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Sr. Manager, Facilities Engineering

Company: Boston Beer Corporation
Location: Breinigsville
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

We are currently hiring a Sr. Manager Facilities Engineer in Breinigsville, PA.
The Sr. Manager Facilities Engineer is responsible for providing technical leadership for Boston Beer's Facilities and Utilities equipment capital program and Construction Management functions. Multi-site corporate responsibility for production breweries in PA, OH & DE and the Boston Brewery, Angry Orchard Cider Innovation Center and other small brewery and Tap Room locations with a focus on capacity/capability expansion, cost savings, asset lifecycle replacement, and new technologies and innovations across Facilities and Utilities machinery. Manage a team of 5-6 direct reports (project managers, project engineers, third party construction managers) across sites.
What You'll Brew:
Facilities and Utilities Engineering:

  • Interfacing with Engineering management and colleagues, Brewery management, Supply Chain leadership, and Corporate Finance to organize and resource the Facilities and Utilities portion of the annual Capital Plan which services the key Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost, Innovation, Capability and Service needs and goals for the business.
  • Providing input into the evaluation and approval of capital expenditure proposals for the whole of Boston Beer company Facilities and Utilities operations. Providing input/advocacy on capital investment and monitoring and driving results to assure maximum return on capital investments and planned Supply Chain Facilities and Utilities capabilities.
  • Providing expertise on capital projects by leading the development of specifications for Facilities and Utilities Assets and Automation. Expertise is maintained continuously and at a high level via industry benchmarking, ongoing close relationships with key suppliers and participation in business specific innovation execution.
  • Leading the largest and most complex Facilities and Utilities capital projects from concept to completion and commissioning for the Boston Beer Company.
  • Driving implementation of engineering solutions to complex operational issues to ensure high percentage of Facilities and Utilities uptime.
  • Managing project installation/construction, start-up, commissioning, and effective training on technology to brewery operating personnel.

    Facilities and Utilities Development:

    • Primary technical Facilities and Utilities materials interface with Brewery Leadership.
    • Lead ideation for Facilities and Utilities concepts, completing proof of principle testing when applicable, resourcing and then scaling-up the concept through deployment while ensuring technical rigor and minimizing disruptions to daily brewery operations.
    • Identifying, developing, and deploying innovative new Facilities and Utilities technology, and systems that bring competitive cost advantage to Boston Beer.
    • Serving as the primary conduit between Engineering and the Corporate Facilities teams and for Facilities and Utilities related to the capacity and capabilities expansions.

      Management and Leadership:

      • Leading and developing a team of Project and Facilities and Utilities Engineers to facilitate from design, through construction, commissioning, qualification and verification of Facilities and Utilities focused capital and non-capital projects by planning, directing and delegating work assignments, approving purchasing decisions, coordinating scheduling, etc.
      • Building and sustaining a culture of employee engagement, efficient execution, and an environment where individuals and team can excel and continuously improve.
      • Interfacing with brewery management and personnel to provide 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, capacity expansions, manufacturing flexibility improvement opportunities, improved product quality, and governmental compliance with a focus on Facilities and Utilities.
      • Leading the development of new or improved Facilities and Utilities equipment, processes, structures, designs, and materials.
      • Identifying and developing the application of new technologies which improve company Facilities and Utilities operations and processes.
      • Supervising designer/draftsman, and outside consulting engineers as assigned, managing work scheduling, work quality, and performance.
      • Ability to be flexible and shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment.
      • Up to 60% travel if home location not the PA Brewery

        Working Conditions

        • Must practice safe work methods and comply with wearing and using the proper PPE 100% of the time on the floor and always work in a safe manner.
        • May require 12-hour days, weekends, and holidays.
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to endure on a daily basis, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, and crouching.
        • Tolerate summer/winter temperature conditions and Hot and Cold in Production Environment

          What Ingredients You'll Bring:
          Minimum Qualifications:

          • 12+ years combined experience in Facilities and Utilities or project engineering and development in beverage, food, or CPG manufacturing environment
          • 3+ years managing professionals and engineers
          • Extensive practical experience with:

            • Industrial Building Construction and systems, Industrial HVAC systems, roofing and flooring
            • Construction and site use permitting
            • Warehouse equipment to include racking, dock doors, shelters, levelers, trailer restraints
            • Site security systems
            • Stormwater runoff mitigation and regulation
            • Large scale ammonia refrigeration systems, large scale steam boilers, air compressors
            • High flow chilled water distribution
            • CO2 collection, storage and truck unloading
            • Liquid nitrogen truck unloading, storage, vaporization and distribution
            • Water treatment to include filtration, water softening, degasification, carbon treatment, deaeration, heat transfer and reverse osmosis,
            • Bulk chemical truck unloading, storage and distribution to include caustic, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid
            • Wastewater pH correction, pre-treatment and source reduction

              Other operations and major equipment systems in food/beverage of CPG industries.

              • Experience in fast-paced manufacturing environment a plus
              • Exceptional project management skills
              • Excellent oral and written communication skills
              • Value engineering expertise
              • Demonstrated project/idea development skills
              • Solid financial aptitude
              • Proven problem solving/conflict resolution skills; be able to think through issues and arrive at well-thought conclusions.
              • Demonstrated ability to be successful in a collaborative team environment.
              • Highly effective multi-tasker; resourceful with a "get-it-done, can-do" attitude.
              • Able to impact and effect positive change with a flexible, open-minded, positive approach

                Some Perks:
                Our people are our most important "ingredient." We hire the best talent; and we reward, develop, and retain them too.
                In addition to generous healthcare on day one, stock purchase plan, 401k and more, Full Time Boston Beer Coworkers have the following perks available*:

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

                  *Talk to your recruiter about eligibility
                  Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact for assistance.


Keywords: Boston Beer Corporation, Allentown , Sr. Manager, Facilities Engineering, Engineering , Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

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