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Senior Director Of Engineering

Company: Porifera
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT PORIFERA Porifera manufactures innovative forward osmosis membrane elements and systems, and supplies process solutions to a variety of industries. Our unique products enable industries to efficiently remove water and retain only the most valuable components of their products. This award-winning technology facilitates the non-thermal concentration of food and beverage products, the reduction of water waste, improvements to water reuse, and more efficient processing solutions to help companies make better products using less energy.
We are a small, highly qualified team of professionals in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. Together, we've developed a revolutionary product and we continue to explore new frontiers in processing and purification. As our business grows, we seek exceptional talent to join our elite team.
POSITION OVERVIEW The ideal candidate for this role has strong leadership and interpersonal skills, organization and attention to detail, with the ability to visualize processes and objects. Our new Senior Director of Engineering will contribute significantly and help lead strategy, planning, target-setting, operational and organizational effectiveness.
We're looking for an individual who is passionate about building teams, solving problems, and establishing a culture of cooperation, safety, and performance. The Senior Director will take an active role in talent development for the engineering organization to help grow, mentor, and lead an excellent team of engineering managers.
Porifera seeks a candidate with demonstrated success with a significant customer/partner-facing role during the product commercialization process.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES - Provide technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the Engineering team - Communicate engineering successes while illustrating the business value of delivered capabilities. - Work with executive leadership to set expectations, manage risks, dependencies and tradeoffs inevitable in complex project delivery - Lead the design and development of membrane processing systems - Provide engineering guidance for product manufacturing - New product development (i.e next-gen membrane elements and systems for new applications) - Delivery of custom systems to our current customer base and transitioning to more scalable modular systems
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS - Experience designing and delivering complex fluid processing solutions from P&IDs to equipment selection to detailed design. - Experience transitioning from custom-engineered process solutions to scalable modular solutions - Experience with automated manufacturing of membranes and packaging for manufacturability - Knowledge of food and beverage system design, sanitary components, and design for cleanability. Knowledge of reverse osmosis system design a plus. - Knowledge of PLC controlled automated systems, panel design, and electrical components. - Experience piloting wastewater and/or food and beverage systems. - Experience designing injected molded parts a plus. - Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering - 10+ years of Engineering experience at technology-led organizations. - 5+ years managing and leading teams or in delivering large/multi-disciplined project - Strong leadership skills with a passion for building/growing businesses - Experience in membrane processing and/or food equipment manufacturing. - Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to a wide variety of tasks and functions.
HOW TO APPLY Submit your resume and any supportive documentation via LinkedIn. Only applicants being considered will be contacted.

HIRING STATEMENT Porifera is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities (EEO) are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Women or minority candidates are encouraged to apply. In addition to federal law requirements, Porifera complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Porifera expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Porifera's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Keywords: Porifera, San Leandro , Senior Director Of Engineering, Executive , San Leandro, California

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