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Engineering Manager


San Antonio, Texas

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Provide the buildings, equipment and tools necessary for a location to be successful.

Supports plant operations by identifying and solving operational issues. Oversee upgrades and repairs to property, machinery and coordinate with vendors on various projects.
Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Ability to resolve issues with a wide degree of creativity is expected.  This person supports all locations, engineering, Executives & all Corporate Managers/Supervisors under the direction of the Vice President of Engineering.

Main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to -

  • Manages the development, implementation and evaluation of projects including building construction, equipment installations or upgrades to UniFirst facilities.
  • Schematic and design drawings of project scope and installations
  • Communicates directly with contractors, vendors, and designers concerning project scope, cost and scheduling. Leads and directs work of others in the field
  • Develop a proficient understanding of operations, process and business background. 
  • Prepare project status reports and work to ensure plans and implantation adhere to corporate goals and budget
  • Identify operational problems by observing plant operations and the integrity of the building structure and maintenance. 
  • Improves operational quality by evaluating and recommending design, changes, and contributes information for modifications.

Requirements -


  • Bachelor degree in area of specialty: Industrial, Mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, Architecture, construction management, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 7 years working in a related business environment.
  • Travel up to 60% of the time
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to work efficiently with a team
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex issues, manage multiple tasks and provide quality work
  • Knowledge in construction practices as well as experience in onsite project management
  • Knowledge of commercial laundry equipment and mechanical processes
  • Wiliness to learn, continue growth and education
  • Proficient in AutoCAD (3D Rendering program or other design software helpful)
  • Microsoft – Outlook, word, excel, Project
  • Willingness to take necessary training courses as needed
  • Ability to problem solve and work not only as a Team player, but independently as well
  • Strong written and verbal skills as well as good customer service skills
  • Extremely detail oriented, organized and able to prioritize a multi-task position
  • Strong analytical skills are required
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent of some college and experience required
  • Minimum of 7 years working in a related business environment
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to travel up to 60% of time.

Benefits & Perks:

401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount, Employee Referral Bonuses.

UniFirst is an international leader in garment & Uniform services industry. We currently employ over 14,000 team partners who serve 300,000 business customer locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

We were included in the top 10 of Selling Power magazine’s “Best Companies to Sell For” list and recognized on Forbes magazine’s “Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies” list. As an 80-year old company focused on annual growth, there’s never been a better time to join our team.

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call (978) 658-8888 to let us know the nature of your request.


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