Director of Production

Company Details

Building the next generation of plasma propulsion.

The desired Director of Production will manage production activities in support of the Company’s propulsion systems.


  • Reports to the CTO
  • Manages production program schedule with CTO, Chief Engineer and Manufacturing Engineer
  • Responsible for developing and managing production workflows and procedures
  • Reviews, accepts, or rejects production procedures in sufficient time ahead of production run commencement
  • Interfaces directly with Chief Engineer & Manufacturing Engineer to ensure product designs and production procedures are ready ahead of production run commencement
  • Interfaces with the Lead Manufacturing Specialist to achieve production throughput on schedule
  • Interfaces directly with Buyer-Planner and Manufacturing Engineer to secure flight hardware inventory and tooling ahead of production run commencement
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends
  • Ensures production safety standards (both internal and OSHA/etc).
  • Perform other duties as required

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with high levels of collaboration with cross-functional teams at every level
  • Familiarity with AS9100, 5S quality assurance processes and procedures
  • Ability to create, read, and explain value stream maps of complex processes.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to adapt to any situation’s needs.
  • General knowledge of supply-chain manufacturing and procurement processes
  • Proactive in offering assistance to direct team members, supervisor, and cross-departmental teams
  • Experience with either building or scaling production / understands what mass production looks like
  • Proficient with G Suite, Microsoft Office Suite or related software (to include CAD)

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master’s in Engineering or Program Management
  • 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing engineering or integration within Aerospace & Defense industry

Tagged as: AS9100, 5S, osha

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