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Liaison / MRB Stress Engineer (m/f/d)



Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Company Description

Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring sustainable urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever crewed flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 2,000 public and private test flights across the world (

Job Description

The main mission of a Liaison / MRB Stress Engineer is to evaluate dispositions from a stress-perspective, to verify that strength-requirements are met. A Liaison / MRB Stress Engineer also performs stress analyses, prepares stress substantiation documents for engineering dispositions, and approves or rejects Non-Conformity Reports (NCR’s). A Liaison / MRB Stress Engineer serves a critical role in our organization: By minimizing the number of scrap parts and making it possible to re-use them, you will contribute to cost-reduction without compromising airworthiness and safety.

Your mission during this flight:

  • Develop detailed sizing, static, dynamic, fatigue, damage tolerance, and modal analysis of repairs using classical hand calculations, reverse engineering methods and finite element analysis
  • Collaborate with other Liaison / MRB Engineers, design teams, stress teams, airworthiness teams and other related groups in terms of product non-conformance management and repair development with a stress point of view
  • Evaluate and check dispositions for Non-Conformity Reports (NCR) from stress point of view, check compliance of data to provide a proper stress substantiation to Liaison / MRB Team
  • Assess load distribution, vibration, fatigue, thermal effects, and customer requirements
  • Assure that repair activities meet and satisfy airworthiness requirements, quality specifications and customer needs in a cost-effective way
  • Considering stress requirements and defect occurrences, support allowable defect size determination activities and process document updates
  • Assist and attend the design activities during early design phases about repairability considering stress requirements when required
  • Support repair manual activities for the company that indicates general process and guidelines of repair implementation and standard repair methods
  • Maintain positive team relationships with both internal and external suppliers.
  • Support onsite and offsite suppliers, when needed, in NCR dispositions.


Check in your professional skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering
  • Minimum 7+ years of professional experience as a Liaison / MRB Stress Engineer or Stress Engineer
  • Experience in non-conformity management, discrepancy evaluation, stress analysis of metallic and composite parts and investigation
  • Experience on repair design of metallic structures, composite structures on detailed part production level and assembly level
  • Familiarity with a variety of high-performance composite manufacturing processes, process limitations, and post-processing of advanced composite components
  • Knowledge on repair stress analysis (classical methods, hand calculations, FEM), structural design guidelines, composite lay-up operations, fasteners, loads, failure modes, materials, NDI methods, and corrosion prevention
  • Working knowledge of Patran / Nastran, and/or Hyperworks.
  • Experience in developing structural repair manuals
  • Able to make quick evaluations as soon as possible to avoid delaying production
  • Result-oriented with analytical and creative thinking, with great communication skills

Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a superb network of investors and partners
  • Chance to shape the future of aviation
  • Help us to create groundbreaking new projects - from scratch!
  • Personal accountability, as well as growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workspaces, flexible hours, quick decision-making, a flat hierarchy, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive compensation package

Diversity at Volocopter:

Our differences are what make us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on team level. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.