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Laboratory Manager – Conyers, Georgia

A leading manufacturer of quality printing inks, coatings, and plastic colorants is looking for a Laboratory Manager.  The Laboratory Manager must have experience with color concentrate and/or compound, pigments, resins, additives, and processes. The ideal candidate is looking to build a career and grow.  Experience is necessary, a strong work ethic is essential.

Laboratory Manager Position Requirements

  • Ability to lead the development, processing, and testing color concentrates and/or compounded pigments resins and additives.
  • Ability to lead a development and testing laboratory with up to fifteen direct reports.
  • Knowledgeable of Masterbatch – Pellets (LEM, LPM), Pigment Dispersions – Powder (AGD, LED, LWF), and Colored Compound – Pellets
  • Ability to work closely with closely with and support plant operations management
Experience/Education Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working with color concentrates and compounded pellets.
  • A four year technical degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a laboratory supervisor or manager

In addition to an annual salary in the $90,000 to $110,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

Laboratory Supervisor – Burrillville, Rhode Island

An industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of PVC and PU laminated and coated technical textiles is searching for an Laboratory Supervisor to; coordinate quality control efforts, contribute to product development efforts, and be part of the ISO team.  The company’s goal is to expand its position as a leader in the industry by optimizing employees’ skills.

LABORATORY SUPERVISOR DUTIES:

  • Develop and test coatings for mildew resistance and flame retardation qualities.
  • Using a spectrophotometer, test for color matching to meet customer requirements.
  • Interpret applicable standards (ANSI, ASTM, AATCC, etc.) and ensure testing performed is appropriate and meets requirements.
  • Help maintain a cutting-edge, QLL-certified laboratory.
  • Review work performed by other lab personnel and provide guidance as required.
  • Perform mechanical and chemical testing.
  • Conduct lab scale trials to support Business Development and daily Production.
  • Support Production and Quality for incoming, in-process, and final inspections.
  • Perform visual, chemical, and physical evaluation of raw and manufactured material for defects and deviation from specifications
  • Provide documentation and reports for results for activities as required.
  • Keep clear and comprehensive notes for testing and development performed.
  • Participate as a team member and resource for on-going projects and support ISO based root cause analysis and documentation.
  • Ensure safe work practices are followed and in places for all laboratory areas and activities
  • Participate in Production, Engineering and Quality Focus Area Teams to assist in Continual Improvement activities.
  • Assist in determination of work priorities, current status and development of routine lab schedule.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in chemistry.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in organic / polymer chemistry and polymer engineering.
  • Color matching experience.
  • Experience operating in an ISO 9001-2015 quality management system or equivalent.
  • Experience applying lab safety protocols.
  • Advanced working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office (i.e.: Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to maintain accurate, legible, and complete documentation.

In addition to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits, 3 weeks of vacation, and a potential bonus, and relocation assistance.

Plastic Processing Manager – Fort Worth, Texas

A plastic injection and profile extrusion company that manufactures door frames and components wants to hire a first shift Manager . The Manager will lead a 10 hour day operation from Monday thru Thursday. The ideal candidate the company would like to hire is someone who can manage the injection molding and extrusion departments but, if a candidate lacks the background in profile extrusion, the company will look consider hiring an injection molding processing supervisor. The company operates large tonnage injection molding presses in the 400 to 1,000 ton range, in addition to, extrusion molding presses.

  • Plastic Processing Manager Requirements
    • Hands on injection mold experience with molding presses up to 1,000 tons
    • Experience with processing parameter set up and mold qualification
    • Rapid changeover experience
    • Main materials are ASA, HIPS, PVC, and Polypropylene
    • Experience with holding tight tolerances on color

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Plastic Injection Molding Supervision and/or Management experience (3 – 5 years minimum) of at least 8 -14 direct reports
  • High School Diploma, two or four year technical degree preferred.
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with plastic extrusion of lineal profiles
    • Automotive experience (Toyota production system, lean, etc.)

In addition to an annual salary in the $75,000 to $85,000 range the company offers a retirement plan, medical, dental, vision, and paid leave time.

Production Manager – San Diego, CA
A custom Injection Molding Company is seeking a qualified individual to be the hands-on Production Manager. The company needs an individual that can make a difference in the progressive, family-oriented company.
Production Manager Responsibilities Include:
  • Evaluating and troubleshoot the molding process to correct molding problems and/or to test new molds.
  • Championing lean manufacturing, preparing materials and equipment to operate within the manufactures recommendations and specifications.
  • Coordinating multiple departments and priorities to meet customer expectations.
Position Requirements
  • Must have a High School Diploma plus a Technical Degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of five years of Injection Molding experience including; 2 years of Management/ Supervision experience.
  • Hands on problem solving skills, excellent communication, exceptional project/time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

In addition to an annual salary in the $60,000 to $80,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits.

Plastic Compounding Operations Manager – Corona, CA

A custom compounding facility wants to hire a Operations Manager to oversee manufacturing activities in a three-shift custom compounding facility. The company has been in business for over 40 years compounding: polyolefins, nylons, ABS, TPU, and reinforce plastic resins. The Operations Manger will ensure products are produced to high quality standards, on time and meeting established standards. The Operation Manager must also be able to; utilize their polymer compounding knowledge to improve machine efficiencies, procedures, and training of team members.

Operations Manager Responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Providing daily “hands on” management of extrusion and secondary operations personnel.
  • Ensuring that all machinery is running at or above budgeted cycle times.
  • Managing, assisting and facilitating changeovers and setups.
  • Managing the material mixers to ensure prioritizing material mixes such that all machinery is ready for product changeovers.
  • Working with the scheduler for proper allocation of resources to start up prioritized job orders.
  • Ensuring that all process log sheets are being filled out correctly by all employees.
  • Performing required inspections, tests and audits and process capability studies as assigned.
  • Inspecting the work of the production crew to ensure that product specifications are adhered.
  • Training shift personnel on full scope of job functions and established procedures.
  • Implementing the instructions of the VP of Operations regarding Quality, Safety, ISO, and Productivity issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with all company policies.
  • Developing daily/ weekly manpower and material requirements for manufacturing and scheduling personnel to meet or beat company labor goals.

Position Requirements:

  • Extensive experience leading plastic extrusion and pulverizing processes and operating related machinery.
  • Proven track record of managing, achieving goals, and maximizing results in a 3-shift plastic resin compounding manufacturing operation.
  • Capable of working and functioning in a “smaller” company environment.
  • Bilingual is a plus

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, the company offers competitive healthcare benefits and a 401(k) with matching up to 4%.

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