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Director of Engineering - Food Production Systems

New School Foods

New School Foods

Canada (Toronto)








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About the Role

We are a fast-growing, mission-driven team. As a Director of Engineering, you will help us launch our 30,000 sq ft pilot facility, and guide the team to commercialization to build out large scale production plants.

This role will build and lead a team of Process & Mechanical Engineers who you will coach, provide direction, and mentor.

You will also work in close collaboration with members of other teams and create the tools, systems, and processes to optimize the company’s production and commercialization of alternative-protein products.

As a Director of Engineering, you will:
* Develop the company’s capability to develop and manufacture alternative-protein food products at scale. Commercialize the processes to pilot and commercial scale, working in close partnership with our R&D team.
* Oversee multiple capital projects and lead all aspects of the day-to-day management of engineering projects, including budget management, equipment planning, safety, the team, and communicating every step of the way with all stakeholders.
* Use your best judgment to negotiate contracts with stakeholders and suppliers as we continue to source and procure equipment.

About the Organisation

At New School Foods, our mission is to accelerate the transition to a kinder, healthier, alt-protein-first food system. Using our proprietary production technology, we create zero-compromise meat alternatives designed to enable global impact. Our healthy, whole-cut, plant-based filets are made to look, cook, taste and flake just like fish. All with a lower carbon footprint, and zero harm to the ocean.

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