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Director of Engineering

Engineering Department Mission 

· We work directly with both our external and internal customers to fully understand their needs and then develop technical solutions to fill those needs.  

Job Mission 

· Hands-on leader of a team of engineers who design equipment and systems that are used to manufacture new and innovative food products. 

· Over the last few years company has developed equipment to manufacture products such as stuffed-crust pizza, turkey bacon, natural pet foods, gluten-free bagels, and plant-based protein products.  


· Work with both external and internal customers to fully understand their needs.  

· Develop technical solutions to fill those needs.  

· Manage the design, production, installation, and documentation of those solutions. 

· Conduct design reviews to improve function and reduce cost.  

· Travel to customers’ facilities, as required.  


· Reports to the Vice President Engineering. 

· Manages four Mechanical Engineers. 

Key Skills and Experience  

· Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and 10+ years of experience creating new machines. 

· Willing and able to travel as required. 

· Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as machining, welding, and sheet metal fabrication. 

· In-depth understanding of machine components such as motors, gearboxes, pneumatic cylinders, bearings, and knows what to use based on equipment requirements.  

· Able to analyze and design load bearing support structures.  

· Experience with SolidWorks for creating assemblies, parts, and detail drawings.  

· Able to lead and motivate engineers.  

· Able to develop and execute plans. 

· Able to communicate clearly to both technical and non-technical people. 



· Creative and is energized by developing new ideas. 

· Patient and unassuming. 

· Enjoys helping others succeed. 

· Persistent; receives satisfaction from solving problems. 

· Curious about how things are made and enjoys visiting factories. 

· Hands-on and enjoys getting hands dirty. 

· Highly organized. 

· Enjoys seeing the direct impact of their work; would be excited to see products in the grocery store. 

Working Conditions 

· May work prolonged or irregular hours. 

· Business casual dress code. 

· Open office environment. 

· High level of social interaction. 

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