Head of Production at Advanced Navigation

Production, Full-Time, Sydney, AU sydney product full-time
Posted 21 days ago

Advanced Navigation is the global leader in navigation systems for air, land and sea. Our products are developed and manufactured in Australia and our main HQ is located in Sydney with offices around the world. With over 68 of the top 100 largest companies as customers, and a broad range of technologies, we are truly changing the way we navigate globally.

Our ever growing team has world class expertise in the fields of inertial navigation, global navigation satellite systems, sensors, acoustics, AI, and RF technologies. 

Click below to find out a little more about us:

We are searching for a Head of Production to lead our Sydney and Perth Production Teams. Our production teams are accountable for the production and assembly of high-value, innovative and complex electronics equipment. You will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

In this role you will:

  • Manage the Production Team to build Advanced Navigation’s world leading, high-tech electronics products
  • Build and grow a strong team culture aligned with our company values
  • Balance your time between strategic initiatives and hands on support 
  • Drive improvements to Production productivity and scheduling systems
  • Schedule Production Team work to meet deadlines and optimise productivity
  • Manage the selection, training and development of the Production Teams
  • Manage workshop layout, including effective production lines
  • Manage Production Equipment maintenance, calibration, and storage
  • Ensure Production outputs meet Advanced Navigation quality standards
  • Manage and maintain Production data for resource planning
  • Partner with the Production Engineering Team for technical inputs to Production
  • Engage Senior Leadership to ensure inputs to Production are available
  • Report Production KPIs as required by the CEO and Management Team
  • You should have/be:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline
  • 3+ years reporting to senior management
  • 3+ years managing a small team
  • Familiarity with IPC-A-610 and ISO 9001:2015
  • Familiarity with an ERP tool, such as Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce or SAP.
  • Exposure to WHS practices
  • The ability to manage a high volume of information and multiple project schedules
  • Be highly motivated with an energetic, responsive and decisive disposition.
  • Proven high standard of attention to detail, time management and “follow-through”
  • Attributes for success:

  • High levels of tenacity & resilience, with a results orientated mentality
  • Ability to think creatively & present new proposals to add value
  • Embrace an agile approach to work practices
  • Ability to Influence outcomes
  • Pragmatic & commercially driven
  • Ability to work independently & collaboratively to deliver results in a demanding, deadline-driven situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the Company
  • Self-motivated, open minded, persuasive & passionate influencer
  • Embrace & help drive our strategic objectives
  • Know the way, show the way, go the way
  • Ability to think outside the box when problem solving.  
  • 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.

    Apart from the above you will be doing your life's best work in a large, fun office in central Sydney close to all public transportation and have access to barista made coffee, at our cafe below, to keep you going throughout the day.