Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is seeking an off-centered Engineering Manager to lead our Engineering Group. The successful candidate should be a highly functional blend of technical know-how, people leadership and cultural fit for a growing, innovative and off-centered brewery. You will head up the engineering team that facilitates equipment design, installation and improvement in all departments of our brewery, including brewing, packaging and warehouse. You’ll also oversee facilities and grounds, to include utilities and water treatment. You will be called upon to organize and prioritize the department in execution of capital projects, engineering level redesign improvement projects, operation of wastewater treatment/environmental process and other utility projects. In that vein, it is fair to say here, you must love projects. You will hire, mentor and retain talented coworkers who add depth to the department. As much as we love our beer, our people hold our heart and you’ll lead a pretty diverse group of them. Healthy expectation setting with strong accountability will be the key to your success, not just with your people and peers but with vendors alike. A manager who can roll up his/her sleeves and turn a wrench as well as delegate should do well. You should be as comfortable in the brewery as behind a desk or trust us, this gig ain’t for you.
The highly successful Engineering Manager will be a highly organized, well-planned and structured calm in the storm. You must be a great pro-active communicator, who is able to build rapport and camaraderie both inter- and intra-departmentally to ensure excellent service in all areas of the brewery. You should possess a strong focus on design quality, safety, efficiency and fiscal responsibility. This focus should lend itself to a constant evaluation of work practices and equipment performance in the spirit of improvement.
The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 7 years supervisory engineering experience in a production environment. A four year degree in an engineering science, high speed packaging operations and/or batch processing experience is preferred. Computer skills should include proficiency in MS Office, CMMS systems, CAD, and accounting software, preferably Tabware, and Great Plains. Understanding the role of metrics in an organization is important; however, an ability to implement through education the ones that make sense (while discarding the rest) is essential. The successful candidate will be immersed in brewery process. To that end the physical requirements of the job will include the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work overhead, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl.
Dogfish Head Brewery offers competitive compensation including bonus potential, 401K company match, a fabulous health care package to include health/dental and most importantly perhaps FREE beer!
If interested in this exciting role, please send a cover letter with resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax your resume to (302) 684-0541. Resumes with no cover letters will be hard pressed for review. Please help came HR folks sane, no phone calls pretty-please. EOE