Production Operations Engineer

Los Angeles, California

What we’re building

Our vision is to electrify all waterborne vessels, and we're starting with electric water sport boats.

Gas boats dominate today’s marine industry not because of great product offerings but because of a lack of better alternatives. Boaters have grown accustomed to vehicles that feel stuck in the 1980s: unreliable, expensive, loud, noxious, and a nightmare to own and operate. They’re also awful for the water and air they reside in.

By contrast, electric boats are superior in nearly every way: not only are they far more reliable and less costly to operate, but they’re also quieter, quicker, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants. However, they’ve been held back by both the technology and the talent to make them truly competitive with gas alternatives. That’s Arc’s opportunity.

Using modern, aerospace- and automotive-inspired techniques, we’re building our hulls, batteries, cooling systems, firmware, and software together to deliver the next generation of watercraft.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone that is excited by our vision, eager for a challenge, and willing to learn on the job. We pride ourselves on transparency and operate in a lean, high-trust environment that encourages everyone to take ownership over their domain.

You will be a full-time member of our Production team and will work from our manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. Given that we’re a startup, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment that requires adaptability. That said, here are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing production line layouts that meet throughput demands while utilizing space efficiently
  • Leading the development and implementation of large capital expenditure projects to enable throughput goals, improve safety, and/or maximize team productivity
  • Designing and developing software tools to analyze schedule, delivery, capacity, cost, utilization, and efficiency problems for production, supply chain, and operations to guide decisions
  • Developing process flow models or value stream maps to analyze production system behavior and synchronize output with other elements of the company
  • Leading system level process improvements projects within and between production elements by spending time on the production floor
  • Collaborating with cross-departmental partners in supply chain, engineering, operations, production, infrastructure, and accounting groups to synchronize efforts
  • Capturing best practices of production systems, and manage organizational knowledge and lessons-learned

Basic qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or another STEM-related field
  • 5+ years in a manufacturing, quality, industrial, and/or related engineering role
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a track record of driving continuous improvement initiatives to enhance manufacturing efficiency and product quality
  • Ability to work extended hours, weekends, and offsite as needed - comfortable pushing an intense but sustainable pace
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to articulate and defend decisions

Bonus qualifications 

  • Exposure to multiple engineering disciplines
  • Proficiency with statistics, data analysis, cost/benefit analysis, and visualization
  • Experience with inventory, production, and capacity planning (including MRP/ERP systems)
  • Experience with lean and related production principles
  • Enthusiasm for boating and clean energy

At Arc, we encourage diversity and consider all qualified applicants equally for employment, regardless of background, identity, or status. You’re always welcome to reach out even if you don’t meet many of these qualifications. Passion and aptitude make up for a lot.

What we value

We value these five things above all else:

  • Ownership over both your work and the company’s success
  • Empathy for colleagues and for customers
  • Humility in problem solving and collaboration
  • Pragmatism for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Inclusion of different backgrounds, opinions, cultures, etc.

Given that we work in a sometimes intense or stressful environment, it’s vital that our values align. We’d be happy to elaborate on any or all of these during the interview process.

What you’ll get

  • Talented teammates that challenge you to be better
  • Access and often input to a wide range of business activities
  • Salary between: $95,000-$160,000
  • A meaningful equity stake
  • An opportunity to have an outsized impact on industry-defining vehicles
  • The ability to drive positive environmental change through your work
  • Nearly free health insurance (we cover 99%) and a 401k
  • Generous parental leave
  • Daily lunches, plenty of snacks, lots of swag, and more
  • Boat rides!

Hope to hear from you soon!

The crew at Arc