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Technical Manager

Loparex LLC
Willowbrook, IL 60527

Location

Willowbrook, IL 60527

Full job description

DESCRIPTION

This role is responsible for new product development; providing technical support to customers; planning, running and analyzing trials; and leading a team focused on supporting the release liners sold to our customers.

DUTIES

Represent company to external customers as a technical team manager and internally as a cross-functional team manager.
Develop, manage and optimize internal and external trials for product development, qualification and cost reduction objectives.
Provide training and coaching to technical and operations associates.
Responsible for process and product optimization.
Coordinate statistical problem solving efforts, including but not limited to, designed experiments, capability studies and various statistical analysis.
Responsible for providing documentation to customers regarding finished product characteristics.
Responsible for managing approved projects and target goals.
Participate in product planing activities and assist Marketing in launching new and innovative products.
Visit customers and make technical presentations to gain new product approvals as needed.
Active participation in professional conferences.
Secure good communication to internal and external parties (written reports, presentations, monthly reporting, meetings).
Managing and directing trials and developments on key assets within a facility.
Coordinating base paper, poly resins, silicones used in release liner products.

The individual in this role should be prepared to travel up to 35% of the time.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors degree in BS or MS in Chemistry or Polymer Science.
5-7 years experience in a manufacturing environment (having active involvement running trials).
5-7 years of direct supervisory experience.
5+ years of hands-on experience with adhesives, sealants, coatings including formulation, scale-up and commercialization.
General knowledge of ISO9000-2000 quality systems.
Strong organizational skills/ability communicate both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of paper making, blown films, extrusion coating, silicone coating, print and slitting processes preferred.
Strong silicone background and proven track record of innovative product development. Represent company to external customers as a technical team manager and internally as a cross-functional team manager.
Develop, manage and optimize internal and external trials for product development, qualification and cost reduction objectives.
Provide training and coaching to technical and operations associates.
Responsible for process and product optimization.
Coordinate statistical problem solving efforts, including but not limited to, designed experiments, capability studies and various statistical analysis.
Responsible for providing documentation to customers regarding finished product characteristics.
Responsible for managing approved projects and target goals.
Participate in product planing activities and assist Marketing in launching new and innovative products.
Visit customers and make technical presentations to gain new product approvals as needed.
Active participation in professional conferences.
Secure good communication to internal and external parties (written reports, presentations, monthly reporting, meetings).
Managing and directing trials and developments on key assets within a facility.
Coordinating base paper, poly resins, silicones used in release liner products.

The individual in this role should be prepared to travel up to 35% of the time.