Director of Production in Los Angeles, CA

Relativity Space   •  

Los Angeles, CA 90001

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Not Specified years

Posted 56 days ago

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

Our mission is to change the people's conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As the Director of Production, you will lead the team defining the overall automation and production process for Relativity's launch vehicles. In addition, you will be responsible for developing the production flow, supply chain and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system working closely with the operations, engineering and additive teams. You will manage and oversee the manufacturing and production of launch vehicles using industry leading automation techniques to minimize the touch labor, lead time and cost while maintaining the highest levels of reliability and safety. Through the use of large scale additive manufacturing you will lead the automation of the launch vehicle assembly using lean manufacturing techniques. The success of this team is also highly dependent on your willingness to recruit, build, and mentor a world class automation team.

Candidate Profile

In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead their own projects into completion. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having lead teams to complete difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) and demonstrated leadership experience
  • Knowledge of complex hardware manufacturing, production, and/or supply chain processes
  • Hands on experience with process automation
  • Track record of building and managing a team with successful product delivery
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with both internal and external groups to overcome associated constraints
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience with aerospace production and manufacturing
  • Lean Six Sigma training and certification
  • Experience with additive manufacturing
  • Hands on experience with implementing an ERP system for aerospace hardware

Valid Through: 2019-11-11