Production Manager at Advanced Navigation

Production, Full-Time, Perth, AU perth product full-time
Posted a month ago

Advanced Navigation is one of the world’s most ambitious innovators in AI robotics and navigation technology across land, air, sea and space. While our main headquarters are in Sydney, we have multiple research facilities in Australia and sales offices around the world. Since 2011, the company has experienced great success and has progressed into several deep, new technologies. Our fields of expertise include underwater sonar, GNSS, radio frequency systems, inertial sensors, robotics, quantum sensors and photonics.
Today, Advanced Navigation is a supplier to some of the world's largest companies, including Airbus, Boeing, Google, Tesla, Apple, and General Motors. We aspire to be the catalyst of the autonomy revolution and our technology can be seen in exciting applications across the globe. 
Hydrus, our revolutionary underwater robot will help restore oceans to a flourishing state. You will find our navigation systems in the autonomous Indy race cars and thousands of Plus AI autonomous trucks. We help farmers adopt autonomous farming equipment and assist in various fields of research. Switching to software, our cloud-based drone management platform helps patrol beaches for emergency rescues and shark tracking. Off-planet, we will deliver a navigation system for the next NASA moon landing. The applications of our technologies are quite limitless - where there is autonomy, you will find Advanced Navigation.

Overview of Position 

The Production Manager will lead our Perth Production Team, who are accountable for the on-time delivery of all of Advanced Navigation’s Subsea products. You will be reporting to the Head of Production in Sydney and will be in charge for moving our Production Facilities into new office as well as setting up Production Equipment and Machinery for producing new products.

Role Responsibilities

  • Manage and schedule the Perth Production Team to deliver quality products on time and within budget and in line with the company's inventory strategy
  • Manage the selection, training and development of the Perth Assembly Technicians, with a culture and performance standard aligned with the standards required of our production team
  • Manage the preventative maintenance, calibration, and storage of production equipment
  • Measure, Monitor and Report Production KPIs weekly
  • Use production data to drive continuous improvement
  • Provide information and reporting to key stakeholders as per requirements for business as usual activities (ie sales ops weekly updates, engineering issues holding up production
  • Partner with Production Engineering team to ensure the workshop layout and production lines are efficient and effective
  • Manage process improvements, changes and new products that are introduced and managed appropriately, to ensure production volume and quality targets are met
  • Engage with Senior leadership and key stakeholders when additional resources and support is required
  • Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronic ideally)
  • 5+ years of experience managing small production teams 
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing complex electronic devices
  • Familiarity with IPC-A-610 and ISO 9001:2015
  • Familiarity with an ERP tool, such as Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce or SAP
  • Familiarity with and/or exposure to robotics and complex manufacturing processes
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills
  • The ability to manage a high volume of information and oversee multiple project schedules
  • Be highly motivated with an energetic, responsive and decisive disposition
  • Strong knowledge of WHS practices
  • Proven high standard of attention to detail, time management and “follow-through”
  • Key Behavioural Qualities

  • Someone who mandates quality and will not accept a low standard of work, but is able to work quickly on prototyping activities when it is clear that progress is more important than perfection
  • A passionate, hungry learner that gets excited about professional growth and being challenged by new opportunities
  • Proactive communicator who facilitates efficient cross-team connection at the earliest opportunity, especially when significant problems surface that require long-term action to correct
  • Have a collaborative and team-oriented mindset for accomplishing goals and a bias-to-action and desire to make things happen.
  • Be confident developing disruptive technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible  
  • Recognises the unique opportunity a career with ADNAV is and strives for the success of the company as well as their own development. They should visibly show enthusiasm
  • We’re looking for a person who is able to plan their own work around a brief, be adaptable and recognise and avoid dead ends. 
  • A key attribute would be to understand the design brief being asked of them and be proactive in gathering the information they need
  • A person, not afraid to ask if they don’t understand something
  • What are some of the benefits you will have access to?

    You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.