Chapter Lead Manufacturing Engineering (m/f/d)
Research & Development / Essen (head office) / full-time

Welcome to ista

At ista, we support property owners and managers in making their buildings fit for the future and kind to the planet. That includes tracking and billing energy consumption in a way that’s easy to grasp, to help save energy and cut CO₂ emissions. With over 6,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we’re committed to making it happen. Join us and help shape tomorrow, secure in the knowledge that you’re part of a successful company that also offers you the flexibility of agile working practices.
Everyone is welcome at ista, regardless of age, gender, background, sexual orientation, religion or disabilities. We’re proud to be part of a diverse team. Fostering a culture of team spirit and togetherness, we are always there for one another. We set great store by ensuring a healthy work-life balance for our people. Plus, we offer each and every employee the opportunity to pursue further training and personal development.

Here’s what you can look forward to

As Chapter Lead, you will be the disciplinary leader of the chapter, focusing on coaching and the development of your team members and the recruitment of new chapter members.
You define standards, guidelines and best practices for the chapter and are responsible for the design and development of the chapter identity.
Define and maintain manufacturing process standards and technology including automatization and (automated) testing in accordance with ista’s strategic and technology roadmap.
Define the target competence profiles of your chapter members in accordance with ista’s strategic and technology roadmap and continuously improve the skillset of your team towards this profile.
In coordination with the Tribe Lead, you will staff the squads and work closely with Product Owners and Tribe Leads to identify the best way of achieving the business goals.
You exemplify an innovative mindset and act as a technical coach for chapter members.
You actively contribute your expertise in manufacturing engineering for electronic devices and quality assurance and work in one of the squads up to 50% of your working time.
You define standards, processes and reportings for the management of (EMS) partners.

What we require of you

Your experience in leading teams is characterized by a coach-oriented leadership style.
With your strong communication skills, you manage to win others over and inspire them – across all hierarchical levels.
You can rely on excellent knowledge of manufacturing engineering for electro-mechanical devices, manufacturing processes and machinery / tools developed during a minimum of 5 years of professional industry experience.
You have good understanding of simultaneous device development processes, verification and validation of new design and testing of high-volume production embedded hardware.
You can provide guidance for implementation of manufacturing and manufacturing test processes, manufacturing automation and for life cycle management of embedded devices.
You are aware of electronics manufacturing technology, related test and measurement technology and technology trends in these fields.
You have strong analytical skills, a high willingness to learn and change and, ideally, first experience of agile working culture in an engineering environment.
Your pragmatic and risk-aware working style reflects the important technical responsibility of your chapter.
Very good German and English skills

What we offer you

Experience strong commitment: Join an agile transformation actively promoted by our CEO

Do the right thing with purpose: Our services save CO₂ and protect the environment – we work for a sustainable world of tomorrow!

Enjoy many benefits: Look forward to an attractive salary, 30 days of vacation per year, flexible working hours in a modern office building, as well as the opportunity to work remotely

Stay curious and develop yourself further: Standing still is not an option for us, which is why we support you in every aspect of your development – take advantage of our innovative training program, for example with courses from the online universities Udacity and Coursera. Lots of learning opportunities are waiting for you!

Secure a bright future for yourself: With us, a solid international medium-sized company meets a start-up atmosphere – our path offers you long-term and excellent career options

Experience a working environment full of trust: We all share the same goals and pull together

Have fun in a motivated team: We organize cross-team events, an international soccer cup and „Ice cream for everyone“-days in the summer – we always come up with something new, be curious!

We look forward to receiving your application exclusively via our online portal. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Apply online today!
ista SE
Nathalie Ziller
Luxemburger Straße 1
45131 Essen
Tel. +49 (0) 0151 1291 6799