Engineering Manager

Beyond Meat   •  

Columbia, MO

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 43 days ago

At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? It turns out you can. So we did. We make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
The Engineering Manager isresponsible for providing the technical expertise to deliver results for the plant and the businesses itsupports. The Engineering Manager isresponsible for a minimum of two directreports and has accountability for all engineering work andsupport of other functional areas. This role will provide critical technical leadership for major capital projects and ensure active Line Teams have solutions needed to drive safety, quality and performance plans.


    • Development of site strategic plan for technical staffing, capital investment, general competencies, and system/technology improvements
    • Coaching, mentoring, and development of plant technical resources
    • Accountability for management of external technical relationships with contractors, and equipment vendors
    • Provide technical leadership and site compliance with EPA and OSHA requirements in concert with designated functional experts
    • Provide site leadership to achieve maximization/optimization of capital assets and site utilization as well as lead safety initiatives in technical areas
    • Develop short term and long range capital investment plans for facility and be accountable for the planning and execution of all projects
    • Responsible for the capital investment process for the site (e.g. standards, project management, capital approval, etc.)
    • Develop and support strategies that integrate Vertical Start-Up (VSU) and Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies into the Master Plan
    • Provide leadership for the application of VSU/CI, tools, and training to meet business objectives
    • Provide site leadership for technical solutions to operational problems including systems optimization, removing bottle-necks, and troubleshooting
    • Accountable for the strategy, design and implementation of control systems and manufacturing information systems
    • Coach and develop Maintenance team to integrate Maintenance into Zero Loss Culture
    • Provide strategy and support for maintenance programs, development of tools and resources, personnel selection, training and development
    • Integrate Maintenance into the strategy for the broader technical community at the plant
    • Ensure the proper selection, training, development and motivation of leaders to maximize current and future performance
    • Lead and support plant continuous improvement initiatives
    • Contribute as an integral part of a senior plant leadership team to drive the plant strategy and culture


    • Bachelors degree in Engineering preferred
    • 7-10 years of engineering leadership experiencerequired
    • Technical experience in project management, systems or process engineering, facilities management or technical discipline engineering in a manufacturing environment with maintenance experience
    • Strong track record of engineering aptitude, ability to apply engineering principles, and problem solving
    • Strong leadership skills, including experience leading others in projects or programs, and the ability to successfully interact with individuals representing other areas or interests and the expertise to manage team leaders and mechanics
    • Understanding and experience interacting with multiple business functions, including Safety,
    • Quality, Human Resources, Warehousing & Operations
    • Ability to identify potential business solutions involving a broad scope of thinking across businesses and functions to develop new innovation

Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.