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Production Operations Supervisor

Scythe Robotics

Scythe Robotics

People & HR, Operations
Longmont, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2024

Our Mission at Scythe

Humanity has lost touch with nature - we’ve traded dirt and trees for asphalt, and we rely on loud, polluting, gas-powered machines to care for our limited natural spaces.
Scythe is forging a new future by building intelligent, all-electric machines that unlock a new superpower: the ability to care for the outdoors pollution-free at enormous scale. From today’s first steps in landscape maintenance to full-fledged re-terraforming in the future, Scythe is pioneering autonomous machinery that supports the ingenuity of humans, multiplying our power to nurture our planet.
At Scythe, you’ll work with a team of world-class experts in everything from computer vision to mechanical engineering, pushing the limits of possibility and growing by overcoming hurdles along the way.
The world needs what we’re building—come join us in making it a reality.

Production Operations Supervisor at Scythe

What you’ll do at Scythe

  • Coordinate day-to-day efforts of the Production Line to meet weekly targets
  • Maximize uptime for the Production line and assembly technicians
  • Prioritize and organize work based on production schedule, supply chain constraints, and company goals
  • Track daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly KPIs and report as needed
  • Track and enforce quality standards by ensuring product quality and conformance to specifications
  • Triage non-conforming hardware and partner with engineering teams to disposition and root cause
  • Identify risks in Production Operations to ensure actions and ownership are implemented in a timely matter
  • Own and improve area safety and efficiency by regularly auditing and continuous improvement
  • Review drawings and technical data for manufacturability and providing constructive feedback to engineering/design team
  • Performance Management; weekly 1:1s, bi-annual reviews, technician skills and growth management
  • Support recruiting efforts for your team as well as cross functionally for teams with similar skillsets

Basic Requirements

  • 3+ years of professional experience in a high volume Production/Manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team with 5 or more direct reports in a high-volume Production/Manufacturing environment

Preferred Experience

  • Lean manufacturing training and experience
  • Raw data interpreted to Database generation and representation, SQL query/Tableau/Grafana/Power Bi
  • Experience monitoring, tracking, and continually improving total BOM cost
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret the following: cable harnesses, wiring diagrams, layout drawings, mechanical drawings, GD&T, assembly procedures/work instructions, schematics, engineering drawings, weld drawings, and parts lists
  • Familiarity with Design for Manufacturability and FMEA
  • PCBA, harness, electro-mechanical assembly, and prototype development experience
  • Proficient with computers; the ability to use MS Office suite, MES/ERP, and related programs

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted

A successful candidate for this position is the following:

  • Very hands-on
  • A dynamic people leader who embraces a fast paced and highly collaborative environment
  • Passionate about quality manufacturing
  • Has strong analytical abilities, organizational skills, attention to detail and decision-making ability in an ambiguous environment.


Scythe is a total compensation company, which provides employees a comprehensive salary, equity, and benefit package. However, only the minimum salary amounts are listed here. Scythe carefully considers a wide range of compensation factors, including education, years of experience, competencies and other relevant business considerations. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary along with your compensation mode preferences. The Production Supervisor position has an expected minimum annual cash salary of $80,000. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Equity and benefits packages are NOT included in this estimate. Please note that this information is provided for those hired in Colorado only, and this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well.

Scythe is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.