Head of Engineering (Atlanta, GA)

| Atlanta, GA
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Joining King's Hawaiian makes you part of our `ohana (family). As a family-owned business for over seventy years, we respect our roots while thinking about our future as we continue to grow and care for our customers and the communities we serve. Our `ohana members build an environment of inclusivity as they freely collaborate, pursue learning through curiosity, and explore innovation as critical thinkers. Beyond that, we are also passionate about supporting the long-term health and well-being of our employees and their families. If you're excited to rise with our team, come and join our Ohana!
Summary: The Head of Engineering reports to the Chief Operations Officer. This position is responsible for leading the King's Hawaiian Engineering Team to provide equipment and process solutions that enable our Manufacturing Teams to produce irresistible products in a predictable, reliable, safe and efficient manner. The Head of Engineering will oversee the three major capabilities of the Engineering team: Project Engineering, Process Engineering and Mechanical and Decision Automation.
Job Requirements• Designs and implements the King's Hawaiian Engineering strategic plan and build-out of new production capacity.• Develops and owns the Engineering organization budget as well as the company capital budget.• Assists with the evaluation and selection of building and bakery process equipment.• Collaborates with equipment manufacturers and other service vendors to drive proper support for our manufacturing plants.• Evaluates and recommends new technologies related to bakery process equipment.• Communicates with Leadership Team members to ensure priorities are aligned and resources (People / Time / Finances) are properly allocated.• Collaborates with individuals as a strategic business thought partner across functions to determine their high-level Engineering needs.• Collaborates with business stakeholders on their process improvement and re-engineering initiatives.• Helps drive a constant continuous improvement mindset within the Engineering Team and throughout the company• Maintains positive vendor relationships and ensures vendor adherence to King's Hawaiian's Corporate Values.
QUALIFICATIONS• BS Engineering degree required. A graduate degree is highly desired.• 5-10 years of experience in food manufacturing required. Baking experience highly desired.• Experience with food manufacturing automation, vision systems, and robotics.• Understanding of decision automation, and a strong desire to make this a strong capability at King's Hawaiian.• Extensive experience in the specification and maintenance of food manufacturing equipment.• Critical, analytical thinker with a proven ability to create, convey and successfully deploy Engineering strategies.• Strong Emotional Intelligence qualities.
Note: This position description indicates the critical features of the role as they are presently envisioned. They are subject to change at any time due to business conditions or other reasons. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.
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King's Hawaiian Benefits Overview

"Aloha" means "being connected with the breath of life." We aim to share our belief that a healthy lifestyle includes making time for movement, meditation, nourishment, new experiences, and relationships through our robust benefits programs.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
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Open door policy
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Open office floor plan
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