Director of Manufacturing & Engineering

The Director of Manufacturing and Engineering is responsible for developing and maintaining a world class manufacturing team and production lines. This role oversees a 3 shift operation and is responsible for delivering the production plan to meet quality, efficiency and safety targets. The incumbent will be a key member of the Supply Leadership Team, identifying opportunities to improve both process and culture.
Build and lead a high-performance team that works to become the benchmark in cost, quality and safety for the food manufacturing industry
Build a continuous improvement culture that attracts and retains high performing employees, while reducing costs
Work with internal and external resources to maximize and improve existing equipment to improve OEE
Develop and implement plans to achieve output needs to support an aggressive growth plan, including upgrades to existing production lines and development of a new production line
Partner with the Director of Continuous Improvement to identify and implement improvement projects
Manage and deliver the Manufacturing budget of $20M and CAPEX of $3-7M
Work with supervisors to bring their vision to life and implement aligned strategies to improve process, system and behavior
Work cross-functionally with other departments to improve the results across the business
Ensure the safety of production personnel in accordance with local, state and company rules and regulations
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or similar field
Master's Degree preferred
10+ years of experience in food production and/or engineering roles of increasing responsibility
Proven ability to build and lead teams
Proven ability to develop and implement complicated engineering projects
Ability to function in a high-speed environment and adapt to change on an ongoing basis
Proficient in written and spoken English
Possess skills to communicate in Spanish preferred but not required
Strong knowledge of computers including Microsoft office suite; intermediate to advanced excel skills
Previous experience leading diverse working groups of production personnel
Work Environment:
Manufacturing work environment ? must be able to work in a range of temperatures and humidity (heat and cold)
Ability to work around heavy equipment and product machinery
Ability to work extended hours as needed
Function in environment that requires bending, stooping, standing, lifting, and climbing stairs.

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