Where: Venray, the Amfoor 2
Experience: at least 5-10 years of experience in a similar role. Experience in solar or solar materials is considered a plus as is the knowledge of SixSigma.
Degree: at least a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, solar engineering or process technology including an analytical way of thinking
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 Process Engineering Lead?
As a process engineering lead you’ll play an important part in developing the processes of the next generation for VIPV (Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics) manufacturing. On the one hand by guiding the team of process engineers and leading them to successful implementations of new and improved processes. Whilst on the other hand you’re using your skills and experience to lead a cross-functional team in developing innovative solar manufacturing equipment and processes for the next generation product line. As a process engineering lead you will have the following tasks and responsibilities:
A day as a Process Engineering Lead
You get into our Venray office and start the day preparing for your work. In this modern office building, you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and fresh fruit and experience the buzz of the office and the production area and lab.
The morning starts with a daily stand-up in which you review the issues production has been facing the past 24 hours and if this requires immediate attention, of the process engineering team. Your team consists of process engineers, manufacturing engineers, maintenance engineers, and a project manager.
After that, you will check in with your project manager to review the status of the equipment and process development for future products. The equipment development is done with a cross-functional team with experts from all areas of the organization.
During lunch, you have time to reflect and relax. You are free to have a good walk, do some sports or a nice meditation session, or whatever is necessary to be physically and mentally prepared for what is coming in the afternoon.
In the afternoon you will start with an alignment meeting with an equipment supplier to go over the latest details and changes to the machine he is building for our shop floor process. If there is a need you have a quick chat with the operations manager on the status of the projects and any roadblocks you might have encountered.
You end the day with a digital coffee to have a chat with a colleague you wanted to check in with as you didn’t talk to her for a long time.
What do we expect from a Process Engineering Lead?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the ‘tried and tested’ of the future! You thrive on working team-based, but working independently shouldn’t be an issue. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:
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.