Sr. Manager, Equipment Engineering

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A global Nutraceutical client, with phenomenal benefits and a collaborative corporate culture is looking to identify and hire a Sr. Manager, Equipment Engineering.  The Sr. Manager, Equipment Engineering will be responsible for determining and developing the food/nutraceutical process and packaging systems engineering strategies for the Company’s Innovative Manufacturing plants as well as other related aspects of the plant/industrial engineering technologies. This role will interact with multiple departments on the development of the food process introduction and processing strategies, packaging components, equipment, systems engineering and integration, raw materials selection, manufacturing, and marketing, testing, licensing and quality control phases as well as act as technical spokesperson and give presentations to senior management as well as external organizations. The individual selected for this role needs to be a dynamic and creative technical leader equally comfortable with food processing systems and packaging equipment/systems conceptualization and implementation along with hands on development in the design, construction and operation in a food/nutraceutical manufacturing environment.


The Sr. Manager, Equipment Engineering will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Maintaining/enhancing “Best in Class/World Class” performance through implementation of key initiatives and strategies.
  • Exploring, identifying, and developing process and product materials, equipment, processes and technologies for inclusion in the food/nutraceutical processing and packaging components/systems that demonstrate a clear advantage compared to competition.
  • Managing the Engineering team and developing their career path for the team.
  • Overseeing and providing input on projects managed by other team members.
  • Managing Capital Expenditures for including planning, scheduling, assigning, forecasting and cost estimating.
  • Managing projects from budgeting, specification/design, scheduling, testing, and implementation.
  • Coordinating new projects and sample submissions for evaluation.
  • Developing and managing the technical plan for the Processing/Packaging Portfolio.
  • Collaborating in the development and conducting in the training of processing/packaging personnel to skillfully operate the installed systems.
  • Developing and conducting process, component and equipment validation and qualification testing to ensure proper performance to specifications.
  • Interacting with R&D and testing labs to hypothesize, test, analyze data and evaluate results.
  • Interacting with multiple departments including Management/Project Teams, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Global Licensing, Global Sourcing, Purchasing, Inventory Control and Product Development regarding all the Process/Packaging activities related to projects.
  • Collaborating in the development of process, product and production improvement programs including enhanced quality initiatives and facility efficiency practices.
  • Developing maintenance systems and continuous improvement programs required to support and enhance the installed processing/packaging systems.
  • Capturing and instituting engineering standards based on learnings from previous projects for use in future Engineering/Manufacturing projects.
  • Performing additional duties as assigned.
  • Managing local engineering team and portfolios of project consultants, contractors, designers, engineers, technicians, suppliers, installers, and team members.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food, Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering
  • 10-12 years’ experience in Processing, Packaging, and Package Machinery design/automation and operation.
  • 5 years of experience with relevant manufacturing/engineering/technical management.
  • 3 years’ experience in successful capital management in the food and/or nutraceutical industry.
  • Travel up to 20% may be required.
  • Machine design/systems integration.
  • Cost tracking and control: engineering economics.
  • Organizational/Motivational leadership skills coupled with strong technical and analytical ability.
  • Strong technical skills with the ability to understand formulations/process/procedures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize Production/Process/Equipment.
  • Sound judgment with effective technical/operational and business focus.
  • Strong Project management skill set. Must be able to manage multiple and competing tasks.
  • Construction management skills.
  • Ability to work many disciplines and departments to achieve project goals.


Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Graduate Degree in Engineering.
  • Six Sigma Certifications, Project Management Professional (PMP), other engineering/project related certifications.
  • 3 years’ experience in Food/Dietary/Nutritional/Pharmaceutical or kindred product industries.
  • 3 years’ experience in cGMP or other regulatory environments.
  • 3-5 years’ experience as an OEM.
  • Food processing automation.
  • Control system design, computer programming, PLC programming and troubleshooting.
  • System change control, qualification, validation.