Matternet is looking for a Production Manager to be responsible for the safety, quality, and effectiveness of the production of our UAV and ground station. We are starting the transition from small volume prototype assembly to series manufacturing using best-in-class Aerospace practices complying with FAA norms. This opportunity is full of unprecedented challenges and will lay the foundation for scaling small UAV in urban air delivery across the world.
As Production Manager, you will directly supervise a small manufacturing team and also exercise control over outside manufacturing partners. The role will also be responsible for making critical business decisions related to staffing, selection of manufacturing partners, inventory control and planning for finished goods levels. This is a critical position as it directly affects the quality and safety of the product that we send out to our partner and customer sites.
Manage the manufacturing of products to meet deadlines and production goals
Own quality systems and test plans
Direct and manage the Electro-Mechanical Technician team for manufacturing, assembly, and production quality testing
Own demand and resource planning across the company with external suppliers by interfacing with business and operations leads
Be responsible for manufacturing inputs to the ERP system’s supply chain management and project planning modules
Own the production & QC layout, tools and machinery plan, and future roadmap
Provide manufacturing personnel with training and technical guidance
Work with regulators and the quality/reliability team to ensure that manufacturing conforms to aerospace norms
Organize process data using tools such as 8D, 5S, Kaizen, Lean, Six-Sigma (DMAIC), VSM, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) to reduce process variation and process improvement evaluation
Be responsible for safety and OSHA standards compliance in the manufacturing area
4 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment
Expertise of setup management of critical component and serialization
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university required in a related field (Mechanical, Aerospace or Industrial Engineering preferred)
Certification and/or experience in the following; 8D, 5S, Kaizen, Lean, Six-Sigma (DMAIC), VSM, and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
Knowledge of manufacturing methods, Operation management, and process improvement
Experience managing projects/action plans
Creative problem-solving skills
Aerospace experience preferred
Experience in highly regulated manufacturing with FDA/FAA oversight, ideally under an FAA Production Certificate
Familiarity with quality systems certification AS9100/ISO9001
Experience working with ERP software for planning and production control.