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Senior Lead Engineer


Posted: 04/26/2019 Industry: Project Manager Job Number: 7433

TRC Professional Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Lead Industrial Engineer in the South Atlanta area with a firm in the food production arena.

The Senior Lead Engineer role within the Prototype group of Production Design will reside within a team of three engineers that will drive new food-production equipment, systems, and processes projects from conception to implementation. The role specifically is tasked with converting ideas into physical prototypes that can be tested for new food-production equipment, systems, and processes when projects are in the prototype phase of the innovation process. When the team's projects are outside the prototype phase, this role is expected to continue to contribute to a project's success by leveraging their unique and versatile abilities to understand complex problems, imagine creative solutions, validate project performance in restaurants, and collaborate with a larger project team to launch solutions that deliver business value to the organization.

This role will be heavily involved in influencing our equipment suppliers in the specification, design, development, testing, validation and approval of equipment for cooking, processing, and hot and cold holding. A chief contribution will be to utilize disciplined principles of engineering analysis, problem-solving and innovative design. Position must be able to understand current state-of-the art equipment designs and apply innovative, forward-thinking design initiative prior to the need being explicitly stated or identified. This role is also expected to be an influencer within the organization to help direct through innovative concepts and communicate their applications in the context of menu and operational strategies.

Role Responsibilities

  • Directly lead new equipment design and development projects through the prototype phase
  • Contribute to projects when they are outside the prototype phase
  • Provide technical leadership and influence to a team of engineers and test technicians
  • Lead in the development of functional specifications for new equipment designs based on product quality, operational-process, launch-timeline and facility-space constraints
  • Lead collaboration with cross-functional teams to ensure that specifications meet all business needs and that projects are successfully executed within constraints
  • Communicate well with and ability to influence non-technical business disciplines through the explanation and adoption of technology as applied to menu and operational strategies
  • Lead in the development of supplier-partner relationships to allow fast and excellent development of new equipment within demanding timelines
  • Assist in selecting, and work in partnership with, potential suppliers to refine requirements and define prototype phases
  • Define requirements and testing protocols for both in-lab, in-field testing, and qualification
  • Candidate will be required to leverage their skills as an individual contributor and in a technical leadership capacity
  • Will be responsible for aligning strategy and work output with various cross-functional disciplines including but not limited to other teams within Production Design, Restaurant Development, Supply Chain, Kitchen Design, and Culinary Commercialization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial)
  • 5 years of engineering work experience
  • Proven ability to provide technical leadership to mentor peers
  • Ability to work with wide latitude for unreviewed action or decision on most outcomes
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Advanced project management skills demonstrated

About TRC Professional Solutions

For over 10 years, professionals and employers have trusted TRC Professional Solutions with their business and careers. Year after year, Inavero’s Best of Talent and Staffing awards have been presented to TRC Professional Solutions for providing superior service and results to both our clients and job seekers. We create a different experience for our candidates and clients by remaining solely focused on bringing the right talent to the right opportunity, throughout every stage of our unique recruitment process. For more information, visit:

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