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Production Manager



El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Our mission at Skyryse is nothing less than a new era in flight, where fatalities are nearly zero, piloting any aircraft is simple and safe, and the sky is accessible to all. SkyOS, our industry-first universal operating system for flight, provides any airplane or helicopter with a fly-by-wire flight management solution that significantly reduces the complexity of flying. Skyryse One, our first production aircraft powered by SkyOS, was unveiled in 2024 and features the simplest, safest, and most intuitive flight controls in general aviation.

Production Manager - El Segundo, CA
You will be responsible for the leadership of our FAA PMA (Parts Manufacturer Approval) operations efforts. This includes managing the team’s execution of assembly, testing, tear-down, and inspection of aviation hardware and LRUs. You will use your expertise to lead the manufacturing of SkyOS with adherence to FAA regulations, internal quality management systems (AS9100), and other standards.


  • Responsible for the management of all aspects of the manufacturing activities LRU (production, planning, manufacturing engineering, safety)
  • Set expectations, audit performance, counsel employees, and sets policies and practices to exceed department goals
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of continuous improvement processes within manufacturing
  • Support the escalation of any nonconforming materials, hardware, software, tools, parts, assemblies, or portions thereof, according to specifications, processes, and procedures as needed
  • Interface with Supply Chain, Quality, and other departments to ensure all relevant information is communicated effectively across the organization
  • Supply FAA conformity documentation to the appropriate departments
  • Assist with other functions of the manufacturing of aircraft parts as needed


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Aerospace, Engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in an aviation production environment
  • Experience with assembly instructions, blueprint reading, and other specifications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement activities, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma principles
  • Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs


  • Master of Science degree in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Aerospace, Engineering, or related field
  • High level understanding of GD&T
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • 8+ years of experience in an aviation production environment


  • Salary: $120,000 - $150,000
  • The opportunity to change the world through improving aviation safety and accessibility
  • Valuable stock option plan
  • Heavily subsidized medical, dental and vision plans
  • Full-time employees are eligible for 20 days of paid time off (PTO) and 5 sick days annually. PTO and sick days must be used in accordance with Company policy.
  • A company with an ambitious vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, motivated, and fun to work-with colleagues!
  • Position is subject to ITAR and export control compliance requirements


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