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UAV Production Team Lead



Hengelo, Netherlands
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
At Destinus, we're pioneering the future of autonomous flight systems, blending cutting-edge innovations in airframes, turbojet engines, flight software, and AI to redefine aerospace as we know it. Our mission spans from subsonic to hypersonic speeds, with applications across civilian and defence sectors. As we expand across Europe, our quest for excellence continues.

This position requires a skilled and motivated UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) Production Team Lead to join our dynamic team. As a crucial member of our UAV manufacturing team, you will be responsible for managing a team of production technicians, ensuring adherence to quality standards, and optimizing production efficiency by supervising the daily activity of a production area.

Your leadership, expertise and innovative ideas will contribute to the creation of high-performing manufacturing teams that meet production targets, maintain workflow consistency, and drive continuous improvement initiatives.


Team Leadership

  • Lead, mentor, and supervise a team of production technicians, providing guidance, training, and support.
  • Coordinate team schedules, assignments, and workload distribution to meet production targets.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork and accountability within the team.

Production Management

  • Oversee the assembly, integration, and testing of UAVs and related components according to engineering specifications and production schedules.
  • Monitor production processes to ensure adherence to quality standards, safety protocols, and regulatory requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements, efficiency enhancements, and cost savings in production operations.
  • Maintains a safe, clean and organized work environment.

Resource Management

  • Manage inventory levels of raw materials, components, and finished products to support production requirements.
  • Coordinate with procurement and logistics teams to ensure timely availability of materials and components for production.
  • Optimize resource utilization, including equipment, tools, and personnel, to maximize productivity and minimize downtime.

Quality Assurance

  • Maintain accurate production records, including work orders, production reports, and inventory logs.
  • Generate production performance metrics, analyse data trends and prepare reports for management review.
  • Provide regular updates on production progress, challenges, and achievements to relevant stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering or similar.
  • Proven experience (2-5 years) in manufacturing operations, preferably in the aerospace or unmanned systems industry and/or aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul with an understanding of quality control and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.
  • Strong understanding of production processes, quality management systems, and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Knowledge of health & safety standards, environment regulations, regulatory compliance, and ethical considerations associated with aerial military vehicles. English will be your working language. Dutch will be highly valued

If you wish to apply for this job, please upload your CV and a short motivation letter in English. If you have any questions about the job, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Destinus is an equal-opportunity employer: we value diversity in our companies and our teams. We do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status