Head of Production

Brisbane, QLD /
Production /
About Emesent
Emesent has built a reputation as the key leader in automating data collection in challenging environments. Our award-winning technology, Hovermap, utilises innovative hardware, advanced algorithms and machine learning to automate collection and analysis of the physical world. Customers are able to acquire data in GPS-denied environments gaining insights that were not possible before. Our rapidly growing customer base are in the fields of mining, infrastructure and survey & mapping.

Starting from a humble vision in  Brisbane, Australia, with deep connections to Australia's globally recognised CSIRO,  and building to a mid-sized global organisation in just 12 months, our growth speaks for itself.

At Emesent we pride ourselves on the way our people operate. Our global talent are a cut above the rest who are at the top of their game, thriving in a collaborative environment. The work culture here is inclusive with the perfect balance of delivering results and pushing the boundaries all whilst having a little fun!

Job Description
This position is a great opportunity for an experienced production manager with expertise in leading and scaling production processes for electro-mechanical products. This role will involve oversight of the building and testing as well as supporting the development of our our world-class drone autonomy and mapping systems.
Based in Brisbane and serving a global market, this role will suit a person experienced in a quality driven production environment with relevant expertise.

Salary $95,000 - $120,000 + ESOP + super
Standard office hours


    • Manufacture high quality Emesent products to fulfill sales orders
    • Optimise and implement production processes, procedures, instructions and equipment
    • Build production capacity for scale
    • Oversee the assembly, integration, calibration and quality control of Emesent products produced in-house
    • Establish and oversee effective processes to deliver hardware returns investigations and repairs in a timely manner.
    • Establish new production lines and/or outsourced production for increasing volume and additional product lines
    • Build sales order management processes to optimise customer outcomes, liaise with business development and customer success teams to manage customer expectations
    • Liaise with product engineering to define acceptance for manufacture requirements
    • Contract manufacture engagement and management for sub assemblies and future outsourcing
    • Supplier sourcing and quality control
    • Stock management and procurement


    • 5+ years of production management experience in a quality and accuracy driven team environment.
    • Expertise in developing and optimising electronic and mechanical production procedures
    • Meticulous attention to detail ensuring high levels of quality
    • Proven ability to deliver agreed production outputs on schedule
    • Strong familiarity with computer based production management systems for stock management, instructions, filing, data recording and QA procedures.
    • Previous experience scaling production / setting up new production lines
    • Strong problem solving skills and efficient management of time and resources.
    • Excellent communication skills


    • Relevant tertiary qualification e.g. engineering
    • Experience with LiDAR technology
    • Experience with Fishbowl or similar production management systems


    • Competitive remuneration package including superannuation.
    • Participation in employee share option scheme (Equity).
    • Work with a friendly and passionate team on cutting edge technology.
    • Genuine learning and development opportunities.
    • Four weeks annual leave.
    • Flexible work hours.
    • Great work environment and facilities.
    • Healthy snacks and coffee.
Be a part of a dynamic company that values its people and delivering revolutionising technological solutions.

Emesent embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.