Director of Plant Engineering

Lawrence, Kansas, United States


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Type: Permanent

Experience: Executive Management (SVP, VP, Department Head, etc)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Engineering

Industry: Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Company: Management Recruiters of Edison

Salary: $150K - $200K per year + Performance Bonus + relocation assistance

Reference ID: kf03O5

Date Posted: 08/05/2022

Shortcut: http://jobs.mrinetwork.com/nHED3s


Our client – a global company with multiple plants in the US, needs a Director of Plant Engineering at a growing plant expanding to manufacture pharmaceutical products. Excellent salary up to $200K + Annual Bonus + Sign on Bonus for Relocation + Full Benefit Package.

Job Posting # 2509R

Job Title: Director of Plant Engineering                                                        

Location:  Lawrence, KS                           

 

Compensation: Base salary of $150K - $200K per year + Annual Performance Bonus

 

Relocation:  YES - Client offers relo assistance with a lump sum sign on Bonus

 

Benefits:  Full package for medical, dental insurance, 401K, etc.

 

 Our client is a privately held group of global companies in business for 40 years with 1,400 people. They have 4 major manufacturing sites in CA, TX, KY, and KS

 

Group Info:  Be part of the Medical device and Pharmaceutical contract manufacturing site with around 100+ employees and expected to grow to 150 people soon due to major expansion in Pharma manufacturing.

 

The new operation expansion is for Pharma Fill Finish Seal – FFS of Sterile Aseptic liquids.

 

This Engineering group has around 6 Technical people for various functions like Manufacturing, Project Management, Systems, Validation, Automation etc.

 

Note 1: This person will not manage the maintenance department since it is part of the operations group.

 

Job Summary:

 

The Director of Plant Engineering will oversee product engineering operations and ensure that proper engineering procedures are followed.

 

Job Description:

  • Oversees progress and timeliness of projects.
  • Reviews project reports to ensure projects are on schedule and within budget.
  • Provides leadership for employees through effective communication, coaching, training, and development.
  • Provides leadership for problem resolution to facilitate fast improvements and improved working relationships.
  • Develops and implements a culture of continuous improvement through self-directed work teams.
  • Leads design engineering related to new product development and product & systems enhancements.
  • Develops and oversees machine and process validation programs, ensuring validation timelines are met.
  • Work with production to be aware of production schedule and needs, ensuring manufacturing engineering is working as a team with production to achieve goals.
  • Prepare and manage capital projects including identifying scope, cost, milestones, etc.
  • Establishes, prepares, implements, revises, and maintains policies and procedures related to engineering and facilities.
  • Oversees scope development, estimating and schedule commitments as part of building capex project proposals and administers and oversees Master site planning efforts at sites as required
  • Drives site projects and project teams as needed, works with sites to problem solve and clear roadblocks during execution, and coordinates steerco’s and governance metrics for sites in the network
  • Support operating sites in the following areas: Capex planning, Technical reviews on projects
  • Review, analysis and recommendations on new technologies and/or service providers
  • Operational review on challenging site problems (i.e. Contaminations, equipment robustness etc.) 

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Plans and coordinates the work of engineering staff.
  • Oversees engineering staff and ensures that they meet goals and objectives.
  • Recruits additional engineering staff as needed.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Provides training and mentoring as needed.

 Candidate Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Min. 15 years of Engineering experience in a plant environment
  • Min. 5 years of Engineering Management experience in the Pharma Industry
  • Excellent people, communication and management skills to create a team environment
  • Good leadership skills to motivate plant personnel and gain their respect
  • Solid knowledge base and experience in engineering/construction project controls and project execution and ability/experience functioning globally within a diverse team
  • Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations.

Candidate Nice to Have:

  • PE license or Master’s degree in Engineering or an MBA
  • Knowledge of Sterile Aseptic Filling Operations
  • Startup or Small company experience working in a dynamic and hands-on role.
  • Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, continuous improvement, etc.
  • Contract Manufacturing experience working closely with customers and clients

Keywords: BioPharma, Pharma, Engineering, Maintenance, FDA, 483, Consent Decree, CMO, Sterile Aseptic, filling, FFS, Management, six sigma, Lean, CDMO, Manufacturing, Plant,

 

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