Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond (part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation) or remote from the comfort of your own home office or in one of our hubs
Domain: Operations - Manufacturing & Logistics
Experience: 5-10 years of relevant work experience
Degree: Bachelor's degree
Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.
What will you do as a Manufacturing Engineer - High Volume?
Let’s start with some context. As you might know we’ve been working on researching, designing and engineering our first Solar Electric Vehicle: Lightyear 0. While we’re bringing this first model into manufacturing, we’re working on a next model in parallel: Lightyear Two. And that’s where it becomes challenging.
While Lightyear 0 will be a statement car, being built in a relatively low amount, Lightyear Two is all about bringing clean mobility to everyone resulting in a high-volume car. As you’re experienced with manufacturing cars you’ll probably know what type of challenges this will bring. On top of that, you should realize that everything needs to be built within the company. Luckily we’ve partnered up with Valmet Automotive, who’s our manufacturing partner bringing along decades of experience (video for more context).
So, given that context of bringing our first model into production while preparing for our second model in advance, you’ll step into the manufacturing team which is essentially the interface between our engineering teams and our operations team. Ultimately, to make sure that we’ll manufacture our cars as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Within the team and the given context, it’s your personal job mission to both improve and co-build manufacturing processes. This will include;
What do we expect from our Manufacturing Engineer - High Volume?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude, who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You can work within the team or independently. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:
On a personal level we’re looking for someone who’s extremely participative, has solid communication skills, is eager to learn and has a strong desire to change. Above all, you’re committed to deliver our mission.
What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:
Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.
Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.
At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.
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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
2013 - 2015 - 2017
For Best Technology Achievement, beating Apple, SpaceX and Blockchain
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge
CES Climate Change Innovator Award
At t CES in Las Vegas, Lightyear wins a Climate Change Innovator Award for the huge potential to reduce the emission of CO2.
Automotive Innovation Award
Lightyear won the Challenging Concepts and the People's Price.