ADF Engineering
  • 29-Aug-2017 to 28-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Operations
  • Dayton/Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefit package; see job announcement for details.

Senior Level Opportunity:  

ADF Engineering, a process/industrial full-service consulting engineering firm, has a senior executive level opening for the position of Vice President of Operations.  This position is located at our office in Miamisburg, just south of Dayton, Ohio. The position provides an opportunity to take the next step up in your career development or to make a lateral move for a candidate already functioning at this career level, but who is looking for something new and a chance to build a company.

The VP of Operations position is open because ADF Engineering's first-generation founders are transitioning into retirement and handing control of the company to its future leaders.


Position and Company History:

ADF was formed in 2003 with a vision to create opportunities for professional and personal growth for everyone in the organization.

In keeping with this entrepreneurial spirit and vision, ADF Engineering is an organization that values creativity, initiative, and individual contribution. We believe that opportunities just don't randomly happen; instead, they are created through personal and professional foresight, open mindedness, and a desire to grow, develop, and excel. 

Each individual at ADF has an opportunity for unlimited development and growth, which is fostered through our on-boarding process, Leadership Development Program, succession planning, strategic planning, individual goal setting, educational assistance, professional seminars, and other training events. You are encouraged to create opportunities that are important to you and to the company. Mutual success is our most important joint venture.


Our Values:

In addition to company growth and professional development based upon entrepreneurial spirit, central to ADF's values is recognition that the best ideas come from open communication, the free and respectful exchange of ideas, and individual and team contributions. These contributions are based upon personal accountability, commitment to engineering excellence, quality, and bringing value to every customer interaction and project. Integrity, trust, and honesty in every personal and business encounter are the foundations for our business to be successful and for a healthy, rewarding, and enjoyable workplace.


About ADF Engineering:

At ADF, we do more than just provide great engineering services. We apply our knowledge and experience to design safe, energy-efficient, and environmentally-friendly facilities to make products that satisfy people's demands for food, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and renewable energy. Our designs and services foster safer places to work, save resources, and improve the environment. Industrial clients identify ADF as their go-to source for process and facility engineering because of our engineering excellence and our focus on understanding and fulfilling our clients' needs.


ADF Engineering is a leading provider of process and facility engineering to industrial clients in the food, feed, fuel, and bioscience industries. We are known for our reputation of providing cutting-edge, high-quality, cost-effective engineering solutions to industrial clients throughout the United States as well as around the globe including China, Canada, Eastern Europe, Mexico, and Central and South America. ADF Engineering is proud to be a select supplier for engineering services to some of the world's greatest Fortune 500 companies.


Everyone at ADF is committed to our Core Values and Beliefs: 

  • Zero Accidents / Incidents: The safety of our employees is our first priority.
  • 100% Client Satisfaction: Providing great client-focused services is the basis of our success.
  • Technical Expertise: Assembling an expert engineering team is the key to all of our services.
  • Providing Quality Results: Every project must showcase ADF's dedication to providing only top-tier engineering services. We consistently and reliably deliver quality results, and nothing less.
  • Competitiveness: It's not enough just to be good at what we do; we must do it better than our competitors and deliver unbeatable value to our clients.
  • "Problem solved" and "get things done" attitude - Commitment: Creative thinking, an analytical approach to meeting the needs of our clients, and an energetic dedication to getting things done efficiently describes how our services are created and delivered.


 What does this position offer?

The VP of Operations position is an opportunity to demonstrate and develop your leadership abilities, management skills, and engineering talent at a senior executive level. You will control the financial and human capital resources to maintain current operations and to develop new systems and methods to take the organization to the next level of success. This is a highly visible position with considerable interaction with engineering and administrative staff as well as with outside clients.

The material rewards to you will include a competitive salary and bonuses; a full-range of benefits including a generous 401(k) match; medical, dental, life and disability insurance; Flexible Benefit Plans; paid time off; and a professional, collegial work atmosphere that supports career development and advancement. This position is also eligible to participate in company ownership, tuition reimbursement, and professional training and development.


Position Overview: The Vice President of Operations is responsible for ensuring all projects are completed on-time, within budget, and meet all quality assurance standards. This position has direct supervisory responsibilities for all engineering department managers including mechanical, process, structural, and AEI, as well as indirect responsibilities for CAD and design functions. The VP of Operations is also responsible for client satisfaction, retaining current clients, and identifying new clients and markets. This position reports to the company President. 


Qualification Requirements: Candidates should have at least 15 years of consulting engineering experience in industrial markets, at least a bachelor's level engineering degree, and be licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE).  An MBA and/or certification in Project Management will be considered as pluses.

This position requires thorough knowledge of various phases of project execution from concept to start-up, extensive experience in QA, peer review, constructability review, and recognizing the components of what goes in good quality design, project management, the ability to visualize the final design based on client goals and input, proposal writing and presentations, and preparing budgets. Experience in client relationship management is essential. Candidates should be experienced in obtaining new clients, client satisfaction, expanding sales, and identifying new markets.

Candidates should have considerable experience in managing and motivating professional-level employees including direct supervision of department managers, conducting performance reviews, and enforcing company policies and procedures. The VP of Operations should consistently demonstrate leadership qualities and set high standards of performance and conduct.

The successful candidate should be able to multi-task, reorganize priorities as necessary, be attentive to details, be a visible and involved manager, and clearly communicate to employees at all levels.

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