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Director of Engineering

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA

Be a part of our team and grow with us.

As the largest vertically integrated coffee company in the US, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is Coffee Complete™ delivering innovative solutions for the home, office, and foodservice with a long tradition of providing exceptional coffee expertise across our organization. Owned by global leader Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, MZB-USA operates the largest coffee farm on the beautiful island of Kauai, HI. Our family of brands is known globally and includes Segafredo Zanetti® Coffee and Espresso, Chock full o’Nuts®, Hills Bros., Hills Bros. Cappuccino, as well as Kauai Coffee® and more – we’re also one of the largest private label coffee providers in North America.  

Position Summary:

The person in this role will plan and direct all aspects of engineering activities within MZB-USA, ensuring all initiatives, projects, and processes are in conformance with the organization's policies and strategic initiatives. Although you will lead a team of skilled engineers, the right professional for this role will be someone who is also willing to provide hands-on expertise and advise teams directly when necessary.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Plan and lead capital expenditure and process improvement projects to meet strategic initiatives
  • Identify systems, equipment, processes, and technologies that will meet future cost and performance objectives
  • Lead teams and set department goals, as well as individual KPIs
  • Partner with new product development teams to ensure successful launches
  • Create and present CapEx strategies and recommendations to Senior Management Team
  • Track ROIs and analyze performance against measurable goals 
  • Ensure budgets and technical commitments are met and executed effectively
  • Evaluate training requirements and ensure equipment and facilities are in compliance and working at high efficiencies
  • Provide leadership and direction to create high-performing, innovative, and collaborative teams; counsel teams for day-to-day and long-range decision-making
 Required Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; MBA preferred
  • 7-10 years of industrial engineering and/or maintenance management with project engineering experience required
  • Experience in a food or beverage manufacturing environment strongly preferred; background with a CPG company preferred
  • Demonstrated technical leadership
  • Proven leadership skills needed and ability to manage numerous technical disciplines simultaneously
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and provide hands-on training to team members and others in order to build relationships and help drive engagement
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, FDA, and EPA compliance regulations, as well as PLC control systems, MES applications, and plant operation and support systems
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching and problem resolution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with precise attention to detail

We value our family of employees, offer great benefits… and have great coffee!  

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