Director of Process Engineering
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Davis - Davis, CA

Location: Davis, CA or Chicago, IL  

 

THE ROLE 

 

The Director of Process Engineering will be responsible for comprehensive process design, layout, implementation, equipment specification and install from conception to start-up. They will be at the forefront of the exciting innovation within our new and existing Greenhouses, have full ownership over continuous improvement initiatives, and be critical in the decision making processes as we expand our footprint across the US.   

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO  

 

  • Support new Greenhouse development projects and commissioning  

  • Design, develop, and implement food production processes 

  • Lead engineering innovation including design, experimentation, reporting, and rapid prototyping 

  • Work closely with vendor partners on equipment selection, final design, and budgets 

  • Interface with other departments to determine new and existing needs  

  • Implement Six Sigma quality management and reporting  

  • Develop and track capital budgeting and expenditure  

  • Verify equipment selection achieves continuous improvement 

  • Integrate automation with existing equipment 

  • Ensure new installations are documented with SOPs for ongoing operations and maintenance 

 

WHO YOU ARE  

 

  • MEng or BSc in Engineering – material, agricultural, electrical or mechanical – or other related degree  

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience in a food manufacturing environment, ideally with fresh produce 

  • Experience reviewing and commenting on technical drawings from vendors and engineers 

  • AutoCAD drafting experience 

  • Electrical, plumbing and irrigation experience 

  • Demonstrated project management, organization, and leadership skills 

 

WHO WE ARE  

 

Gotham Greens is on a mission to transform how and where fresh produce is grown. We are a pioneer in urban indoor agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company. Through our national network of local high-tech farms, Gotham Greens delivers fresh, long-lasting, and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings and pesto dip all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers. 

 

Today, Gotham Greens has 9 locations with 600,000+ sq. ft. of hydroponic greenhouses across six U.S. states and over 400 team members. Since its launch in 2011, Gotham Greens has grown from a single urban rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a multi-state greenhouse operator and one of the largest hydroponic leafy green producers in North America. 

 

Gotham Greens recently raised $87 million in new equity and debt capital, bringing our total financing to $130 million and fueling our company’s next phase of growth. 

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