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Head of Manufacturing

Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Hybrid, Full-time

WasteX is a one-stop waste-to-value solution for agricultural producers and farms in Southeast Asia. We help our clients utilize biomass waste, improve productivity, and generate additional income through our proprietary equipment and supporting services.


We are a VC-backed climate tech startup headquartered in Singapore with operating teams in the Philippines and Indonesia.

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We are looking for Head of Manufacturing to be in charge of manufacturing, testing, and shipment of various biomass pyrolysis equipment, including carbonizers, material handling systems, furnaces, and condensers/heat exchangers.

We are looking for an engineering professional with substantial experience setting up, managing and scaling up agricultural or industrial equipment manufacturing operations/facilities (with min. 10-people team management).


  • Set up a manufacturing facility, procure machines and fabrication equipment and recruit fabrication team

  • Launch and manage the manufacturing process, and ensure a safe environment for production

  • Manage materials procurement required for manufacturing

  • Establish goals for production, and coordinate plans to meet these goals under required timelines and as per design specifications and clients’ requirements

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve operational performance

  • Manage, coach, and develop a high-performing manufacturing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value, and continuous improvements

  • Evaluate the final product’s overall performance, reliability, and safety

  • Prepare the budget and costing for equipment manufacturing


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing / production engineering or similar field

  • 10+ years of experience as a manufacturing manager with experience setting up, managing and scaling up agricultural or industrial equipment manufacturing operations / facilities

  • Team management experience (min. 10-people team)

  • Competent in problem-solving, team building and management, planning, and decision-making

  • Interest in climate tech and a sense of urgency to mitigate climate change


  • Competitive salary

  • Opportunity to work in a high-energy, high-performance organization

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