Head of Engineering


Bronx, NY, US, 10457

On Site/Remote: Onsite 

Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  Help us do it.


Description Overview

The position will be responsible from Asset Reliability and Maintenance, Production Engineering, Capital Investments and Facilities, reporting to the Site Operations VP. The direct reports of the role are Maintenance Manager, Lead Production Engineer, Project Engineer, Reliability Engineer and Facilities Engineer.

Scope of the Role

  • Implement a reliability system that achieves the optimum performance of the equipment, improves site resilience, and delivers within agreed budgets,
  • Develop technical competence, specifically the upskilling of engineering, maintenance, and facilities teams
  • Establish and improve key reliability performance indicators, e.g., Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
  • Develop and execute site master plan of the site, that will enable growth, innovation and efficiency and promote the roll out of a high-performance work environment
  • Creation of flexibility and capability with focus on zero losses, 100% engagement, continuous improvement aimed at waste reduction and efficiency improvements by streamlining processes
  • Collaborates with R&D, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Marketing/Sales and other departments to provide technical support to meet the specific design requirements necessary for the successful introduction of new products into the site.
  • Responsible for capital investment initiatives, and as such for achieving the plants Compelling Business Need (CBN) including safety, quality, service, cash flow, productivity and growth targets.
  • Build strong project management capability within the plant engineering teams through adequate training plans, coaching and mentoring
  • Partner with training department to organize workshops and events with OEM/suppliers as well as consultants (e.g., FMEA workshops, Precision Maintenance trainings)

Qualifications, Experience, Skills:

  • Degree in Engineering or other technical discipline
  • Excellent understanding of Asset Reliability in terms of Manufacturing context
  • Expertise in manufacturing optimization
  • 10+ years of experience in a similar environment, manufacturing optimization, reliability engineering
  • Experienced in Six Sigma, Lean Systems Concepts and Principles
  • 5+ years of experience in managerial roles
  • Financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting experience
  • Proactive structured problem evaluation & solving skills learned through exposure to Lean, Six Sigma, TPM or Operations Excellence
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Profitability and zero loss mindset
  • Strong organization and planning skills


Salary Range $145,000 to $185,000

We are seeking a diverse applicant pool to ensure the diversity of our team reflects the end consumers we serve through our self-care mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our team’s differences. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ancestries, religious creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions, national origins, ages, mental and physical abilities, familial status,’ veterans status’, military status’ and more are encouraged to apply. TOGETHER, we make lives better. #DIV

Nearest Major Market: Bronx
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City