Destinus is seeking a highly skilled and motivated UAV Manufacturing Engineer to join their dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and optimising manufacturing processes for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. This role requires expertise in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing principles to ensure the efficient production of high-quality UAVs.

Destinus is a leading innovator in aerospace technology, dedicated to advancing the future of flight systems. They are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to lead their new production team in Hengelo, focusing on the manufacturing of their novel turbojet flight vehicle.


  • Participate in design reviews and analyses product design for the best method of manufacture.
  • Ensure that Production has accurate and detailed information on specifications to produce the part.
  • Establish the course of action to accomplish deployment and completion of projects.
  • Design and develop layouts manufacturing processes or UAV components, assemblies, and systems ensuring productivity, quality of the products and operational safety.
  • Optimize production workflows to improve efficiency, throughput, and yield.
  • Responsible for the design and test of tooling, gauges and equipment and supports the purchase and installation of new equipment.
  • Provide technical support to production personnel and troubleshoot manufacturing issues as needed.
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing documentation, including work instructions, procedures, and specifications.
  • Coordinate manufacturing engineering activities with other production sites and company departments.
  • Coordinate introduction of product modifications with design engineers.
  • Ensures lessons learned are analyzed and documented.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry certifications related to UAV manufacturing.


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience (4-8 years) in UAV engineering and/or manufacturing or its components, with strong understanding of quality control, maintenance and ERP systems.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of health & safety standards, environment regulations, regulatory compliance, and ethical considerations associated with aerial military vehicles.
  • English will be your working language. Other languages will be highly valuated.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and complex manufacturing environment.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to comprehensively divulge technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Cross functional working ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external teams.
  • Domestic and International travels are required.
  • Security clearance may be required depending on the nature of the projects.

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