Technical Superintendent

Posted on Aug 25

Location: Deridder, LA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4140978


Position: Technical Superintendent – Process Engineer 
Company: Our client is a leading provider of custom plastic materials for many end markets including; packaging, industrial, and consumer products.  This organization is known for delivering high quality materials consistently around the globe. Operating 24 manufacturing sites in 17 countries. They also have four research and development centers. Founded in 1937 and privately held, with over 2,000 employees. Products include black, white and color masterbatches and full range of additives.
 
We appreciate our employees by providing:Anchor
  • Strong compensation package+ 14% bonus
  • Excellent benefits
  • 401K company match
  • A strong ethical business culture that treats employees as their #1 asset
  • Stable-Low Turn Over- average length of service is 15 years
 
Your unique role with the company:
 
This position serves as the technical liaison between R&D Lab Trials and manufacturing to confirm first runs are successful and maintain trial / project records. While reporting directly to the Plant Manager you will have 13 direct reports in the lab and ensure that all process equipment is operating at the highest quality standard and maximum efficiency. As the Technical Superintendent/Process Engineer you will also identify methods to continuously improve process and efficiency rates while overseeing the management of the QC lab. You will work with all business functions related to maintenance/engineering, including preventive maintenance, problem analysis and resolutions, compliance and cost control, and customer relations.
 
Location: DeRidder, LA
 
  • Small town surrounded by wild life and state parks.
  • Perfect place for hunting and fishing.
  • 4 hours from New Orleans

What we are looking for in a candidate:
 
  • Consult with the Plant Manager to initiate, develop, justify, plan, and implement capital improvement projects.
  • Manage the day to day operation of the Quality Control Department.
  • Utilize Kaizen, Six Sigma and/or Lean methodologies to identify continuous improvement and efficiency opportunities for product, quality and production processes.
  • Review, update, and ensure compliance with all Standard Operating Procedures on a continuous basis.
 
Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Polymer, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering required
  • At least 1 year of experience in processing ETP colors with twin screw extruders
  • 1+ year experience in polymer processing in the compounding/masterbatch industry preferred
  • Knowledge of carbon black and additives in ETP polymers
  • Capable of evaluating manufacturing equipment to identify potential machinery upgrades
  • Ability to design manufacturing processes
  • Supervisory/management experience
 
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