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Technical Manager

Technical Manager

Country:  United States
City:  Westbrook
State:  Maine
Location:  Mill Westbrook
Department:  Technical Services - Specialties
Posting date:  Jun 15, 2024

Sappi North America
Sappi Westbrook near Portland, Maine is where our history began in 1854 with the S. D. Warren Company. It is the site of the first coated papermaking facility in the US and the place where Sappi North America first developed its reputation for quality and innovation. The Westbrook Mill manufactures Casting and Release papers used in a myriad of diverse applications, including the fashion, automotive, aerospace and flooring industries. Our vegan-leather and natural textures can be seen in many products around the world ranging from shoes to handbags and car interiors to countertops.

Sappi North America
Sappi Westbrook near Portland, Maine is where our history began in 1854 with the S. D. Warren Company. It is the site of the first coated papermaking facility in the US and the place where Sappi North America first developed its reputation for quality and innovation. The Westbrook Mill manufactures Casting and Release papers used in a myriad of diverse applications, including the fashion, automotive, aerospace and flooring industries. Our vegan-leather and natural textures can be seen in many products around the world ranging from shoes to handbags and car interiors to countertops.

Position (job title):

Technical Manager

Department:

Technical

Reports to:

Managing Director, Westbrook Operations

Work Site (city, state):

Westbrook, Maine

 

Overview:

The Technical Manager provides leadership for all technical processes, product quality, continuous improvement, and integrated management for the Sappi Westbrook location.  The position is a key member of the Management Leadership Team and Technical/Quality Platform team.  The Manager collaborates with Manufacturing, Technology Center, and Sales and Marketing and manages four direct reports. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • LSS, IMS, Process Stability, Cognex, Brain Cube, Trials, Process troubleshooting, Base Quality, Sampling, Document Control, MOC, Technical Service, Product Specification, Proficy, Claims Management, ISO, Customer/Manufacturing Quality  
  • Provides direct employee development to the Technical and Quality Departments.

 

Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Chemical Engineering preferred) or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in an industrial environment
  • 3-5 years management level experience
  • Experience in Customer Technical Service a plus
  • Experience in technical paper, film, fabrics, or related industry would be beneficial

 

Special Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to lead and develop others
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Strong communication skills at all levels
  • Driven to seek improved methods and technology

Position (job title):

Technical Manager

Department:

Technical

Reports to:

Managing Director, Westbrook Operations

Work Site (city, state):

Westbrook, Maine

 

Overview:

The Technical Manager provides leadership for all technical processes, product quality, continuous improvement, and integrated management for the Sappi Westbrook location.  The position is a key member of the Management Leadership Team and Technical/Quality Platform team.  The Manager collaborates with Manufacturing, Technology Center, and Sales and Marketing and manages four direct reports. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • LSS, IMS, Process Stability, Cognex, Brain Cube, Trials, Process troubleshooting, Base Quality, Sampling, Document Control, MOC, Technical Service, Product Specification, Proficy, Claims Management, ISO, Customer/Manufacturing Quality  
  • Provides direct employee development to the Technical and Quality Departments.

 

Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Chemical Engineering preferred) or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in an industrial environment
  • 3-5 years management level experience
  • Experience in Customer Technical Service a plus
  • Experience in technical paper, film, fabrics, or related industry would be beneficial

 

Special Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to lead and develop others
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Strong communication skills at all levels
  • Driven to seek improved methods and technology

Salaried: salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ABOUT SAPPI

Sappi is a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. As a diversified, innovative and trusted leader focused on sustainable processes and products, we are building a more circular economy by making what we should, not just what we can.

HR Contact for Questions:

Name:  Lisa Patterson
Email:  lisa.patterson@sappi.com
Telephone number:  207-856-4615

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