Technical Manager-Paper Mill

Pulp & Paper
April 7, 2022
South/Gulf State, United States of America
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The Technical Manager is responsible for providing oversight of all technical related functions for the Mill.  This includes continuous improvement, quality, and environmental management.



Leadership and Organization Development

  • Serve as a key member of the mill leadership team, providing insights, perspectives, and overall leadership critical to advancing the mill’s performance agenda.
  • Provide leadership and development to process engineer.
  • Serve as an extended member of operations leadership, including providing weekend duty coverage.

Profitable Growth

  • Partner with leadership and customers as needed to support communications and development of solutions that support our growth strategies.
  • Coordinate with the mill production teams, the Technical Sales Service and Product Development teams, as well as corporate resources.

Continuous Improvement and Performance Excellence

  • Provide leadership and ownership of the mill’s productivity agenda, working closely with mill leadership to execute mill productivity initiatives; enlisting resources from vendors and mill forces as required.
  • Manage technical tools and processes.
  • Provide technical and process insights to operations, exploring technology advancements for both processes and products.  Participate and lead (as appropriate) trial development and execution.


  • The Technical Manager is the mill’s environmental leader. This includes permitting, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Serve as primary liaison for corporate, local, state, and federal environmental agencies.


  • Ownership of chemical inventory management.
  • Ownership of quality standards and product specifications.
  • Leading the investigation and response to customer complaints.
  • Participate in providing technical service to our customers.
  • Provide leadership at the local level to ensure compliance with all applicable product stewardship guidelines.



  • Bachelor’s degree minimum, with advanced degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Pulp and Paper strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years of quality or technical related experience in the paper industry.
  • Strong analytical background required; production experience a plus.
  • Six Sigma and/or Root cause analysis training preferred.  Lean manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Experience in Quality and Product Stewardship systems necessary.
  • Good interpersonal skills to create, lead, and grow an outstanding technical talent pool.  Participative engagement of employees in continuous improvement necessary.
  • Performance Excellence experience a plus.


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