We’re looking for an experienced, innovative and results-driven General Manager Production to oversee the manufacture of our world-class UAVs and associated technology. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer you will drive business initiatives around production automation, process and quality improvement, safety, reliability, maintenance, training, and staff development.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive problem-solving experience, demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes, and will continually seek to improve our production processes while minimising impacts and interruptions to the Swoop Aero’s service.

This is an opportunity for you to directly enhance our life-saving logistics service, grow our global impact and improve health outcomes for billions of people around the world.


  • Establish, optimise and sustain an ISO9100/Production Certification compliant facility capable of delivering aircraft and associated equipment in line with the product roadmap
  • Work with the Chief Regulatory Officer to attain a CASA Production Certificate and create/maintain the quality documentation as needed
  • Act as the accountable person or alternate accountable person for the Production Certificate
  • Identify potential contract manufacturing (CM) partners, audit their quality system, and assess their manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of materials, product design, manufacturing, assembly, testing etc.
  • Manage and oversee, in conjunction with the Head of Safety & Standards, a total quality management system to ensure compliant production methodologies
  • Maintain a safe working environment and adherence to safety systems and company policy
  • Develop, review, and approve work instructions, standard operating procedures and checklists for the production line
  • Manage and mentor a team of aircraft builders with a defined and robust performance-driven culture
  • Oversee procurement/supply chain optimisation activities and supplier agreements
  • Implement a production performance management system, incorporating lean manufacturing methodologies, to ensure continued improvement and efficiency of production
  • Manage the procurement function to balance the production schedule and working capital investment in inventory  

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • 10+ years of related experience increasing management responsibility in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's or Masters' education within engineering, business, supply chain or associated field.
  • Efficiency, excellent planning skills, and unparalleled attention to detail
  • An open-minded, collaborative, and team-oriented attitude
  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritise tasks based on demand
  • Efficiency, excellent planning skills, and unparalleled attention to detail

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to make a real difference and increase access to health care for millions across the globe
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid work-from-home/office setup
  • A collaborative and fun start up team
  • Career propelling experience

About Swoop Aero:
Swoop Aero was founded to transform how the world moves by making access to the skies seamless. We were the first company globally to deliver a vaccine using a drone under a commercial contract, and since then, we've expanded globally, moving the needle on how healthcare is delivered for millions of people across the world.
Now we're aiming higher by deploying the newest infrastructure layer for society, one that will catalyse the next giant leap in how essential supplies and services are delivered; integrated drone logistics.
Whether it's medical transport, environmental monitoring, search and rescue, mapping, disaster response, or general transport, you can trust us to deliver. Everyone has the right to benefit from new technology, and at Swoop Aero we're excited because integrated drone logistics can be deployed equitably in low, middle, and high income countries alike.
Our core goal as a company is to provide an integrated logistics service to 100m people by the end of 2025, then scale it to 1b by 2030.