  • Provide supervision and oversight for aircraft processes until release to service
  • Resolve issue and non conformance management topics
  • Develop and maintain robust configuration and document management practices
  • Drive and nurture a fast-paced delivery culture, enabling a challenging flight test program
  • Develop and govern world class tool control and FOD control processes
  • Work cross functionally with related departments

Your Profile:

  • Proven experience of working in a leadership capacity within a Part 145 Organisation
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with commercial fixed-wing or rotary aircraft
  • Experience working with eVtol or electrical aircraft highly desirable
  • Comfortable working in dynamic, fast moving and trans-formative environments
  • Demonstrably high learning agility (particularly results agility)
  • Strong communication skills, appropriate to an international working environment
  • Strong stakeholder management and cross-functional relationship building experience


Life at Lilium:

At Lilium, you’ll have the responsibility and freedom to act as an entrepreneur. You’ll be working with bright and driven colleagues from different industries, countries and backgrounds who are all united in one common goal, challenging and supporting each other to make Lilium successful.

As well as free language courses, weekly yoga sessions, two complimentary meals each day and unlimited snacks and drinks, we also have an in-house gym and a relaxation room. By pairing that with a free shuttle bus to and from our local train station, as well as bikes you can borrow to cycle around our campus, we aim to make it as easy as possible to travel here, while reducing our own carbon footprint. We also have a rooftop terrace where you can watch planes taking off all day long!

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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