Details for Job ID# T991

Date Posted - 4-8-2022

Category - Technical

Position Title - Extrusion Manager - Blown Film Plant

Location - Pleasant Prairie, WI

Description -
Our client is a privately-owned Canadian multi-plant packaging company who has just recently opened their first blown film extrusion plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. This start-up facility needs an Extrusion Specialist to serve as the plant’s technical expert for extrusion process and product technologies.

This position will coordinate with technical counterparts at other Client plants and serve as the centralized technical point of contact for business transfers, new technology implementation, and new product introduction. Will train and develop plant personnel technical competencies and educate on extrusion technologies. The Extrusion Specialist is essential to energizing and challenging the team to effectively grow the business.

Responsibilities include:
• Serve as technical expert for extrusion process and products as well as new technologies
• Assist with production management in planning of and implementing the necessary technical changes required to sustain adequate production line capacity
• Mentor and provide guidance to extrusion team members
• Lead successful startup and implementation of new or modified equipment
• Initiate and conduct studies or projects for new processes, process changes, and/or improvements to improve safety, improve product quality, and increase production efficiency and decrease standard cost
• Independently design and conduct statistically valid, scientifically sound feasibilities studies and process development projects and prepare timely written updates and reports of these activities
• Perform and assist with extrusion process validations
• Evaluate and recommend equipment to implement new projects, and specify any equipment necessary for capital improvements
• Interface with customers and suppliers on project matters, process capability studies, product quality issues, etc.
• Support quoting activities within material selection and process development
• Provide training to manufacturing personnel for new processes and products
• Support trials being conducted in extrusion
• Support the extrusion team members in preparing resin blend/recipes and product QC testing

Requirements -
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Science, or other relevant degree preferred
• 5-6 years of direct extrusion specialty experience required in lieu of degree, 3-5 years of experience with degree
• Minimum 3-5 yrs. experience in related field within manufacturing setting
• Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate projects and deliver results.
• Experience supporting and troubleshooting plastic extrusion production lines
• Experience with Film, Web Handling, Extrusion Laminating, and Blown Extrusion
• Must have understanding of plastic materials including HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, & PP.
• Experience with extrusion machine troubleshooting and repairs
• Experience in resin handling and inventory control of plastics raw materials, additives and color master batches preferred
• Experience supporting a 24/7 manufacturing facility
• Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) experience required
• High level of proficiency in Excel and Word
• Lean Manufacturing training and/or experience not necessary, but a plus.
• Ability to accurately interpret blueprints and customer specification
• Ability to establish a positive relationship with employees at all levels

Compensation -
Competitive salary is negotiable and dependant upon experience presented. Relocation package.

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