Full-Time

Director of Manufacturing

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Pyka

Pyka

51-200 employees

Autonomous electric aircraft for cargo, crop protection

Food & Agriculture
Hardware

Senior

Oakland, CA, USA

Required Skills
Communications
Management
Requirements
  • 10+ years of management experience in manufacturing complex hardware systems
  • Experience successfully taking a complex hardware system from prototype through to low volume production (>100x units/year with a product of similar complexity to our products)
  • Past experience leading a manufacturing team in a fast-paced NPI environment
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing systems and the ability to implement right-sized systems as companies grow
  • Deep understanding of complex supply chain and past experience with international supply chain management and logistics
  • Deep understanding of supplier selection, management, contracting, and industrialization
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to deftly handle conflicting priorities and gain alignment across different departments
Responsibilities
  • Build, manage, and inspire a rapidly growing team of production managers, manufacturing engineers, technicians, and supply chain and manufacturing operations personnel
  • Own success within disciplines such as procurement, inventory, quality, production, compliance, logistics, supplier management, insource vs outsource decisions, and facility development
  • Manage complex priorities, act as the primary interface with key leaders, curate key metrics, interact closely with operations, engineering, and executive leadership, and lead by example in promoting a positive work culture

Pyka Inc. specializes in autonomous electric aircraft for cargo transport and crop protection, featuring proprietary flight control software, avionics, high power density motors, motor controllers, batteries, and custom carbon-fiber composite airframes. Their technologies enable safe, clean, and cost-effective transportation, with a focus on enhancing express delivery networks and making aerial application safer and more precise.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$48.3M

Headquarters

Oakland, California

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

13%

1 year growth

52%

2 year growth

139%

Benefits

Competitive salary & equity

Medical, dental, & vision insurance

FSA with employer matching

401k

Paid holidays

Unlimited PTO

Free catered lunch & snacks