Production Manager

Job title: Production Manager
Position: Full time
Location: Hirsemarken 1, 3520 Farum

Why join us

Are you looking for a job where you will get the unique opportunity to build a manufacturing organization from scratch?

NLIR is a small and flexible company with the ambition of growing comprehensively in the present and the upcoming years. We already have products and sales to a range of global customers, but we need a hands-on person to scale and streamline our manufacturing capacity. As our new Production Manager, you will be responsible for organizing highly technical production, implementing structures, and enforcing strategies to secure a stable and uniform production of our mid-infrared light detection devices. A core duty of this position is to bridge the gap between a prototype production form and a batch production with >100 units per year. Another duty is to engage in production optimization in collaboration with the engineering team to make our products easier and cheaper to assemble.

NLIR offers a high level of independence and a culture where the journey from good ideas to execution is direct and short. We value curiosity and encourage learning through experimentation, even if it means encountering failures along the way.


: The candidate should have hands-on experience in managing the production of technical products and/or hold a degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related field. Additionally, the candidate should exhibit proficiency in some (though not necessarily all) of the following areas:

  • Experience or education in the production management of technical hardware products.
  • Experience with Quality Assurance.
  • Experience with specifying and purchasing technical components from various international suppliers.
  • Familiarity with working in clean-room environments.
  • A positive attitude towards collaborating with diverse teams.
  • Basic communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
  • A keen enthusiasm for establishing and continuously developing stable and uniform production processes.


The salary and benefits for this position are negotiable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

How to apply including deadline and contact info:

We invite you to apply for this position or ask questions related to the position by contacting hiring coordinator Søren Friis at In your application, please send a short application letter and a CV. If you have completed your degree within the last 2 years, feel free to add your grade sheet.

The deadline for applications is 15/9-2023.

About NLIR

NLIR is a spinout from the Technical University of Denmark and has been working on developing and commercializing a new superior mid-infrared light detection technology since 2017.

Our current team consists of five members, and we are now looking to scale up our team with a range of new positions. Our advanced optical technology is developed in-house, and devices are already being shipped to all time zones. The technology has the potential to play a significant role in tomorrow’s industry and research facilities around the globe.

At NLIR, we value a hands-on approach and embrace experimentation, even in the face of setbacks. We foster a culture where everyone is encouraged to contribute beyond their immediate roles and lend a hand when needed. Our organization is structured flat,  promoting open communication and collaborative decision-making.

The goal of NLIR is to become a leading supplier of the world’s fastest and most sensitive midinfrared measurement equipment.

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