VP of Manufacturing

March 20, 2021
Palo Alto, CA
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What you’ll do: 

  • Lead all aspects of manufacturing for a certified electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft
  • Work with the Engineering, Supply Chain and Quality teams to ensure the aircraft design and supply chain is well positioned to support volume manufacturing
  • Develop a greenfield aircraft manufacturing facility that will produce hundreds of aircraft per year
  • Work with the FAA and Certification team to achieve the initial Production Certificate for the aircraft
  • Hire a team of manufacturing and production personnel to produce the aircraft as well as several key components and systems
  • Support MES and ERP system implementation
  • Implement skills training and evaluation programs/processes for all levels of the manufacturing and production organization.

What you need: 

  • 10+ years of leadership experience in aerospace manufacturing and operations 
  • BS in engineering or a related field, MS preferred
  • Demonstrated success in leading manufacturing for a new aerospace product from prototype to volume production
  • Experience in establishing new production sites from greenfield to full operation
  • Experience growing a manufacturing and production team
  • Demonstrated success in continuous improvement and cost reduction
  • Experience manufacturing under a FAA Production Certificate
  • Experience with production and operations under AS9100
  • Experience with MES and ERP systems

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with composite manufacturing for aerospace applications
  • Experience with aerospace manufacturing of electromagnetic systems and batteries 
  • Experience implementing new processes and tools
  • Lean Six Sigma certification
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