Director of Engineering

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Lexington, KY
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
May 16, 2017
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Company Information:
The company is a $2B, privately-held manufacturer of all-natural animal feed additives, agricultural additives, food/beverage additives and various other related products. Four of this company’s manufacturing facilities are located within driving distance of Lexington, KY and overall, this company has over 4,500 employees in 120+ countries throughout the World.
Job Description:
This person will work at the World HQ for a rapidly growing additives manufacturer and will be a key player in forming an in-house engineering team that will primarily be focused on engineering design for projects at facilities all over the world. This person will be responsible for building this engineering group from the ground-floor and the ultimate goal is that this group will handle front-end process design and design validation for projects which will include everything from process improvement projects to green-field plant build-outs and beyond. In speaking with several of the employees at this company, they all say that they enjoy the fast-paced nature of the work here, the global business experience that is offered, the opportunities that are consistently available to make a mark on the company, and the day-in, day-out challenges of the work involved.
Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering minimum, advanced degree a plus
  • 15+ years of post-college industry experience
  • Qualified candidates will be out of process backgrounds that use spray drying and fermentation (yeast, bacteria, algae) technology; pluses would include knowledge of separation, fractionation and other types of drying technology
  • Must have managed a team of at least 3 engineers
  • Must have an expertise in front-end process design or front-end engineering design (FEED)
  • Must be able to travel 25-30% of the time, as necessary
  • Must possess superior communication and organization skills and have a demonstrated ability to work with people at many different levels within an organization
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced work environment