Career special "F-35"

Are you ready for a new challenge? Take off now!


Are you passionate about aviation? Then don't let this career opportunity fly away!

Rheinmetall Aviation Services GmbH (RAS) is ready to enter a new market, and is taking on new tasks in the aviation sector at the Weeze production site in Germany! 

We are starting with the production of fuselage centre fuselage parts for one of the most modern and powerful fighter aircraft in the world, the F-35.

Together with our partners Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, Rheinmetall will be part of a large and extensive armament programme in an international environment with 20 worldwide user states, including the USA, Israel, Finland, Germany, Singapore, Japan and Australia.

Get on board and take off with us!


"After five years of intensive sales work, we are very excited to be working on the F-35 fighter, entering a new market and working with our partners Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman for the long term."


Rheinmetall Aviation Services GmbH


"Finding solutions to new situations and challenges can only be achieved as a team. I look forward to colleagues who are keen to take on new tasks and who are prepared to leave their comfort zone sometimes to work towards our goal together.”


Head of Finance and Administration Rheinmetall Aviation Services GmbH


„There are many challenges ahead in the coming months, but we will master them as a team and with the support of the entire Rheinmetall Group.“


Head of Program Management Aviation Services Rheinmetall Aviation Services GmbH

Career chances for Process Engineers (M/F/D)

Process engineers (m/f/d) needed!

This is your chance to help design and build a new production facility in Weeze (Niederrhein). Get started with us as a Process Engineer (m/f/d).


"In my work on the F-35 project, I particularly appreciate the high technical standards and the green field approach. We develop processes to ensure efficient work in infrastructure, quality and logistics."


COO – Chief Operating Officer Rheinmetall Aviation Services GmbH

What position do you have and what does your work in the F-35 project involve?

I am Chief Operating Officer and responsible for the entire operational area. This includes the construction of the production facility in Weeze with all the necessary basic technical equipment and the development of the 400-strong team. In addition, the role also includes setting up the knowledge transfer in order to efficiently transfer the expertise in centre fuselage production from the USA to Germany. 

What does a typical workday look like for you?
What makes the F-35 project so unique for you?
What qualities should someone have in order to fit well into the team (as a process engineer)?
How would you describe Rheinmetall as an employer?

Verena Bellinghoven has been working as a process engineer at Rheinmetall Aviation Services since January 2024. She is responsible for analysing, developing and optimising the manufacturing processes for the new production facility in Weeze. We asked her about her day-to-day work.


"I really appreciate being part of something new, being able and allowed to help shape it. Building a new plant is always something special. But in terms of the production of centre fuselage parts for the F-35, it's also unique."


Process Engineer

What excites you about the F-35 project?

After the first few weeks, I feel very comfortable at Rheinmetall. I have the feeling that a positive working environment is very important here.

I really appreciate being part of something new, being able and allowed to help shape it. Building a new plant is always something special. But in terms of the production of centre fuselage parts for the F-35, it's also unique.

I also really enjoy the intercultural exchange with our US partners. At the moment, my main task is to absorb the knowledge and working methods that have been successfully practised in the plants in the USA for years in the best possible way and to prepare them for our production facility in Weeze.

Travelling abroad to the United States is also part of this as we can exchange ideas directly on site at the stations, ask questions and get personally involved. A successful transfer is only possible through impressions from the shop floor.

Experiencing different ways of working and approaches as well as a different culture also enriches me personally.

How will your working day change as soon as production starts?
In your opinion, what are the important aspects for interested candidates who would also like to join the team as process engineers (m/f/d)?

In the coming years, we will need up to 400 colleagues with a wide range of knowledge and experience for our team.

We are looking for different levels of experience: newcomers after training or university are just as welcome as colleagues with specific professional expertise. What is most important to us is that the future colleagues fit into our team, share our spirit and motivation, and bring a lot of passion for aviation topics and the challenges that go with them.


Join our team in the following areas:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Automation & Digitization
  • Quality Management


We look forward to receiving your application!

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