Production Control Coordinator

Saildrone Inc
Alameda, CA
Added: April 4, 2024
About Us

At Saildrone, we sustainably explore, map, and monitor the oceans to understand, protect, and preserve our world. We provide real-time access to critical data from any ocean on earth, 24/7/365, and use proprietary software applications to transform that data into actionable insights and intelligence. Our fleet of uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs), powered by renewable wind and solar power, have a minimal carbon footprint and operate without the need for a crewed support vessel. Saildrone works with governments, civil agencies, foundations, universities, and private companies around the globe to drive better information about our oceans and seas—from sailing into the eye of a category 4 hurricane to obtain new data about how storms intensify, collecting new CO2 data in hard-to-reach areas, and counting fish biomass to inform sustainable fishery management, to mapping the ocean floor and reducing illegal fishing and drug trafficking. As a result of our work, Saildrone has been included on Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, earned an Ocean Awards’ Innovation Award, won Best Tech For Good from the Timmy Awards, and was recognized by Andreessen Horowitz’s American Dynamism 50 list of the Top 50 Companies Kickstarting American Renewal. Our first-annual Atlantic hurricane mission with NOAA was included as one of The New York Times’ 21 Things That Happened for the First Time in 2021 and Popular Science's 100 Greatest Innovations of 2021.

We are based in Alameda, CA, with offices in Washington DC and St. Petersburg, FL, and operate our missions worldwide. Saildrone is backed by top-tier investors in the frontier tech and sustainability sectors, including Social Capital, Capricorn, Lux Capital, BOND Capital, and Emerson Collective.

This is an exciting opportunity with a fast-growing team at the cutting-edge intersection of big data services and autonomous hardware. You will be an integral part of a high-performing multi-disciplinary delivering high impact for humanity and future generations.

The Role

We are hiring a Production Control Coordinator, who will report to our Production Manager and be responsible for daily work scheduling in the cells including ensuring material is on hand & ready to build, and that work is represented correctly in our production systems and schedules. They will coordinate activities in a narrow window before actual build to ensure the build goes smoothly in terms of materials and matching demand.

This Position will be Responsible for:

  • Working with Production Manager and existing Production Control Coordinator on creating and understanding short term production assembly demand
  • Understanding which assemblies are clear to build based on inventory and capacity
  • Ensuring the production cell has all materials on hand to build by collaborating with our inventory department
  • Entering, releasing and closing work orders; for traditional builds and special projects
  • Ensure inventory accuracy in production cells through regular audits of open work orders and repair materials
  • Highlighting supply chain shortages and working with supply chain team to disposition shortages
  • Work with manufacturing engineering to ensure BOMs match what is expected of production assemblies
  • Coordinate with our assembly team on availability of production assemblies and field service needs
  • Help maintain production long term schedule and reporting needs within the company
  • Work with the Production Manager to advocate for production needs from other departments
  • Coordinate timing and part availability for first article and engineering handoffs

Required Skills And Experience

  • Degree in business or quantitative area, and 2+ years production experience, or 5+ years in a production environment, or equivalent experience
  • Understanding and experience of factory material flows
  • Basic understanding of machining tasks (welding, bending, taps)
  • Experience with production inventory systems like Netsuite, and functions including: Bills of Materials, Work Orders, ECO implementation
  • Experience with work control systems like Jira, SmartSheets, Teamcenter
  • Strong communication and team skills, especially in a production team environment
  • Strong problem solving skills: e.g. What is causing us to be blocked during assembly? What can be done to solve those problems?
  • Strong attention to detail, specifications, and improving processes

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed on a computer and requires ability to operate a keyboard and other peripheral devices.

Location : This position is onsite daily in Alameda, CA with a required schedule of M-F 8am-4:30pm. Our waterfront office offers beautiful views of San Francisco Bay in always sunny Alameda. Even our walls have good karma, our offices mix software development with a hardware production line in the former airplane hangar used to film 'The Matrix'.

Benefits :

  • Medical, dental and vision plans for you and your dependents.
  • Short and relaxing ferry ride from the Ferry Building for SF residents
  • Enhanced Parental Leave Programs
  • Competitive benefits including excellent medical, life insurance, 401k plan

A reasonable estimate of the current range is $70,000-$87,000 annually.

Catch up on the latest news about us:

The Tiny Craft Mapping Superstorms at Sea – The New York Times

Alameda's Saildrones collect hurricane data - KTVU Fox 2

Record Setting: Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 Entered into Guinness Book

Saildrone Takes the Wraps Off its Voyager Autonomous Research Vehicle – TechCrunch

An Underwater Mountain was Newly Discovered off California Coast – San Francisco Chronicle

The Quest for CO2: You Can’t Capture What You Can’t Find – Inside Unmanned Systems

Hacking the Anthropocene with Survivalist Robots [VIDEO] – Freethink

Here’s What Hurricane Fiona’s Surf Looked Like, from Atop a 50-foot Wave – The Washington Post

An Unprecedented View Inside a Hurricane – EOS

They Sailed Into a Hurricane, Now These Unmanned Saildrones are Seeking Data on Our Carbon Uptake – CNN

Saildrone Featured Videos Playlist

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

At Saildrone, we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that welcomes people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team leads to innovation and better problem-solving. We encourage applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, disabilities, and backgrounds.

Individual compensation packages are based on geographic location, scope of the role, relevant experience, and the ability to deal with complexity and problem solve within our organization, among other factors.

All employees are required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. within their first 3 days of work. Please note that the Company does not sponsor employees for work visas or permanent resident cards to work in the U.S. If you need sponsorship for a work visa or green card, you will not be qualified for employment with Saildrone.

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