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Director of Manufacturing



Ponchatoula, LA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Crusoe Energy is on a mission to unlock value in stranded energy resources through the power of computation.

Take a look at what we do! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlt8k71Quqw

We aim to align the long term interests of the climate with the future of global computing infrastructure. As data centers consume an exponentially growing power footprint to deliver technology to all connected devices, we are inspired by making sure that the energy meeting that demand is sourced in an environmentally responsible fashion. Crusoe co-locates mobile data centers with stranded energy resources, like flare gas and underloaded renewables, to deliver low-cost, carbon-negative distributed computing solutions. Crusoe Cloud is a managed cloud services platform powered by stranded energy that enables climate-friendly innovation in computationally intensive fields including artificial intelligence, graphics rendering and computational biology.

About This Role:

Oversee management of all areas of Manufacturing to produce products and direct activities so that approved products are manufactured on-schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.

A Day In The Life:

  • Act as a liaison assisting company officers in the development of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives. Inform of communications, decisions, policies and all matters that impact performance

  • Develop the manufacturing plan and establish procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards

  • Achieve optimum employee levels with least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet annual budgetary plans

  • Formulate and implement manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation

  • Direct and monitor departments to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures

  • Hire, train, develop and evaluate staff. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy and current federal, state and local regulations

  • Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data. Establish, implement and maintain production standards and manufacturing procedures

  • Utilize current information and technology in all functional areas to increase innovation and compliance

  • Ability to perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required

You Will Thrive in this Role if:

  • BS degree in Engineering or related topic with 10 years of experience

  • Working knowledge and experience in manufacturing planning for new product introduction, bill of materials management, development of work instructions, routings, QC tests, and interface with international manufacturing, contract manufacturers, and vendors

  • Unmatched attention to detail with an unwavering desire to build things right, the first time

  • Proactive leadership of all production including shop floor and office staff

  • Experience with ERP (Acutmatica a plus), PLM, MES, and PDM and the interface with new design release, material requirements and manufacturing execution

  • Experience interviewing, hiring, building, mentoring and managing a team of skilled manufacturing associates

  • Six-sigma, lean manufacturing and systems experience in a “start-up” environment

  • Developed and presented department key process indicators (KPIs) and to measure results and drive process improvements

  • Experience developing and utilizing equipment and manpower capacity models to effectively scale up Manufacturing to meet demand

  • Experience managing cost centers and working with Finance to develop CapEX and OpEx budgets

  • Understanding of ISO 9001 requirements and experience preparing for internal and external quality audits

  • Ability to perform under pressure and adapt to changes (e.g., priorities and timelines)

  • All job offers are contingent upon receiving a negative drug/alcohol test. This position is subject to random drug testing

  • Must be able to pass a background check

  • Our Company values speak to you, resonate with you, make sense to you and how you desire to work


  • Industry competitive pay

  • Restricted Stock Units in a fast growing, well-funded technology company

  • Health insurance package options that include HDHP and PPO, vision, and dental for you and your dependents

  • Employer contributions to HSA accounts

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

  • Teladoc

  • 401(k) with a 100% match up to 4% of salary

  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule

  • Cell phone reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Subscription to the Calm app

  • MetLife Legal

  • Company paid commuter benefit; $50 per pay period

Compensation Range:
Compensation will be paid in the range of $180,000 - $210,000. Restricted Stock Units are included in all offers. Compensation to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Crusoe Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.