Director, Engineering

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The Director, Engineering/Maintenance is responsible for proactive development, optimization and deployment of cost effective maintenance & reliability (M&R) programs, with growth potential to become a VP of Operations.  In addition, the Director, Engineering/Maintenance is responsible for communicating the vision, strategy and tactical application of cost effective M&R management techniques including Operator Asset Care, preventive, predictive, condition based monitoring, and other maintenance management fundamentals.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • To execute the strategic direction for Engineering/Maintenance
  • Leads and directs M&R programs & initiatives to deliver reliable and cost effective equipment performance at predictable M&R costs.
  • Responsible for propagating key M&R learning’s & best practices across the enterprise
  • Actively manages M&R key performance indicators (KPI’s) and the processes to report, track, evaluate and leverage
  • Coaches plant M&R personnel in reliability improvement and change management techniques.
  • Optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of tracking maintenance labor and materials costs
  • Provides expertise, training and coaching in the development of multi-year rolling Maintenance Management Continuous Improvement Plans, three year M&R Roadmaps, and Maintenance Plans.
  • Provides M&R leadership and guidance to MRO supply and inventory management initiatives / teams. Fosters the use of M&R best practices, tools and techniques to enable spare parts needs forecasting and JIT spare parts availability while optimizing overall costs


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical)
  • Ten years minimum M&R / technical management experience is required
  • Experience leading cross functional initiatives across multiple plants / businesses
  • Experience as Maintenance / Engineering Manager in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Experience in commercial food manufacturing
  • Experience implementing improvement strategies across multiple plants / businesses – preferred
  • Minimal travel