Associate Director, Technical Operations

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 20, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Associate Director, Technical Operations is the technical leader for the pilot plant. He/She is responsible for all Engineering and Maintenance activities related to the facility and manufacturing equipment.

This includes managing the following areas:

  • Manufacturing Support
  • All facets of engineering (Mechanical, Process, Controls, Electrical)
  • Validation
  • Maintenance
  • Capital Planning and Spending
  • Technical support for new product introductions

Responsibilities :

  • Financial responsibility for the Maintenance and Engineering Budgets financial responsibility for Capital Spending
  • Partner with cross-functional peers to ensure the success of the pilot plant goals and objectives
  • Develop appropriate Engineering and Maintenance strategies aligned with the business
  • Assure his/her personnel and the personnel they serve work in a safe environment and with the proper safety tools and procedures
  • Maintain the proper compliance level in the job they perform
  • Assure the proper human resources, tools and equipment are in place to assure the expected service
  • Assure his/her personnel have the proper training and education to perform the required job and service.
  • Negotiate, secure, oversee & ensure that resources are available to meet the demands of the projects and goals of the pilot plant
  • Continually look for opportunities for process optimization, energy savings, cost avoidance and cost reduction
  • All aspects of people leadership: setting expectations, coaching, counseling, developing, evaluating, feedback, hiring, discipline, and separations related to Engineering and Maintenance staff.

Grade Level will be based on Education level & Years of Experience


  • B.S in Engineering required due to the technical nature of the position
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years in engineering with exposure to equipment and facility planning, design, construction and operation in a manufacturing environment

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled