Candela’s ultimate purpose is to speed up the transition to fossil fuel-free lakes and oceans. We strive to re-think efficiency in marine transportation to radically push the performance boundaries of electric boats and ships.
By combining sensors, computers and advanced submerged hydrofoils, our electric craft fly above the water, reaching speeds and range previously attained only by fossil fuel powerboats.
After launching Candela C-7, Europe’s currently best-selling electric boat, we just launched Candela C-8, the first electric boat intended for high volume production. We are also venturing into public transport with the revolutionary foiling P-30 ferry, built for the city of Stockholm.
We are scaling up our production radically and are now looking for a highly motivated Manufacturing Automation Director to help us. This is a key player leading the change from a small scale, labor-intensive production, to an automated process that will enable more of Candela’s fossil-free boats to traffic lakes and oceans worldwide.
As Manufacturing Automation Director, you will be part of realizing Candela’s growth ambitions by using technology to improve, streamline and automate the manufacturing process. You will be responsible for the selection, planning, implementation, and monitoring of such technology.
- You will analyze, summarize, and drive initiatives to use automation with the aim of reducing production costs and improve quality
- Set the business case for automation for various production steps
- Investigate key saving potentials areas and corresponding automation solutions
- Drive the selected automation initiatives all the way from concept to being implemented into Candela’s production line
- Take a 1 year out perspective to evaluate what is needed to reach projected production volumes in terms of CAPEX.
- Monitor the results of completed automation initiatives
To be successful in the role you need:
- Master's degree within disciplines such as Engineering, Manufacturing, or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
- 10+ years of experience within manufacturing of physical products consisting of a variety of different disciplines
- Be knowledgeable about different manufacturing techniques for a variety of material types (carbon fiber, metal, plastics)
- Be capable to critically analyze complex designs and understand the areas where robustness, tolerances and performance are key
- Have a strong business sense to identify and prioritize initiatives
- Experience with best practice methods of production techniques and productivity improvements through automation
- Ability to rapidly assimilate and synthesize complex information while often changing direction due to new insights
- Be able to drive change and work in a fast growing company where you will hold a wide variety of roles
- Excellent English written and oral skills
Join a stellar team
By bringing together some of the world’s brightest researchers and engineers, we are pushing the boundaries of marine transportation. We take great pride in building engagement within our teams. Our internal motto is “with a revolutionary spirit and kindness”, which translates into an open and honest work environment – work is hard but fun.
We are a 50-strong, multinational team of experts within dynamic modelling, hardware design, hydrodynamics, control theory, machine learning, structural engineering work and production to build the next generation of waterborne transport.
This is a full-time position at our Headquarter and production facility in Gåshaga, Lidingö. Working language is English, if you also know Swedish it will be a benefit for yourself, but it is not a prerequisite for the role.
The selection and interview process is ongoing, so send your application in English as soon as possible. Kindly note that we cannot process applications sent via mail.
We welcome the opportunity to meet you!
More info on Candela:
“Sweden’s Tesla of the Sea Challenges Fossil-Fueled Speedboats” - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-26/sweden-s-tesla-of-the-sea-challenges-fossil-fueled-speedboats