Director of Production
Posted on 3/31/2023
Helion Energy

51-200 employees

Fusion power company
Company Overview
Helion's mission is to build the clean energy future. They aim to building the world’s first fusion generators. They want to solve one of the world’s most pressing challenges to enable a future with unlimited clean energy.
Everett, WA, USA
Experience Level
  • Experience managing technical organizations
  • Hands-on engineering or production experience in rapid hardware prototyping and iteration, or rate-based, high-volume manufacturing
  • Experience leading technical employees with diverse experience levels and backgrounds
  • Expertise in cradle-to-grave ownership of complex engineering or production scopes
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Directly manage the leaders of Helion's Machining and Production teams
  • Work with Helion's executive leaders to establish goals for the Production team that align with our strategy, and take full ownership of accomplishing these goals
  • Mentor production managers and supervisors on headcount planning, work center design, technician hiring and training, milestones and rate-based goal setting, and performance management
  • Build strategic machine shop capabilities (mills, lathes, water jets, dimensional inspection)to promote rapid prototyping, near-term milestone execution, and long-term capability expansion
  • Establish partnerships and processes with Engineering and Operations teams to improve the Production team's success (part tracking, work instructions, scheduling, etc)
  • Provide design-for-manufacturability feedback, both on existing hardware to accelerate near-term milestones, and on long-term technology changes to set us up for success
  • Improve Helion's plan for generator mass-production, including incorporating changes based on new generator data, refining factory models, and communicating updates to the executive team