R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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Director of Engineering

Location: Orange County, NY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $150,000.00 - $200,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 5/15/2018
Job ID: 02596863
Job Description
Job Description:
This person will be responsible for leading the engineering organization within this rapidly-growing company and will also be responsible for leading the company capital program. This person will have a team of 6 engineers who report to them and this group handles corporate projects and process improvement initiatives from conception through completion. This person’s responsibilities will be wide ranging and encompass:
  • Developing creative project execution strategies
  • Recommending and providing technical direction and input to continuous improvement projects
  • Developing internal project and engineering standards
  • Developing multi-year company capital plans and priorities
  • Providing financial estimates for early-stage business projects
  • Presenting information to the board when needed
This person will report to the VP of Supply Chain and Manufacturing who reports to the CEO. Travel will be required for the role and will average 25-50% depending on the nature of the work. The role is open because the incumbent is retiring. Ideally, this company would like to get someone on-board before this person retires so that they can shadow this person a bit.
Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred, will consider other degree with commensurate experience
  • Must have at least 12 years of experience in managing capital projects and must have experience managing a single project of at least $30MM, and capital budgets of at least $30MM
  • Candidates must have some foods or pharma experience in their background - it doesn't have to be their most recent experience, but it has to be something they have done at some point
  • International experience is HIGHLY preferred