Caraustar

Quality Technical Manager

Job Locations US-MI-Saginaw
Requisition ID
2018-4511
Category
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 
 

Responsibilities

PURPOSE
Provide technical support for customers and plant as well as provide training to production departments. Drive continuous improvement in the performance of all aspects of the operation – safety, quality assurance, customer service, productivity, operating efficiencies and cost containment.  Maintain quality systems and facilitate surveillance audits.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Actively support the Company's Safety initiatives through personal involvement and leadership, helping drive the organization towards an incident free workplace. 
- Provide leadership, technical support and training to guide changes to plant processes and procedures in order to reduce process variability, improve product performance in customer plants, reduce manufacturing costs and improve operating efficiency.
- Provide technical support for customers and plant.
- Demonstrate and teach Lean concepts in support of the Company's continuous improvement initiatives. 
- Lead quality related initiatives including training, enforcing quality practices, managing Quality Systems.
- Lead resolving technical and process issues with customer and plant.
- Be liason in conjunction with Sales between customer and plant in regards to issues.
- Maintain equipment records.  Purchase operating supplies.
- Perform testing and operate lab equipment.
- Facilitate the continuous improvement process by which projects and activities are identified, defined, developed and prioritized.  Responsibilities include facilitating meetings, evaluating recommendations, planning and facilitating the implementation of changes, tracking activities and reporting progress.
- Participate in downtime maintenance and readiness planning and project management activities.
- Perform all required duties and tasks in accordance with Company accounting policies and financial control procedures.
- Ability to understand production drawings, prints and measurements.
- Train production employees in analytical problem solving and decision making techniques.
- Identify opportunities to improve existing procedures and related tools to meet the requirements of an evolving workflow process.
- Perform formal Internal Audits and daily process audits
- Participate in Gemba Walks.
- Manage spare parts inventory.
- Participate in monthly inventory with other staff members.
- Improve/Update equipment including safety devices.
- Develop Job Hazard Analysis.
- Travel (10%) to customers, other Caraustar facilities and training.
- Facilitate Survellaince Quality audits and other customer audits including facility assessments.
- Problem solve equipment, quality, and production issues.
- Perform other duties as assigned by Management.
- Take on projects individually and as a team member.
- Computer skills: Ability to navigate customer portals.
- Flexible schedule including potential weekends.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
- 2 year degree-preferably in a technical field, Engineering, Operations Management, etc.
- 2 years plus experience in automotive manufacturing.
- Prior experience Managing a maintenance or Technical department.
- Prior experience Managing a Quality system, preferably automotive related
- Good mechanical skills.
- Demonstrated compliance to health safety practices.
- Process improvement knowledge in a manufacturing environment such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and etc.\ to drive operational excellence.
- Statistical Process Control knowledge.
- Demonstrated ability to efficiently multi-task and meet/supersede stated objectives.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Proficiency in data analysis.
- Must be able to communicate efficiently and effectively both written and verbal.
- Excellent team leadership abilities and interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to practice time management skills.
- Ability to adhere to healthy safety practices
OPTIMAL REQUIREMENTS:
- 4 year technical degree-preferably in Engineering, Operations Management, etc.
- 4 year plus automotive experience.
- Quality Auditor certification.
- Six Sigma certified.
- Quality -IATF familiarization.
- CAD experience.
- Blue print drawing and reading.

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