Director Of Engineering
Posted on Sep 15, 2021 by Leap Hospitality
In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the standards of conduct and performance as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
The Director of Engineering will design systems, maximize utilization of machinery and equipment, optimize facility performance, and assist with systems installation, implementation, and maintenance.
Direct Reports None
Indirect Reports Facility Maintenance Managers
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Oversee the implementation and continuity of maintenance policies and procedures at our cultivation (GP) and vertical facilities
Establish a preventative maintenance (PM) program for all critical systems in all GP and vertical facilities
Prepare annual audits to assess the physical condition of buildings, grounds, and equipment
Develop national maintenance program for all GP and vertical facilities
Support the Cultivation Department in optimizing the performance of controls systems and equipment.
Serve as the main point of contact for controls and mechanical equipment vendors.
Define and implement key maintenance methodologies, eg, critical equipment lists, budgeting tools, work order process, preventive maintenance techniques, outage planning
Provide appropriate maintenance reporting tools and systems to support maintenance decision making
Define, implement, and maintain optimal maintenance reporting tools
Ensure coordination and collaboration between facilities for consistency of systems and national roll-out where appropriate
Participate in the interview, selection, and training process for new maintenance employees
Propose and implement a training program for all maintenance employees
Train and coach our maintenance professionals on use of developed tools and methodologies
In coordination with the Operations and Real Estate teams, evaluate the design of agricultural facilities.
Review plans for new and existing facilities with clients, contractors, consultants, and other engineers.
Support design for extraction, food processing, and related mechanical systems.
Assist with the design of new, expanded, and/or updated Grow + Production (GP) structures or facilities.
In conjunction with the Expansion team and local Facility Maintenance Managers, coordinate and direct the activities of all contractors to ensure timely and cost-effective completion of projects
Partner with local Facility Maintenance Managers and vendors to ensure the timely completion of service requests
Serve as a first responder to coordinate the activities following a casualty event such as fire, flood, storms, and other major events. Partner with local Facility Maintenance Managers and vendors to manage the immediate repairs and ongoing repair work following the event.
Maintain positive and responsive relationships with government and safety related officials and inspectors
Work with the Retail Property Management team to establish national procurement and service arrangements
Advise on layout of new facilities, assisting with the overall flow of operations for all areas of GP facilities.
SECONDARY JOB DUTIES
Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Accomplish all tasks appropriately assigned or requested
Fill in for other positions as needed
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Due to state regulations, qualified candidates for this position must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a fingerprinting background and drug screening- certain criminal convictions may disqualify candidates based on state medical marijuana licensing regulations.
Minimum Bachelor's degree in engineering, horticulture, agriculture or related field. Advanced degree strongly preferred in Engineering, Agronomy and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, or Crop Sciences.
7+ years experience as an Agricultural or Mechanical Engineer or similar
Previous commercial cannabis growing experience preferred.
Sound technical understanding in agricultural engineering options for indoor growing facilities including air, water, and equipment.
Demonstrated ability to design Grow facilities.
Some exposure to food processing design and equipment helpful.
Proficient knowledge in environment, health and safety standards in agricultural operations required.
Knowledge of food safety, security and GMP guidelines.
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Familiarity with connected growing technology
Familiarity with cultivation monitoring systems
Required Knowledge and Skills
Success with design and function for indoor crops.
Experience with Argus, Priva, or similar indoor farming controls systems.
Experience with HVAC, boilers, chillers, etc.
Experience with quality programs and data-driven business evaluation.
Food processing industry experience is helpful.
Experience effectively implementing and utilizing information systems that create operational efficiencies and better information is highly valued
Creative problem solver
Strong analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Honesty, integrity, and fairness.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Warehouse environment with artificial lighting and ventilation
Potential for mold exposure.
Potential for allergic reaction or hypersensitivity to the marijuana plants
Carbon dioxide (CO2) may be encountered. CO2 can displace oxygen at high concentrations. CO2 exposure can cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, rapid breathing, and increased heart rate; in extreme cases, unconsciousness and death can result.
The warehouse is properly ventilated, however, marijuana cultivation produces ozone from the chemical reaction of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, such as terpenes that are given off from the marijuana plant. Terpenes and nitric oxides can be associated with eye, skin and mucous irritation. In some people, ozone can cause decreased lung function and/or exacerbate pre-existing health effects, especially in workers with asthma or other respiratory complications. PPE in the form of respiratory protection may be recommended in certain parts of the warehouse.
Other potential environmental hazards
Wet Walking/Working Surfaces
Working at Heights
Machines and Hand Tools
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