Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest healthcare linen rental and laundry services provider to medical facilities throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico, with a specialty in serving the healthcare market.
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A Director of Engineering plays an active role all engineering activities and projects within their region including facility design, project development, planning, budgeting, and execution. Implements and maintains overall engineering objectives and initiatives. Hires, develops, and leads an engineering team. Additionally, a Director of Engineering oversees robust project management process and delivery timelines to keep projects on schedule and on budget. Director of Engineering manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. Ensures that project/region milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Director of Engineering has full authority for personnel actions.
A Director of Engineering directs critical and high visibility projects for ImageFIRST, leading a team and ensuring that the expectations of the locations are met while keeping true to our Operating Principles. A Director of Engineering ensures impeccable planning and engineering services.
The normal workday is 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday each week, with longer workdays required at times to meet the needs of a project. Travel could be as much as 50 – 60% of the time.
A Director of Engineering provides support to the field by:
A Director of Engineering must think creatively and be able to develop process improvement plans and facility designs that will meet the expectations of field operations; must be able to develop good working relationships with the field locations, displaying willingness and an ability to communicate well with each location; must have good computer skills, being able to use CAD programs, MS Project, flow charting software, MS Word, and MS Excel, and must be able to write clear, concise sentences and paragraphs; must have strong multi-tasking abilities with the ability to shift focus from one project to the next project over the course of a workweek or a workday (4-6 projects). Must be detailed-oriented and capable of seeing the small and the big pictures on projects.
A Director of Engineering will have the following skills, knowledge, and abilities: the ability to kick-off a project and develop enthusiasm among the field locations and project team members; have an understanding of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology and how to implement improvements using LSS techniques; conduct meetings with project team members; monitor and direct the activities of a project; the ability to review and improve production methods; the ability to develop action plans and ensure action items are completed in a timely manner; the ability to manage a project and coordinate vendor activities; the ability to provide detailed facility equipment layouts; an understanding of process utility equipment, mechanical and electrical systems and basic building construction; have an understanding of the laundering process.
In addition to the above skills, knowledge, and abilities, a Director of Engineering must be capable of completing large and /or high visibility projects (>$1,000,000) within estimated times and costs, without sacrificing the quality of the deliverables. A Director of Engineering should be capable of completing their work while overseeing or helping other engineers complete their work.
A Director of Engineering will be capable of training and developing project engineers and senior project engineers.
Must be prudent, ethical, and credible and use good judgment. Must be goal-oriented, committed to ImageFIRST, its service vision, and have the ability to meet any type of person or group with confidence. Must be a team player with integrity and concern for the quality of the services provided.
ImageFIRST employees are expected to:
EOE / Drug-Free Workplace
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are fueled by the talent, passion, and diversity of our associates.
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