Production Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Mississippi, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 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.

The Anduril Rocket Motor Systems (ARMS) team is on a mission to build next generation solid rocket motors for a safer, more connected world. To achieve our vision of becoming a large-volume provider of tactical rocket motors, we will develop differentiated products and services that maximize our customers’ capabilities, and we will establish and maintain a reputation of Quality and Reliability.

The Production Manager will be responsible for overseeing the various manufacturing processes associated with making solid rocket motors and ensuring they are produced safely, efficiently, on time, and to all applicable standards. This role requires constant cross-functional communication with team members of varying skill sets as manufacturing outcomes are strongly dependent on site-wide resources.


  • Lead, motivate, and manage a team of production supervisors, front-line team members, and support staff. Provide training, facilitate professional development, and conduct performance reviews.
  • Champion an EHS-focused culture by ensuring production processes, equipment, and team members comply with established requirements. Actively work with the EHS team to continuously improve processes and drive accountability to 5S standards.
  • Ensure products meet all quality standards and specifications. Implement and utilize quality control processes, participate in improvement and corrective action activities, and drive reduction in variability.
  • Work closely with production planning to develop and execute production schedules to meet demand requirements.
  • Develop and refine process instructions. Ensure these processes are diligently communicated, trained to, and followed.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve production processes to enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and lower costs.
  • Coordinate with the maintenance team to ensure all production equipment is optimally utilized.
  • Drive urgency and accountability by leveraging tools such as SPC, KPIs, and other performance data analysis. Employ problem solving and data-driven decision-making, and coach the production team to do the same.


  • 5+ years experience in production leadership
  • Excellent leadership, organization, and communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of production management principles and demonstrated success executing them
  • Proficiency in production management software and Microsoft Office
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Business Management, or a related field
  • Exposure to multiple production management platforms including ERPs, MESs, and other data management systems
  • Experience working in safety and quality critical environments such as energetics, aerospace, chemicals, etc.

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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