Senior Director
Manufacturing Engineering
Updated on 11/30/2023

501-1,000 employees

Flying tools robotics
Company Overview
Skydio's mission is to make the world more productive, creative, and safe with autonomous flight. The company manufactures and distributes drones for various applications.
Food & Agriculture
Robotics & Automation
Industrial & Manufacturing
AI & Machine Learning

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding





San Mateo, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Mateo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Operations & Logistics
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related engineering fields or equivalent experience
  • BS + 10 years of hands on experience in a manufacturing environment with expertise in high volume production in both internal as well as external contract manufacturers
  • SPC, Lean, Six Sigma experience
  • Must be able to analyze and resolve complex process development and ongoing support issues of a broad scope using independent judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees
  • Eagerness to operate in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Possess strong project management, detail orientation, and analytical skills
  • Ability to adapt to change and learn quickly
  • Develop vision and strategy - Build the global manufacturing engineering organization by setting a clear vision and operational execution plan
  • Act as the lead technical expert who aids in the development of manufacturing engineers and the validation of manufacturing processes
  • Lead team of manufacturing, process, component, and test engineers to develop new products and support existing products in manufacturing
  • New product development:
  • Develop & launch new products while maintaining high standards of manufacturing cost, quality and manufacturability
  • Engage engineering and supply chain management teams to identify and qualify external manufacturing suppliers, equipment and materials
  • Utilize PFMEA, DFM and prototype yield, quality and process data to align design with manufacturing strategy
  • Develop Processes, Control Plans, component and assembly CTQs, Inspections, Inline tests and Work Instructions
  • Define and implement workflows, line layout, fixtures, and equipment while providing progressively refined labor, cost, and capacity estimates
  • Develop and improve NPI processes
  • Work cross functionally with the broader teams to identify problems, conduct RCCA and document development activities and milestones
  • Existing products:
  • Analyze existing workflows, equipment placement and space requirements to improve manufacturing efficiency, improve yield and reduce cost
  • Responsible for manufacturing equipment capital expenditure budgets
  • Coordinate with Reliability and Quality teams to analyze failures, define root cause and implement corrective actions
  • Maintain line fixtures, calibration and quality measurement systems
  • Key stakeholder in development and improvements to our PLM and MES systems to have traceability and actively monitor factory quality
  • Define key performance indicators to drive continuous improvements in the process
  • Execute on a people strategy through a mix of hiring outside and developing internal talent. Ensure that the team members are receiving development opportunities and coaching required to realize their full potential
  • Hire, develop and lead an inclusive, diverse, engaged, and high performing team