Mechanical Engineer

Operations Gainesville, Florida


Position at Ayr Wellness

Company Description 
As the leading cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), AYR Wellness is on a journey to be a force for good; and it all starts with our belief in the power and potential of the plant. 
We believe in creating an environment in which we can all flourish, one where every individual can find their genius and pursue their passion, because it’s this dedication to creating a culture of excellence, one where we’re all empowered to achieve our dreams, that will propel us forward. We’re a company that puts our people first. A place where talent is rewarded, diversity is celebrated, and innovative thinking is championed and we believe that together we can build a better and brighter future for ourselves, our industry, and our world. 
Job Summary 
The mechanical engineer will evaluate and improve manufacturing processes using current known best practices derived from Lean Management, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and other sources while teaching and driving change and operational maturity in the organization. 
Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Provide technical expertise as the site develops Ayr Operating System maturity.
  • Maintain current SOPs/Work instructions, throughput rates, and yield expectations.
  • Apply process standards to determine product costing.
  • Work with the Director, Engineering & Continuous Improvement, and other Industrial Engineers to ensure site SOPs follow current understood best practice.
  • Use various engineering methods to evaluate current practices and recommend improvements for review through the change management process.
  • Facilitate and drive site level Rapid Improvement Events
  • Identify and complete improvement projects aligned with Director of Operations quarterly and annual goals around Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost
  • Design and update tooling/fixtures
  • Evaluate site level production flow and maintain site equipment layout.
  • Work with Tech Ops and Project Managers to provide “boots on the ground” support to development/construction projects affecting the site. (i.e., new product lines etc.)
  • Maintain a list of potential Capital Expenditures. Review with Director, Engineering & Continuous Improvement and Director of Operations to prioritize deployment within budget.
  • Execute Engineering Change Orders in accordance with Ayr’s change management process.
  • Strong analytical and mechanical aptitude
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Visio, AutoCAD, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with lean manufacturing and continuous improvement projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts including weekends when requested.
  • Strong work ethic with and attention to detail
  • Regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Willingness to learn and improve each operation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of engineering experience within a manufacturing or operations environment
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude) 
  • Results oriented - Empowered with knowledge of their potential and enjoys working hard to create wonder; is action oriented and full of energy for impactful and challenging projects; acts with minimal direction; seizes more opportunities than peers; exceeds goals and is consistently a top performer; applies key business and industry knowledge and experience to make informed decisions and take actions that drive business results; conscientious of the bottom line and steadfastly pushes self and others for results that deliver on Company goals. 
  • Problem Solving - Utilizes rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions that build an ecosystem of knowledge; probes useful sources for answers and resolution; quickly identifies unforeseen problems and looks beyond the obvious to succeed; is resilient and continues pursuit of options when initial answers aren’t favorable. 
  • Functional/Technical Skill - Possesses functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform at a high level of accomplishment; understands how their job function supports being a force for good. Able to effectively manage budgets commensurate to their role. 
Direct reports  
  • No direct reports
Working conditions 
  • The person in this position may be exposed to dust, kief, cleaning chemicals, and fumes. Although systems are in place to remove these byproducts, there is still exposure to some degree.
  • Must be able to accommodate scheduling that may include varied shifts, weekend, and some holidays. On-Call availability outside of usual business hours is required.
  • Occasionally works in outside conditions that include exposure to inclement weather, heat, and humidity.
Physical requirements 
  • Labor
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  
At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion. 
AYR Wellness is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans’ status.