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Director of Engineering, Capital Projects

Company: Ventura Coastal, LLC
Location: Visalia
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Director of Capital EngineeringWe're growing! With increased sales demands for healthy beverages, and consistent year-over-year company success, we're investing in our manufacturing plant operations to meet company growth plans ahead. We recently created an in-house capital team and we're now hiring a Director of Engineering to build the department and own all capital projects from ideation to implementation.Company OverviewVentura Coastal, the recognized West Coast citrus B2B leader, delivers highest quality citrus products with tailored solutions, speed and elevated customer service to industry giant beverage companies (Coke, DPSG, Starbucks, etc) as well as niche marketers. We produce, process and package customized blends of orange, lemon and grapefruit juices, oils, essences, pulp and peel products.Over the last decade, acting with entreprenurial business style practices, we have achieved transformational growth through strategic investment in production capabilities. This success has provided us the financial resources to invest in our next phase of growth and expansion. Significant capital investment plans are in place to double our aseptic tank farm, modernize existing farms with state of the art technology, add an additional production line, build a new cold storage facility and more. With sales demands for juice and oil, we're on our way towards building the next iteration of transformational growth over the next three to five years.Role OverviewTo reach this success we need a Director to serve as a principal leader in driving us towards accomplishing our 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. They 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.This is an opportunity to join a privately-owned successful company, that operates with scrappy, enterprising and hand's on business practices in a fast-paced environment, and be a key architect in its growth formation. To work for and with a respected COO who is collaborative, transparent and results-driven. To contribute to and be a part of a senior team driving transformational growth. Interested to learn more?Here's what you'll do:--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 budgetChampion standardized engineering project management and disciplined documentation and capex reportingLead, develop and mentor a team of technical engineersDevelop engineering best practices, tools and processes; raise the bar on operational excellenceDevelop and nurture collaborative relationships with internal partners to create and gain coalescence behind a robust and actionable technology strategy and roadmapProvide engineering support to opportunity areas such as water compliance, safety and quality improvement initiatives, day-to-day production opportunities etcManage annual budget and ensure operational costs are within budgetHere's what you'll bring:Current experience with a successful track record of leading multiple large-scale captial projects in plant manufacuturing--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 roleFull knowledge of best-practice project management principles using PMISuperior project management skills to organize, plan and execute major projects--Thorough knowledge of mechanical, electrical and automation disciplinesStrong knowledge utilities and refrigeration systemsCPG or Food/Beverage industry experience strongly preferredBachelor Degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Process EngineeringEntrepreneurial drive, with strong analytical and problem solving skills to achieve stretch goals in an innovative, scrappy and fast-paced environmentComfortable challenging the status quo with ability to drive change, while respecting company values and cultureExcellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable presenting and interacting with all functions and all levels within an organizationPossess highest ethical standardsThis position is based in Central Valley, California at our citrus plant operations in Visalia and Tipton, CA. Full relocation package available.Visalia, CA, located in the heart of Central Valley, serves as the cultural, economic, and governmental hub of the most productive agricultural counties in the country. Visalia, population--133,000, has a small town feel with a high quality of life. With stunning landscapes against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, residents enjoy close access to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks. Residing near the mountains yet also centrally located to the Pacific Ocean (2-hours west) and urban cities San Francisco and Los Angeles (3-hours north/south). To learn more, visit www.visalia.city.

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