• Technical Manager

    Job Locations US-GA-Austell
    Requisition ID
    Manufacturing & Operations
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
    Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
    With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
    We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
    - Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
    - Tobacco-free campuses
    - Health and wellness tools
    - Comprehensive benefit package 


    Manages quality systems, champions’ product development and is the technical resource for the Austell Mill. Implements and leads a strategic plan for quality, and testing, providing appropriate recommendations in process and chemical technology.
    - Manage all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Caraustar accounting policies and financial control procedures. Ensures that reporting employees are trained and aware of the requirements of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy.
    - Champion a safe and healthy workplace, particularly in the area of HAZCOM
    - Conducts training, audits and ensures safe chemical use
    - Manage and maintain all chemical applications; leads chemical team
    - Provide engineering and technical advice to the Production Superintendents
    - Liaison with all chemical suppliers for the safe and efficient use of process and product chemistries
    - Coordinate trials for new chemistries and new products
    - Track supplier continuous improvement initiatives including cost control efforts
    - Approves and tracks chemical spending and savings at all three mills
    - Manage quality systems:
    - Ensure timely response to customer feedback and complaints
    - Responsible for manning and training of mill quality control personnel
    - Identify and align synergies for the site quality control systems
    - Provide technical/quality input for OPEX and COMEX initiatives
    - Champion product development
    - Oversee product trial processes by coordinating between mill production and sales
    - Monitor critical product trials from beginning to end: Scheduling, production and customer acceptance
    - Participate in CAPEX planning to ensure mills are properly equipped for future needs
    - Serve as liaison between sales, technical services and production department
    - Paper machine and associated equipment improvement champion
    - Participation in equipment improvement based on mill/industry needs
    - Investigate solutions to mill and customer needs for equipment upgrades
    - Identify improvement synergies that exist between all URB mills, drive change
    - Participate in OPEX activities (e.g., engagements, Kaizens, etc.) to help facilitate improvements
    - Act as a participant in Mill Group Continuous Improvement initiatives
    - Manage all areas of quality issues and mill aspects of customer service, packaging, product development, documentation (e.g., communication log)
    - Oversee all Quality control and Shipping department activities including recruitment and training of personnel, documentation of results and communication of activities.
    - Comply in all respects with the provisions of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy required.
    - Support environmental permit efforts, including EPA/EPD documentation:
    - Surface water withdrawal permit
    - Sara 311/312/313
    - Provide leadership to continuous improvement projects:
    - Reduce cost, waste and off spec product.
    - Improve process stability and run ability
    - Reduce down time
    - Implement process changes as necessary
    - Maintain process flow diagrams
    - Champion Lean/OPEX efforts


    - Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, pulp and paper science and/or similar technical studies and at least 5-10 years of relative experience in a paper mill.
    - Must have excellent written and verbal skills.
    - Expertise in manufacturing best practices.
    - Excellent interpersonal skills.
    - Must possess critical thinking abilities.
    - Six-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing or other operational excellence system experience is a plus


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