Facility Technical Manager

8 - 10 years experience  •  Chemicals

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/17/17
Paducah, KY
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/17/17


The Facility Technical Manager reports to the Facility Manager and has responsibility for managing the quality effort for the assigned facility. The Facility Technical Manager is the in-plant expert concerning production of the facility’s product line, and manages the laboratory staff.


This individual will be involved in a variety of management, leadership, and technical activities including:

  • Function as in-plant expert concerning the production of the facility’s product line.
  • Manage and develop laboratory staff
  • Become familiar with and execute productivity, yield and quality enhancement techniques and adjustments to process equipment and formulations.
  • Lead timely corrective action with problem products, marshalling the facility’s technical resources.
  • Troubleshoot quality problems, document and address issues with timely corrective actions.
  • Recommend process and formulation improvements to new and existing products.
  • As the ISO management representative for the facility, take the lead in the improvement and management of ISO procedures and work instructions.
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of manufacturing “best practices.”
  • Vigorously enforce safe manufacturing practices and assist in the compliance with all-application safety and environmental rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Lead all advanced quality planning
  • Quality Control on incoming raw materials
  • Support new product introduction / scale-up and raw material acquisition
  • Build and manage Production Models (PM) for the facility, to include running the synchronization and other queries per standard business practices for PM maintenance.
  • Oversee management of rework per standard business practices guidelines.
  • Proper storage of products and raw materials
  • Devising / revising methods of Quality Control Analysis in collaboration with R & D
  • Sample preparation and quality as required
  • General Lab services and housekeeping
  • Provide customer service assistance for local sales / technical service, as authorized and agreed to by the sales organization and the Facility Manager
  • Assist in process design and development
  • Container labeling regulations
  • Batch sheet computations
  • Knowledge and communication of hazardous materials shipping / storage / removal regulations
  • Waste management and minimization techniques
  • Technical record storage
  • Maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Act in the place of the Regional Hot Melt Technical Manager, in his/her absence, as required
  • Leadinternal / external audits, customer visits, and benchmarking


Minimum Requirements

  • BS/BA Degree in Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering, or other related area.
  • An alternative to a chemistry degree would be any 4-yeardegree with a minimum of related technical experience.
  • Eight, (8) years of prior experience in the chemical industry, [(at least 5 years in the Technical Manager position, or equivalent) 3 years for Facility Technical Manager], is required.
  • At least three years of management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Should be a reference for other technical support employees due to specialized knowledge
  • Ability to lead and supervise others and solve problems independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to plan and meet deadlines.
  • High familiarity with regulatory matters: OSHA, NIOSH, RCRA, TOSCA, DOT, etc.
  • Familiarity with quality management systems and “Best Practices” procedures
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • CQE Certification, (Six Sigma Green Belt, with multiple project experience, in lieu)
  • Extensive Statistical Process Control experience with proven results implementing and managing continuous improvement systems.
  • Experience with ASQ ISO 9000, or ISO 9000-2000
  • Proven track record of quality program management and quality improvement


  • MBA, (Operations Management, Finance, Accounting)
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar ERP database management systems
  • Process control experience with the manufacture of Hygiene and Packaging products
  • Quality control experience with Hygiene adhesives and familiarity with the Hygiene industry requirements, or FDA requirements.
  • Some knowledge of the chemistry involved in the manufacturing of the products at the specific site
  • Six Sigma certification, (Green or Black Belt), experience in design for Six Sigma DFSS
  • Exposure to applications using continuous improvement techniques; TQM, Problem Solving DMAIC, Fault Tree Analysis, FMEA’s, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and etc…;
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrated results improving process capability, monitored and controlled via a Capability Index.
  • Prior experience with adhesives


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