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Mastronardi Products Senior Director, Facilities and Engineering in Livonia, Michigan

  • Operations

  • SENIO03774


Livonia, MI, USA


Primary Function: This position is responsible for leading the Engineering function for the company, directing all engineering services to support all functions and facilities in the Company, achieving optimal cost effectiveness and process efficiencies. This is a hands-on role in the field, working across manufacturing and distribution center operations and farms. This position supervises project engineering managers and other support personnel.

Values: To perform the job successfully, the incumbent’s behavior must be consistent with the PRIDE values expected of all Mastronardi Produce employees: be Passionate; have Respect; be Innovative; be Driven and strive for Excellence. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Engineering function across complex projects, delivering results on plan

  • Lead, coach, and develop a team of three to ten Engineering and/or CI professionals

  • Evaluate, determine, and propose future facility layouts and design (including equipment, technologies, and automation to improve productivity, operational efficiencies, yield, quality, safety, utilities, and sustainability

  • Work collaboratively to develop and manage the capital budget and plan for the Supply Chain (End-to-End) by working directly with various operational leaders as well as leading corporate driven projects

  • Prioritize and assign engineering projects, with on-time completion within budget, toward achieving company goals

  • Provide direct support for Company farms and guidance for Growing partners

  • Ensure that employee safety and health, food safety, food quality, and sustainability are appropriately engineered into every project

  • Work with appropriate functional areas to achieve company goals related to the Engineering Function

  • Report on engineering variances and adjust projects as needed

  • Interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; appraise performance; manage employee performance; address issues and resolve problems

Education/Background Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required

  • Progressive experience related to the role with 10+ years of job-related experience required

  • Food or Refrigerated industry engineering experience preferred

  • Experience in vendor/contractor management and strategic sourcing across mechanical, plumbing, process, HVAC, refrigeration, building, electrical, and general construction management, driving both facility maintenance engineering projects as well as productivity projects

  • Experience leading PLC and Controls Automation

  • Experience working in a collaborative environment, utilizing value engineering approaches, and working in environment with a Continuous Improvement mindset

  • PMP or equivalent project management certification preferred

  • Six-sigma Green Belt preferred Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position

  • Ability to read and interpret documents relating to process operations

  • Ability to understand production terminology and government regulations

  • Ability to speak effectively to management and vendors concerning production service improvement issues

  • Ability to develop written reports and budgets

  • Ability to perform calculations and provide advice relating to the application of mathematics to production process improvement

  • Ability to apply concepts of engineering

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

  • Ability to operate a variety of standard business machines

  • Ability to understand related engineering and processing concepts and have project management skills to lead multiple projects at one time, while making sound business decisions

  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle and maintaining a valid driver’s license Working Conditions:

  • Frequently (more than 75% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear

  • Occasionally required (up to 33% of the time) to walk and stand

  • Occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

  • Frequently work near moving mechanical parts

  • Regularly work in outdoor weather conditions, in high, precarious places and in non-weather-related cold/refrigerated environment

  • Personal protective equipment may be required to be worn when in operations environment, such as hearing protection, protective footwear, and other PPE as appropriate

  • Travel up to 25% of time







Team Player:Works well as a member of a group

Functional Expert:Considered a thought leader on a subject

Detail Oriented:Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated:Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



Self-Starter:Inspired to perform without outside help

Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



Bachelors or better

Posted: December 9, 2020