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Production Manager

Austin, United States
Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to enable the production manager to meet production forecasts, ensure quality, optimize operations, and collaborate with the product team for timely deliveries.
  • You are accountable for developing production plans based on project demands and production capacity. You provide such input to the scheduler of the product team.
  • You are accountable for reducing unnecessary delays and bottlenecks in the manufacturing process.
  • You are tasked with effectively managing resources by optimizing resource allocation, ensuring availability of necessary inputs, and monitoring resource utilization to maximize efficiency.
  • You are in charge of establishing and enforcing quality control measures, implementing the quality management system, and monitoring production processes to meet or exceed quality standards.
  • You are responsible for supporting design teams, creating process plans, tracking budget costs and project schedules, and developing countermeasures for timely completion of project goals.

Your story

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, manufacturing or a related field.
  • Proven experience in steel production, preferably in a managerial role.
  • At least 10 years of experience in production management or expediting role.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and regulations, such as ISO 9001, ASME and AWS related standards for steel structures, pressure vessels, process piping.
  • Strong understanding of Inspection & Test Planning.
  • Experience participating in project risk, lessons learned, schedule, and management of change.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Profound understanding of manufacturing KPIs and developing action plans to drive results.
  • Strong background in collaboration with engineering and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated leader in developing technical and motivated teams.
  • Experience with a broad variety of measurement and inspection techniques.
  • Experience in new product development and launch activities.
  • Experience and thorough knowledge of production systems and processes.
  • Excellent team management skills.
  • Demonstrated strong decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to remain calm while taking charge in critical situations.
  • Business fluent in English.
  • Willingness to travel 70%.

Disclaimer: You are living in Austin, Texas or are willing to relocate there for this position.

What We Offer:

At Climeworks, we foster a positive, purpose-driven, and inclusive culture. We care about the well-being of our Climeworkers and offer:

  • Paid time off, including vacation.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work remotely and adjust working hours.
  • RSUs, making you a shareholder in our company.
  • A competitive 401k plan and comprehensive health insurance, including dental coverage for you and your dependents.
  • A horizontal organization, a supportive team, and a dynamic, innovation-focused environment.

You will join a horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Climeworks, we celebrate diversity and encourage everyone to apply. All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can make a difference.

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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