Engineering Manager/Director (Santa Cruz, CA) – 1718

Job Description:

The Engineering Manager / Director is the Onsite Senior Technical Leader that leads the process engineering, project engineering, production maintenance, and facilities maintenance functions. As a member of the site leadership team, you will lead the development & delivery of solutions to support the quality, performance, and delivery of products and enhancement of value to our customers. You must have strong leadership skills with a focus on excellence and continuous improvement.



  • Identify technical solutions to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and reduce conversion loss
  • Standardize equipment setup and changeovers
  • Enhance Total Preventative Maintenance programs on production and facility equipment
  • Implement new cost savings initiatives
  • Lead automation efforts
  • Lead process improvement projects
  • Have overall responsibility for maintaining the facility and site
  • Manage capital budgets
  • Manage cross functional teams
  • Develop individuals & build a World Class Technical Organization



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Held senior technical/management roles in a regulated environment
  • Minimum of 10 years’ overall manufacturing/engineering/maintenance experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing or leading engineers and technical teams
  • Experience with managing a engineering and maintenance function in a regulated industry
  • Experience with high speed assembly or packaging equipment in an automated environment


Other Skills:

  • Advanced degree in science, engineering or a related discipline
  • Experience in developing and adhering to budget expectations
  • Strong track record in business case development in a technical environment
  • Proven record of significant improvements in industry
  • Six Sigma Certification or Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Proven Change Management skills

Relocation assistance provided.



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