Maintenance Richardson, Texas Center, Texas Waco, Texas


Position at Pilgrim's

Director of Maintenance



  • Project management: Sets project goals and direction.  Develops capital project budgets.  Ensures project compliance with Company strategic plan.
  • Management/Supervision: Provides manpower, capacity, and resource planning.  Directly or indirectly supervises technical personnel, including Company development technologists and engineers, engineering technicians, machinists, laboratory and intermediate supervisory staff
  • Product and Process Development: Provides general oversight for execution and completion of comprehensive design verification and process validation protocols
  • GMP/ISO/MDD: Interprets GMP, MDD, and ISO regulations into Company and product specific practices
  • Technical Documentation/Communication/Processes: Ensures product, process, and project documentation is complete, accurate, and sufficient to allow development and production team members to understand critical requirements.  Assembles technology transfer documentation.  Provides development engineering input to cross-functional product development teams
  • Safety: Implements and enforces Company safety policy
  • Training: Ensures adequate staff training and documentation thereof, in line with Company policies
  • Quality System Compliance: Ensures that the requirements of the Quality System, The Medical Device Directive (EU), the Quality System Regulation (US FDA), and other relevant standards are fulfilled by the Company’s development engineering group




  • Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering discipline.  Prefer Master’s degree in related engineering disciple or professional engineering registration
  • 8-10 years engineering/maintenance experience in the poultry processing and/or food manufacturing,  machinery fabrication industry, with 5 years at management level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skill
  • Ability to multitask