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Technical Manager-Healthcare

Company: Plastic Ingenuity
Location: Cross Plains
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Company Summary: At Plastic Ingenuity, our mission is to deliver quality products and services to our customers that will exceed their expectations and anticipate their needs. The products and insights provided by Plastic Ingenuity create meaningful impact in industries such as medical devices, food safety, and tamper evident packaging. We work as a team to maintain a strong engineering and technological focus, with an emphasis on continuous improvement. We pride ourselves on a solutions-oriented culture based on the fundamental principles of teamwork, integrity, and respect. We focus on the use of green technologies and environmentally conscious support systems to minimize our carbon footprint. As part of the team, each contribution is integral to the overall success of the company. Role Summary: This is a hands-on leadership role and part of the healthcare division management team. The ideal candidate will have experience in thermoforming part design, process engineering, R&D and field service support. Reporting to the General Manager of the Healthcare Division, this person will be responsible for the development and execution of technical initiatives across multiple disciplines; product development/design, application development/R&D, process engineering and field service. They will be responsible for leading and developing the healthcare technical team, as well as day to day project execution. Accountable for: Leadership and Team Development: -- This person will be responsible for the development and growth of the technical team within the healthcare division This person will drive a culture of innovation and technical excellence within the healthcare division to support healthcare customer applications and the strategic growth of the division Provide technical leadership regarding package design, application development, process engineering and field service Project Engineering Support: Provide hands on project engineering support and function as the subject matter expert (SME) for the technical needs of customers and new applications in product development discussions for healthcare applications Communicate and track project timelines and deliverables Provide technical support to commercial functions (sales and marketing) when qualifying new markets and customer opportunities Troubleshoot customer issues and assist with solution identification/implementation Coordinate the involvement of Plastic Ingenuity resources to meet customers' expectations and solution development R&D Support: Research new technologies, capabilities, and materials to serve target markets and customers Lead and facilitate trials and testing with internal and external parties Meet with key accounts to identify current technical needs as well as discover opportunities for future technical innovations and new business opportunities Develop value chain partnerships and a strong industry network to support R&D Process Engineering Support: Provide input during the design review stage to improve manufacturability of our parts Function as project manager for new healthcare tool introductions, and oversee the process from start to finish working closely with production and quality on initial tool debug, followed by process validation and establishing the optimal forming/trimming window and setting processing specifications Lead process development of the thermoforming process through parameter optimization, DOE experiments, and trials that will lead to a robust and repeatable process for healthcare tools Utilize SPC methods and data analysis to drive process engineering work Support product launch at customer locations as needed Minimum Q ualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical field with 7 years of relevant manufacturing or engineering experience Strong project management skills Strong presentation and communication skills (written and verbal communication) Must be comfortable and sensitive to working across diverse cultures Willingness to travel as business and customer needs require, approximately 25% Desired Qualifications: Attention to detail is crucial Proficiency with SPC and data analysis (preferred, not required) Proficiency with Solid works design software (preferred, not required) Thermoforming and mold-making experience (preferred, not required) Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization as well as directly with customers Experience with tooling and a strong understanding of materials and their properties. Relevant industry experience preferred (packaging, medical device, target customer markets, etc.) Desire for continual learning and personal development "Plastic Ingenuity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, as we know that each of our employees helps to make us better. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. Come join us."

Keywords: Plastic Ingenuity, Madison , Technical Manager-Healthcare, Healthcare , Cross Plains, Wisconsin

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