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Director of Engineering - Food Manufacturing

Fresca Foods Louisville, CO

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Position Overview

Fresca Foods is seeking an accomplished engineering professional with hands-on experience managing large capital budgets, a wide array of capital equipment and multiple food manufacturing facilities. This position requires a candidate practiced and skilled in communication, leadership and technical direction setting within all levels of the company: operations, management, finance, Food Safety Quality, R&D, technical services, marketing, vendors, contractors and customers. The Director of Engineering is responsible for providing leadership, direction setting and management for the technical operation functions at Fresca Foods. The role requires interface at all levels within the company, both in the manufacturing facilities and corporate management.

Essential Functions

  • Effective interface with multiple cross functional teams including operations, management, finance, Food Safety Quality, R&D, technical services, marketing, vendors, contractors, customers and all levels of manufacturing personnel
  • Prepare, request and manage the capital resource allocations of the company to meet growth while improving the manufacturing efficiency
  • Effective allocation of team resources to execute projects and ensure that key project initiatives, objectives, scope, budgets and timelines are met.
  • Collaborate with external partners to assist in the development of scalable manufacturing processes
  • Must practice proven decision-making skills, working effectively under pressure and possessing the integrity to make the right decisions
  • Support, develop and implement the risk management and continuous improvement plans for the organization
  • Contribute to senior management team, guiding strategic decisions and resource allocation
  • Lead technical service teams in day-to-day operations, provide key expertise, supervise the heads of departments, and set performance goals
  • Drive the teams towards a TPM environment
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and food safe work environment

Skills & Knowledge

  • Solid engineering technical base refined with extensive food manufacturing experience
  • Strong knowledge of plant operations, utilities, maintenance, food manufacturing, packaging lines and building construction
  • Ability to analyze, compare and recommend engineering proposals, capital estimates, concept layouts and feasibility studies
  • Possess a common-sense approach to addressing technical opportunities
  • Develop long term engineering strategies including facility layouts, equipment standards, utility infrastructure and total productive maintenance
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet expected goals with stated timeframes
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to make critical decisions that result in meeting organizational goals
  • Hands-on knowledge of block and process flow diagrams, change management, design management, food safety design requirements, TPM, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of food manufacturing FDA guidelines, FSMA, SQF 3rd party certification requirements
  • Ability to work in a hands-on environment
  • Ability to provide direction at all levels of the organization

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in engineering or business preferred
  • Engineering leadership required
  • Four plus years of experience in managing in a food production environment

Fresca Foods

Based just outside Boulder, Colorado, Fresca Foods has supported the growth of the thriving natural foods industry for the last twenty years. Fresca is a manufacturing, supply chain and innovation partner for some of the world’s largest food companies, as well as some of the world’s most vibrant entrepreneurs. We are on a mission to transform the food system by improving how food is sourced, made, and delivered to consumers. Safety is our first priority, and our commitment to excellence, our passionate and talented team, and our creativity and flexibility have made Fresca a recognized leader and employer of choice. Fresca is recognized as a Top 50 Employer in Boulder County, 2018 Colorado Manufacturing of the Year, 2018 NEXTY Award Winner, and 2016 winner for Outstanding Innovation. Fresca is also a leader in community service. We consistently receive high marks in ethical audits and give our time and resources to community organizations such as Community Food Share, Food Bank of the Rockies, and EFAA. Fresca has the fast-paced, high-growth, and creative energy of a start-up along with the longevity, growth opportunities, and scale of a larger company. The energy of our team is infectious, the work is challenging, and the opportunities for growth are abundant. The next ten years will be even more exciting than the last ten, and we are excited to welcome new highly motivated and talented team members to our family. At Fresca, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Fresca Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal consideration regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. Please, no third party inquiries.


Louisville, CO