Director of Manufacturing

Resonant Link

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: No Ed Requirements

Experience: 5 - 10 Years

Resonant Link envisions a world with untethered batteries to electrify the future of work, logistics, transportation, and patient care, enabling a healthier, more sustainable future. Our innovative, world-class team focuses on transforming wireless charging to:

  1. Power fleets while they work: integrating our fast, wireless chargers into the stops that already exist during fleet operation (think pick stations for robots or loading docks for forklifts).
  2. Eliminate drivelines and battery replacement surgeries, for patients, forever: integrating our fast, efficient, and tiny wireless chargers into active, implantable medical devices like neurostimulators, pumps, and pacemakers.

As the Director of Manufacturing at Resonant Link, you will play the essential role of managing the commercialization and production of our wireless chargers. You will be responsible for moving our alpha and prototype chargers through design for manufacturing (DFM), manufacturer and testing partner selection, process development, documentation, certifications for commercialization around the world, and training for prototype and full-scale manufacturing facilities.

You will own and operate the reporting process to ensure Resonant Link is in compliance with applicable federal and international requirements and receive the necessary certifications for deployments around the world. This role will require tight attention to detail and successful cross-department collaboration to deliver high-volume, production-ready, best-in-class wireless chargers to our customers.

We’re committed to building a healthy, collaborative culture – and to help us deliver on our mission, we’re looking for empathetic problem solvers and team leaders, with a passion for solving challenges at the boundary between scientific innovation and productization. If you get energized by working at the intersection of people, process, and technology, we’re excited for you to bring your technical expertise, creativity, and leadership to the team!

On an average day, you’ll…

  • Own the design, build, implementation, assembly, and test of our wireless chargers and supporting processes, including low-volume in-house builds and spinning up our complete outsourced manufacturing and production processes.
    1. Partner with our Verification & Validation Lead on low-volume test processes to transition these processes to the selected outsourced manufacturer and assembler.
    2. Evaluate, select, and launch our outsourced manufacturing partners.
  • Own supply chain, bill-of-materials, and vendor management to guarantee our wireless chargers are built on-time, on-specification, and on-budget.
  • Continuously improve existing workflows, processes, and designs as volume scales.
  • Serve as the main interface for the development team to understand manufacturing & compliance needs for upcoming products, including translating certifications and compliance needs into Product Requirements that engineering can design to.
  • Own and operate the reporting standards, guidelines, outsourced and internal testing processes, and certification processes related to regulatory compliance to guarantee this groundbreaking wireless charger is commercialized in key geographies.

The team you’ll be joining:

Our core values include: Bound Only by Physics, Deliver on Every Promise and Together is Better. We are committed to building a welcome and inclusive environment, and we place a strong emphasis on operating with integrity, empathy, and a growth mindset. We are critically reliant on our team members’ ownership, creativity, rigor, and collaboration to deliver on the promises of wireless charging to transform mission-critical power.

Requirements

  • Experience launching high-reliability and/or high-volume hardware products from concept to production (preferably electrical and/or power electronics-related), likely as a part of the Manufacturing, Standards, Product, or Engineering organizations.
  • Understanding of contract manufacturing processes, contracts, and partnerships for electronics assemblies, preferably in power electronics.
  • Experience in owning and operating the reporting standards, guidelines, outsourced and internal testing processes, and certification processes related to regulatory compliance.
  • Experience spinning up low-volume manufacturing teams, with the values alignment, management skills, and desire to scale manufacturing team to include experts on supply chain, compliance, and contract manufacturer management.
  • Loves translating standards and certifications into product requirements that our Product team understands, our customers agree with, and that our Engineering team can build to.
  • Comfortable working with partners that range from internal product development engineering teams to governmental organizations to testing labs to contract manufacturers.
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturing for electronics assemblies, preferably in power electronics.
  • Must have up-to-date vaccinations for COVID-19 and may be asked to use a mask while on-site
  • You are willing to work on-site at our Burlington, VT headquarters for 40% of the time in your first year and are willing to travel 20% time moving forward. Burlington or Boston-based candidates preferred.


Who We’re Looking for:

  • You operate with empathy, integrity, and a growth mindset, viewing mistakes and challenges as learning opportunities and building upon your successes. You challenge yourself to continuously grow and improve.
  • You’re adept at working in a distributed, dynamic environment, and feel comfortable navigating change and ambiguity.
  • You’re a collaborative, respectful, and honest team member – you understand the impact of your work/your team’s work on other projects and people, and you know together is always better!
  • You’re a creative problem solver, taking initiative to own and solve problems with a mindset of continuous improvement – ensuring bigger picture issues are addressed, not just the problem at hand.
  • Your attention to detail is unparalleled and you will work to systematically de-risk our product through identification, tracking, and resolving every underperforming aspect of our wireless system.
  • You’re able to think several steps ahead to mitigate downstream risks, and are not afraid of asking questions to proactively identify issues or broaden your understanding.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills plus strength in technical documentation.

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