Chemical Engineering

Director, Technical Services

DFA Dairy Brands
Texas, United States
30+ days ago


The Technical Services Director will be responsible for the following key areas:


  • Leadership/support and establish standards for the Dairy Brands Engineering Team which involves the following:
  • Manage the capital process – coordinate the population of the 3-yr planning tool; lead the gathering of data and presentations for annual and quarterly capital presentations; partner with Fixed Assets team to monitor and provide reporting for capital execution, spending, and project close out
  • Build the system(s) that develops and cascade(s) scalable tools to the organization which assist in effective project execution and capital stewardship (estimating tools, construction standards, reporting methodology, naming/numbering conventions, drawing archiving/development, etc.)
  • Establish and gain alignment on Best Practices to Reduce Cost, Eliminate Waste, and/or Ensure Excellence in Quality or Safety; Develop process to identify gaps where Best Practices are not yet implemented, and coordinate development of Action Plan to eliminate those gaps and ensure standardized implementation
  • Lead efforts to standardize Preventive Maintenance policies and procedures for common equipment across fluid, ice cream and cultured operations
  • Establish and coordinate a training program for Engineering, Maintenance Managers, and Maintenance Technicians across the Dairy Brands organization


  • Engineering Automation/ IT /Process Data Collection
  • Partner with IT in the management, upkeep, and advancement of Engineering Automation, IT, and Process Control assets
  • Provide oversight and establish standards for plant automation, PLC, HMI, and data collection hardware, software, and other related infrastructure and devices
  • Build the vision for shop floor integration and data collection that drives value and a competitive advantage for DFA Dairy Brands


  • Idle Plant/Equipment Assets
  • Master Equipment List - Develop and maintain list/database of major equipment in use at all Dairy Brands facilities
  • Develop and maintain list/database of all idle equipment at Dairy Brands facilities or in storage
  • Develop a robust process wherein assets are repurposed through the system and/or liquidated timely
  • Develop and maintain list/database of all major spare parts of significant dollar value that would be common across multiple Dairy Brands locations



Job Requirements

  • 4-year technical degree required
  • Minimum requirement of 7 years progressive engineering experience/responsibilities with key focus areas in capital execution, development, and planning
  • Demonstrated success with process controls innovation, integrated data gathering systems, database management, and paperless tools in general that drive costs out of the system
  • Outstanding interpersonal/verbal communications and strong written communication skillsets a must
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively lead and influence key stakeholders across organizational boundaries to achieve business results
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with as well as influence senior management/front line leadership
  • Continuous improvement mindset, to challenge current processes internally & externally
  • Must be very self-motivated and driven
  • Some travel required (< 20%)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56944591
  • Location:
    Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Director, Technical Services
  • Company Name: DFA Dairy Brands
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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