Engineering Manager | Tulare

Tulare, CA 93274

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Executive/ Management Job Number: Js317731125 Compensation: 140000

Job Description

Title: Engineering Manager

Location: Tulare, CA



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Hire Type:  Direct hire


Job Summary

The Engineering Manager will manage the development and execution of technical initiatives at the plant. This includes the management of process, reliability, automation/equipment engineering and project management for the plant engineering team.


Job Duties:

  • Partner with Plant Director of Corporate Director of Engineering to understand forecasted demand, conduct capacity analysis, ensure manpower and capital is in place to achieve requirements.
  • Develops and distributes progress and project status reports for plant projects.
  • Engages in creative problem solving to address operational issues including ergonomic/safety, efficiency improvements, process bottlenecks, quality concerns.
  • Work with the team to ensure manufacturing processes are effectively documented through work instructions and operating procedures.
  • Guides Manufacturing Engineering and support functions for current manufacturing processes, new process justification and implementation, machines, equipment, tooling and work standards.
  • Coordinates all Capex projects related to the facility including forecasting, planning and monitoring projects to completion. Coordinates outside vendors.
  • Partners with Plant Director and internal and external teams to ensure productivity compliance through process improvement and efficiency.
  • Drive safety awareness, comprehension, and compliance with all company, plant and OSHA requirements. Provide technical support as needed.
  • Provide guidance and oversight in development and execution of plant renovations and expansions, coordinates outside contractors and vendors.
  • Fire protection system – sprinklers, fire pumps, hydrants, towers, emergency notification systems, etc.
  • Manage all NH3 operations, ensuring PSM system is compliant with OSHA regulations.
  • Advise and assist plant management staff and supervisors in development of improved equipment operating methods and processes for more efficient operations.
  • Establish objectives for efficiency of plant energy consumed, managing utility costs by collaborating with maintenance manager.
  • Work with Maintenance Manager to ensure that overall Engr. And Maintenance Department goals are aligned.
  • Work with governmental agencies and third-party companies (AXA, etc.) as needed to ensure Facility is compliant with all regulations.
  • Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) standards as outlined in the plant’s QRMP accountability document, including the implementation, improvement and ongoing maintenance.
  • Following up with facility team leaders on continuous cost reduction/process improvement ideas and performing other responsibilities as the need arises.
  • Ability to work flexible hours. May include weekends, holidays or late shifts during installation periods.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • 5+ Years demonstrated experience managing direct-reporting team members preferred.
  • Food industry experience.
  • Familiar with the following trades: Mechanical, Electrical, Automation, Utilities and Construction.
  • Strong Analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Financial and budgetary skills.
  • Understanding of instrumentation, PLC and Scada controls.
  • Ability to build trusting, strategic and effective working relationships that improve team performance and deliver results.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects in a changing, complex environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Project, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledgeable of regulatory issues, dairy equipment and processes. Needs to continually update knowledge regarding industrial developments.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 

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