Director of Engineering

Job Locations US-UT-Salt Lake City | US-OR-Portland | US-CO-Denver | US-AZ-Phoenix
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/26/2023 9:52 AM)
Regular Full-Time


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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Responsibilities & Qualifications

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:

  • Developing capital budgets
  • Developing capacity analyses,
  • Leading Project Engineers to execute ImageFIRST’s capital plan
  • Developing AutoCAD drawings
  • Developing project scopes of work/ bid specs,
  • Developing and managing project schedules,
  • Developing and managing project budgets,
  • Managing capital projects,
  • Reviewing bid proposals,
  • Reviewing MEP, architectural and civil drawings,
  • Negotiating vendor and contractor pricing,
  • Implementing best practice engineering methods,
  • Providing technical guidance to engineering team and top management,
  • Identifying and navigating organizational changes
  • Other field support tasks as required including but not limited to process improvement services, utility management, wastewater permitting, etc.


  • The qualified Director of Engineering will have excellent multi-disciplinary engineering skills and have exceptional leadership, communication, and project management skills.
  • This position requires a self-starting, motivated person who possesses strong organizational skills, can work well independently, and has strong interpersonal skills for working with associates of ImageFIRST as well as vendor and contractor partners as part of an engineering team.


  • Required: a BS in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Preferred: In addition to a BS, post-graduate courses in business discipline.
  • Required: 5-plus years working as a mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineer. Experience must include project management (projects greater than $500,000 in scope) for external clients.
  • Preferred: Prefer previous experience in the laundry industry.
  • Required: A clean valid license to drive an automobile.
  • Preferred: Lean Six Sigma certification



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.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job.
  • The position requires sitting more than two thirds of the time. Standing and walking less than one-third of the time is required. Body movements of turning the head and torso, bending, reaching and flexing the arms are required from one-third to two–thirds of the time, along with bending the wrists and use of the hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel objects (cellular phone, computer, and peripherals).
  • Must have command of sight, hearing, and touch. Vision must also be sufficient to read a computer screen and discern small details in drawings and plans. Additionally, good vision is required to inspect the laundries and capital projects. Must hear and speak well enough to conduct business—in person, via web meeting and on the telephone—with associates, vendors, and contractors.
  • Math abilities must be consistent with those of a person earning an engineering degree, including but not limited to advanced math, geometry, and trigonometry. In English, the Director of Engineering must be able to communicate orally, read and write well enough to read and to interpret information pertaining to engineering reports. Must have reasoning ability (logic) to make decisions regarding how to allot time to projects to meet schedule requirements. Mechanical aptitude includes being able to visualize in three dimensions, extrapolating a drawing mentally to 3-D. Must be able analyze a laundry and make recommendations for improvements.
  • A Director of Engineering will spend a large portion of his / her day working in a climate controlled office. When on site in a laundry, there is exposure to dust and airborne particles and wider temperature ranges. A Director of Engineering will travel to sites at different points in a project—typically for one to three days each visit. Travel is usually overnight, and the Director of Engineering will fly on a commercial airline. Travel could be as much as 50 – 60% of the time.

Company Values & Benefits

ImageFIRST employees are expected to:

  • Be Respectful: Value all we come in contact with
  • Be Remarkable: Create a positive moment with every interaction
  • Be Safe: Keep ourselves and those around us safe
  • Be Honest: Be guided by truthfulness in all we do  


  • Competitive pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k (match)
  • Paid Time Off Package
  • Great company culture
  • Collaborative team environment 

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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