Laboratory Test Engineer


Bruchsal, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 02/24/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: Zeiloch 20, Bruchsal, 76646

About Volocopter

The Volocopter is the world’s first purely electric flying multicopter, which is able to transport people. It flies eco-friendly, emission-free, quiet and safe. As autonomous version, the Volocopter is the answer to the tough mobility challenges our megacities are facing today, and it makes the dream of flying come true for all of us.

Job Description

We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding and empathic as well as hands-on Laboratory Test Engineer (m/f/d) with the following responsibilities:

  • Propose and implement design solutions as means of compliance with lab user requirements
  • Maintain and keep SW and HW configuration control updated during vehicle system laboratories lifecycle
  • Design and evaluate tools to leverage test automation capabilities
  • Support test engineers on troubleshooting, Rig Engineering Problems Reports, Rig nonconformities, and test issues
  • Identify and document test results and test issues
  • Implement and keep test workflow smooth, efficient and traceable
  • Support system engineers for rig certification tests and documents
  • Support Validations and verification of third-party Test benches
  • Perform dry runs in preparation for Test campaigns
  • Support Test campaigns with Test Engineer
  • Is dedicated to an excellent Volocopter employee journey as the most important task
  • Encourages the sharing of knowledge, experience, and training in and between teams


This role shall develop and maintain system vehicle laboratories according to lab user requirements, proposed by test engineers. As a Laboratory Test Engineer shall, you are the right match for us if you bring the following:

  • Hands-on, creative and solution-oriented way of working
  • B.Sc. or above degree in areas of Aeronautic, Electrical, Software or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Working experience in testing of at least 5 years
  • Already developed and executed tests in the past
  • Good writing and speaking skills in English
  • Experience in Aerospace/Automobile standards
  • Good communication skills and good team worker
  • Experience in drawings checking and release
  • Satisfactory System Engineering/ARP4754A knowledge (TRL, Engineering gates PDR, CDR, TRR, etc)
  • Assist in generating documentation following the EASA DOA requirements
  • Experience in PLM SW
  • Test laboratory experience
  • Development and Maintenance Test Environments
  • Perform troubleshooting regarding system integration and instrumentation issues (Lab Problem Report)
  • Knowledge of engineering requirements
  • Eager to learn every day
  • 100% familiar with organizational theories as well as with individual psychology and entrepreneurial decisions
  • Open-minded

One of these skill blocks is required to apply for the position:  

Data Acquisition desired skills:

  • Develop and verify data acquisition infrastructure to perform integrated vehicle simulation, integrating real-time vehicle dynamics model simulation with other third-party system laboratories
  • Perform signal integrity verification for each monitored and emulated signals
  • Strong knowledge of SW/ HW, scripting, programming, Labview, automated tests
  • Knowledge of C+, Phyton, Labview

Electrical desired skills:

  • Check, review and approve all Laboratory and Suppliers electrical 2D/3D drawings related to tests
  • Develop and verify Electrical infrastructure to perform segregated/integrated vehicle lab
  • Knowledge of High and Low Voltage DC Demand calculation
  • Knowledge of 2D CAD Electrical SW

Mechanical desired skills:

  • Check, review and approve all Laboratory and Suppliers Mechanical 2D/3D drawings related to tests
  • Develop and design test infrastructure including instrumentation, non-aircraft components, and facilities (Structure, rooms, HVAC, test components installation, etc.)
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD Mechanical SW
  • Knowledge of FEA and fatigue calculation

Additional Information

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners 
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch 
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

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