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Senior Director of Manufacturing
Posted on 7/20/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
  • Building and growing production teams for scale
  • Insource/Outsource strategy
  • Leadership and project management -- Ability to multitask several projects and manage technicians and junior engineers
  • Manufacturing engineering, process engineering, product design, and extensive NPI
  • Clearly able to communicate and advocate
  • Complete end to end manufacturing documentation, process development and analysis with deep understanding
  • Providing DFM/DFX guidelines to the cross-functional teams and ensure manufacturability across the supply chain, partners and CMs
  • Quality management
  • Professional experiences in “owned” factory operations
  • Design / selection of production processes/equipment/consumables/etc
  • Experience in predictive software design packages and 6-Sigma certifications
  • Superior Project/Timeline (Consumer Electronics Integrated Project Management) adherence experiences
  • Manufacturing throughput and capacity analysis
  • Knowledge of PPAP, Process Capability, GR&R, PMP, basic GD&T, basic cost estimation/management, and process control plans
  • Compliance to Labor practices and understanding of CoGS
  • Build, mentor, manage a high performing team
  • Design and implement an org structure to align with Planet's growth trajectory
  • Own global factory and R&D facility location strategy optimizing variables to meet long term business objectives
  • Provide hands on support to the manufacturing and test processes, resolving day to day production issues
  • Manage the scope, schedule and budget for new continuous improvement projects. Drive projects through implementation in manufacturing
  • Lead the Development and implementation of manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment
  • Ensure product and process quality by designing test processes and methods; establishing standards for measuring finished product and process capabilities; drive continuous improvement in manufacturing processes and procedures
  • Design, build and manage the smooth operation of production lines capable of building Planet's highly versatile line of technology. This includes everything from assembly and build process to factory layout, vendor qualification, and quality management
  • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintain product and process tracking database across build cycles
  • Complete design and development projects by training and guiding technicians and managing day to day operations (includes quality engineers, MFG engineers and technicians)
  • Design experiments to characterize hardware through testing - provide inputs and recommendations to greater team
  • Enable change management to continuously improve efficiencies and performances via repeatable processes, people growth, and elimination of work duplication
  • Supervision and responsibility over direct labor (Production staffing)
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Company Overview
Planet is an aerospace and data analytics company that builds small satellites and delivers information about the changing planet.