Director of Engineering & Maintenance

New England

Our client is a subsidiary of an international food organization with multiple state-of-the-art food processing facilities on the East Coast. The Director of Engineering & Maintenance is a newly created position due to growth/expansion initiatives. This leader will be responsible for planning maintenance tasks designed to maximize the effectiveness, skills, material and equipment They will be responsible for supporting and accomplishing team goals and objectives by working closely with other departments and leading capital projects for the facility. 

Reports to: Vice President Operations

Compensation: to $150K + bonus

Position Responsibilities:

  • Plans, drives, and oversees maintenance system programs to meet plant requirements.  
  • Creates and recommends purchasing plans to implement plant policies and objectives and to attain optimum utilization of machinery and materials, with overall cost reduction.
  • Manages a team of 8 mechanics and is responsible for the maintenance of the entire plant and all equipment. This team is likely to grow to about 12 in the next 2 years.
  • Oversees and manages the system to schedule and plan preventative maintenance jobs, using KAIZEN and One Point Lesson (OPL) on a regular basis to improve plant efficiency. 
  • Handles and reviews negotiation from contractors such as, quotes and cost estimates. All while monitoring expenditures, reconciling purchases, and maintaining accurate files.
  • Enhance our Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other maintenance systems. 
  • Contribute to sustainable initiatives such as site inspections and energy surveys while remaining abreast of current legislation to ensure corporate compliance.

Qualifications:

  • 15 years’ experience with demonstrated success in a senior management role is acceptable.
  • Ten (10) years of maintenance experience in food processing facility is required.
  • Experience with ammonia refrigeration and ISO9000 experience preferred.
  • Experience in budgeting, planning, estimations and building rapport with all team members.

For More Information Please Contact:

Tim Healy                                                       781-248-7494

President                                                         tim@tchresource.com     

Capital Project Engineer

Position: Capital Project Engineer

Location: Midwest

Industry: Food Manufacturing

Reports To: Director of Engineering

TCH Resource & Recruitment, Inc., an established food, and beverage manufacturing industry recruiting firm has been engaged to help recruit an experienced Project Engineer. Our client is a well-known, branded beverage manufacturer with several sites in North America.  

This leader will identify, evaluate, develop, design, and implement plant improvements in many areas:

– packaging asset replacement/upgrade projects

– bottling/canning and packaging systems and optimization process changes

– new technologies to achieve increased productivity

– enhanced manufacturing/packaging flexibility and capacity

– improved product quality

– improved safety systems

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a mix project engineering and project management on assigned capital projects primarily with a primary focus on packaging equipment and automated material handling systems.
  • Interface with internal customers and stakeholders (Operations, Maintenance, Quality, EHS) and operating personnel to by providing hands-on situational troubleshooting expertise as well as identification, investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of new and innovative projects, processes, or equipment to achieve operating cost reductions, increase in throughput, capacity expansions, manufacturing flexibility improvement opportunities, improved product quality, and governmental compliance.
  • Responsible for scope definition, capital cost estimates, operating cost savings development, investment justification, system design, cost value analysis, equipment design specifications, development of engineering design specifications, and supervision/management of outside consulting engineering firms and contractors.
  • Prepares capital cost estimates and determines applicable cost savings, financial feasibility, capital risk and ROI/NPV for new equipment, construction, and modification to existing operations and systems.
  • Develop business case and plan for investment in new initiatives and new technologies.
  • Provides technical engineering consultation, assistance, and leadership.
  • Ability to travel between locations

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Engineering Degree required (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, or Chemical)
  • 5-7+ years of progressive project engineering and project management experience within the food, beverage, or consumer products industry with a mix of plant engineering and corporate engineering exposure.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a high-speed liquid filling operation
  • Experience specifying, managing installation, and starting up automated packaging equipment lines and/or material handling systems.
  • Continuous Improvement experience
  • Demonstrated packaging equipment/process troubleshooting skills
  • Capital project management skills and experience

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Prior experience as a front-line packaging operations manager or supervisor
  • PMP Certification
  • Mix of packaging, processing, and utilities engineering experience a plus.
  • Experience with liquid process systems as it relates to filling equipment and product supply
  • Knowledge and understanding of packaging automation and line controls
  • Knowledge of beverage packaging materials including cans, glass bottles, labels, corrugated, and paperboard packaging.
  • Experience with Manufacturing Excellence Programs such as the Integrated Work System (IWS).

Some Perks: 

In addition to generous healthcare on day one, stock purchase plan, 401k and more, full time employees will also have the following perks available*: 

  • Tuition reimbursement Fertility/adoption support 
  • Free financial coaching 
  • Health & wellness program and discounts 
  • Professional development & training 

For More Information Please Contact:

Tim Healy                                                                   781-837-0987

President                                                                     tim@tchresource.com

TCH Resource & Recruitment, Inc.                           www.tchresource.com

Controller

New England

TCH Resource & Recruitment, an established consumer packaged goods focused recruiting firm, has been engaged to help recruit an experienced Controller. Our client is a leading supplier of organic and allergen free food products. These products are sold through retail, wholesale and ecommerce channels to customers throughout the world. The company is growing rapidly. The last two years sales growth has averaged 20%. The Controller will be highly involved in tracking sales, gross margins, and cost of goods for a diverse group of products.  This role will have a large influence on the evolution of the finance/accounting department in a healthy and growing business.

Location: Remote (candidates located in the Northeast and New England preferred)

Reports to: CFO

Our Target Candidate:

  • Has a consumer packaged goods background, preferably as an Accounting Manager or Controller within the food and beverage manufacturing industry
  • Is passionate about storytelling with data and finding the “why” behind the data
  • Has a solid technology acumen with deep experience using an ERP platform like Netsuite and other workflow tools
  • Possesses a hands-on approach and collaborative work style
  • Has proven experience owning the close of books and balance sheet
  • Has public accounting / private equity experience
  • Has excellent Excel skills: pivot tables, vlookup, sumifs
  • Thrives in fast paced remote work environment
  • Has experience in inventory driven companies with mid to high volume of transactions

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records
  • Assure all accounts are reconciled monthly
  • Prepare 13-week cash forecast for CFO and management review weekly
  • Supervise accounts receivable manager and accounts payable functions
  • Work with department heads monitor and forecast operating costs
  • Process payroll, work with private equity sponsored benefit programs, point of contact for 401k
  • Support CFO in analysis of key reserves: inventory and sales deductions
  • Identify opportunities to automate / simplify processes.
  • Work with third party logistics firm and operation teams to coordinate annual physical and monthly cycle counts
  • Point of contact for audit by BDO
  • Prepare 1st pass of monthly reporting package
  • Support new product/customer costing/pricing and customer profitabili

For More Information Please Contact:

Tim Healy                                                                   781-837-0987

President                                                                     tim@tchresource.com

                         

Director Quality Assurance

Massachusetts

The QA Director is responsible and has the authority to oversee the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the SQF system. This will also include the food safety plan and the food quality plan. This leader will oversee the QA & Food Safety teams including a QA Manager.

Reports to: VP Operations

Compensation: to $140K + Bonus

Description

  • Must take appropriate action to maintain the integrity of the SQF System
  • Must communicate to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the SQF System
  • Must work as the leader in bringing information on new government regulations, new customers’ requirements, and new regulatory standards to be developed and implemented by the team
  • Must enforce the USDA regulations and requirements from other countries when product is exported
  • Must keep up to date and functional the HACCP-SQF system and prerequisite programs 
  • Coordinate all audits internal, 3rd Party, 2nd Party, customer and audits of the facility performed by other countries or by customers  
  • Mock Recall/Food Defense/Traceback Coordinator
  • Responsible for label and nutritional information for all new products 
  • Lead contract sanitation team. 
  • Oversee food safety and quality related training for all employee’s hygiene (new employees, annual and reinforcement)
  • Manage customer complaints relating to food safety and quality
  • Do verifications for HACCP-SQF system (on site verification, records verification, recurrence evaluation)
  • Make corrections on HACCP-SQF system and emit corrective action report following various audits
  • When regulations change, be sure all corrections are done for all control and verification affected by changes
  • Annually, verify and update all programs of HACCP-SQF system
  • Make microbiological analysis on product to determine shelf life and prepare report on findings
  • Be sure products label conform to regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that the company manufactures product that is safe and adheres to quality specifications and food safety set by the company, customers, and regulatory bodies
  • SQF Practitioner
  • Other related duties

Education / Training

  • Bachelor’s in food science or related field
  • HACCP Certified
  • Internal Auditing Training
  • SQF Practitioner
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite/Datahex

Related Experience/Requirements

Minimum 5+ years of experience in QA/Food Safety Management Level

Qualifications

  • Leadership skills and ability to manage staff
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate leadership experience with a high-functioning, fast-paced team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work quickly while maintaining a high-priority to the safety of our workforce
  • Implementation and maintenance of HACCP based food safety plans and food quality plans
  • Understanding of SQF and the requirements of maintaining the SQF system

For More Info Please Contact:

Tim Healy                                                       781-837-8113

President                                                         tim@tchresource.com