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Director Of Engineering

Company: Ventura Coastal, LLC
Location: Tipton
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Engineering Director will serve as a principal leader in driving the company towards accomplishing aggressive operational goals. Reporting directly to the COO, the Director will have overall responsibility and ownership to direct all capital activity for the company and build the capability of the engineering team. The Engineering Director will harness the potential of internal and external resources to lead the development and execution of the company's long-term capital plan. They will personally contribute to the design, construction, and maintenance needs of all new investments. They will thrive in a dynamic environment and apply their cost-centric, reasonable and practical thinking style to provide technical solutions to new opportunities. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Food Safety is the responsibility of all Ventura Coastal manufacturing employees. All Ventura Coastal manufacturing employees must be aware of CCPs in their area and how to document them appropriately. All staff must report food safety and quality problems to their immediate supervisor in charge during their shift.
  • Lead development and successful execution of the company's long term capital plan (spanning three locations)
  • Personally lead, drive and manage capital projects from ideation to implementation, on time to budget
  • Champion standardized engineering project management and disciplined documentation and capex reporting
  • Lead, develop and mentor a team of technical engineers
  • Develop engineering best practices, tools and processes; raise the bar on operational excellence
  • Develop and nurture collaborative relationships with internal partners to create and gain coalescence behind a robust and actionable technology strategy and road-map
  • Provide engineering support to opportunity areas such as water compliance, safety and quality improvement initiatives, day-to-day production opportunities etc.
  • Manage annual budget and ensure operational costs are within budget

    • Current experience with a successful track record of leading multiple large-scale capital projects in plant manufacturing
    • Demonstrated ability to translate tactical business plans into strategic and operational plans.
    • Strong technical skills (understanding of mechanical, electrical and process automation) and strong administrative skills (project management, CapEx management and reporting)
    • 10+ years of technical work experience and 5+ years of experience in a leadership role
    • Full knowledge of best-practice project management principles using PMI
    • Superior project management skills to organize, plan and execute major projects
    • Thorough knowledge of mechanical, electrical and automation disciplines
    • Strong knowledge utilities and refrigeration systems
    • CPG or Food/Beverage industry experience strongly preferred
    • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Process Engineering
    • Entrepreneurial drive, with strong analytical and problem solving skills to achieve stretch goals in an innovative, scrappy and fast-paced environment
    • Comfortable challenging the status quo with ability to drive change, while respecting company values and culture
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable presenting and interacting with all functions and all levels within an organization
    • Possess highest ethical standardsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
      • The ability to meet flexible and changing priorities and the ability to work under pressure is a must.
      • Standing, walking, climbing ladders 50% of the time in a normal citrus manufacturing plant environment.
      • Available on a 24/7 basis to deal as necessary with any Engineering related issues.
      • Frequent travel between Visalia and Tipton with some travel to Ventura.

Keywords: Ventura Coastal, LLC, Visalia , Director Of Engineering, Executive , Tipton, California

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