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
- 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