Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

As a Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, you will be responsible for leading and managing a manufacturing engineering team over a subset of Anduril’s products to drive process improvements, ensure the highest quality of production, and support the development and implementation of new products. You will play a crucial role in optimizing manufacturing processes, reducing costs, and increasing efficiencies on existing technologies while also developing new products and scaling to full scale production.

  • Lead the manufacturing engineering team, setting goals, providing direction, and evaluating performance over a certain product or set of products, from initial prototyping through large full-scale production.
  • Develop and execute strategic plans to enhance production capabilities, incorporating new technologies and methodologies.
  • Own documentation required for successfully manufacturing product group hardware at scale, such as work instructions, inspection plans & requirements, etc.
  • Collaborate with product development teams to ensure manufacturability of new designs and smooth transition from prototype to production.
  • Assist in the selection, installation, and commissioning of new manufacturing equipment, ensuring optimal integration into production lines.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives that result in cost reduction, quality enhancement, and throughput maximization.
  • Manage budgets and forecast future manufacturing needs, including personnel, equipment, and materials.
  • Establish and maintain robust training and documentation programs to enhance team skills and promote cross-functional knowledge sharing.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, teamwork, and accountability within the manufacturing engineering department.
  • Serve as the technical expert and point of contact for manufacturing engineering issues, providing guidance and support to resolve complex problems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure successful product launches, from initial design through to full-scale production.
  • Liaise with vendors and suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of equipment and materials and maintain quality standards.
  • Analyze production metrics and performance data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety, quality, and regulatory requirements within the manufacturing process.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, with at least 3 years in a managerial or supervisory role.
  • Proven track record of leading teams, developing new products and processes, and cradle to grave ownership.
  • Experience driving process improvements in a manufacturing setting.
  • An attitude of world-class mission assurance, quality, attention to detail, and dedication.
  • A genuine interest in manufacturing and thirst for learning.
  • Excellent project management skills and experience leading cross-functional projects.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Personal experience physically manufacturing hardware via any means (machining, fabrication, soldering, assembly, etc.). Work on personal or extracurricular projects is a plus.
  • U.S. person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data.
  • Masters degree in engineering, business, or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies.
  • Proficient in CAD software and familiar with modern manufacturing technologies and automation.
  • Software scripting experience in any language.
  • Active security clearance or ability to obtain a security clearance.
US Salary Range
$142,000$198,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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