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Manufacturing Project Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

At Anduril Industries, we are looking for a Manufacturing Project Manager with a strong focus on New Product Development (NPD) to join our innovative team. This role involves leading the manufacturing aspect of product development projects from concept through to production, ensuring that new products are manufacturable, meet quality standards, and are launched on time and within budget. As a Manufacturing Project Manager, you'll oversee critical projects within our manufacturing operations. The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing projects according to strict deadlines. This includes acquiring resources, coordinating the efforts of team members, and leading cross-functional efforts.


  • Lead cross-functional teams in the manufacturing development and industrialization of new products. Expected to work closely with teams including, but not limited to: design engineering, supply chain, manufacturing operations, business strategy/programs, etc.
  • Collaborate closely with R&D, design, and production teams to ensure manufacturability and alignment with company standards.
  • Manage the product manufacturing timeline for multiple products, ensuring milestones are met and projects stay on track.
  • Oversee the creation and validation of manufacturing processes, tooling, and equipment for new products.
  • Implement risk management strategies for projects, identifying potential issues and developing contingency plans.
  • Ensure all NPD manufacturing activities comply with industry regulations, safety standards, and environmental policies.
  • Monitor and report on project progress, budget, and KPIs to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of manufacturing engineering projects.
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Manage project budget, resource allocation, and scheduling.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration across cross-functional teams and departments.
  • Provide regular project updates to stakeholders and executive team.
  • Optimize and improve project management processes within the manufacturing engineering department.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, or a related technical field; advanced degree preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in project management within a manufacturing environment, including direct experience with new product development.
  • 2+ years of project management with experience managing multiple projects in parallel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong presentation skills.
  • Aptitude for working with internal and external stakeholders, across a wide range of technical areas.
  • Comfort working with data and complex analyses.
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. top secret security clearance


  • 5+ years of project management with experience delivering multiple projects/year in parallel.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes, design for manufacturability, and Lean principles.
  • MBA or MS in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace etc.)
  • Experience using project management tools (MS Project, Jira etc.)
  • Defense, national security, or aerospace domain familiarity through industry or education.
  • Experience with or interest in working with visual design tools to communicate ideas.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance helpful but not required.
US Salary Range
$100,000$186,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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