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Production Engineering Manager

Agro Merchants Group

This is a Contract position in Pedricktown, NJ posted March 21, 2020.

We are looking for a Production Engineering Manager who will take our successful business to the next level. In this challenging role, you will be exposed to a successful, dynamic and fast-growing global logistics service organization who is currently working on organizational integration and transition after the acquisition of many mid-sized companies. We will continue creating a solid basis for further and responsible growth of the company. 


Position Summary

In this role, the Production Enginnering Manager will focus on optimizing the operation of production and packing equipment, maximizing uptime, equipment efficiency and maintenance programs. Hands-on, analytically-minded thought leader in Production Engineering.


Your Responsibilities

In our dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial environment the Production Engineering Manager will have the following responsibilities:

·        Lead all production engineering and maintenance, encompassing capital and process development projects, providing expert technical knowledge.

·        Responsible for providing leadership, demonstrating strong people skills and management to a team of production technicians; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing programs and personnel policies and procedures.

·        Design, prove, implement and maintain production systems & equipment to deliver product on time, to quality requirements and to cost.

·        Review efficiencies and eliminate waste within the manufacturing process.

·        Responsible for installation, maintenance and improvement of production/ packing lines, managing contractors and ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.

·        Development and maintenance of equipment replacement plan, including budgeting, scheduling and execution. Budgetary responsibilities for production equipment maintenance and capital expenditure.

·        Drive continuous improvement activities in quality, cycle times, process improvement, machine availability through lean techniques and value engineering to enhance the capability of existing processes and remove waste.

·        Provide technical inputs to bids for new business and facilitate successful outcomes.

·        Develop and maintain project plans and budgets to ensure delivery of milestones to agreed cost targets and timescales.

·        Ensure accuracy of Production Engineering procedures and documentation, all in line with AGRO AOPS model, and company requirements.

·        Analyze and manage spare parts procurement, ordering, usage and planning.

·        Analyze equipment downtime, identify trends and develop corrective action plans to ensure maximum uptime and reliability.

·        Monitor performance of machinery and equipment; adjust and calibrate as needed, ensuring that equipment meets specifications and requirements, and maximizing uptime.


Required Skills and experience

·        BA, BS or MS degree preferred.

·        Minimum 5 years in production engineering role, in a fast-paced environment.

·        Self-supervising within the expectations of Management, with highly proactive and self-starting personality.

·        Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts.

·        Understanding technical information, and broad understanding of production practices.

·        Responsive problem solving and action-oriented mindset.

·        Excellent communication (oral and written); excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

·        Experienced in use of MS Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

·        Hands on experience in a production environment.

·        Shows integrity and trust.

Our offer

Besides an excellent remuneration package, you will have the unique opportunity to shape and build the Project Management Office in our successful and fast-growing company. Together with our executive team, you will play a pivotal role in bringing our organization to the next level.



If you are interested in the position of Production Engineering Manager, please apply by either using the Apply button or send an e-mail to [email protected]