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Technical Manager

Fulltime


In the spring of 2023, CurTec opens a new production facility in Westminster, SC. To complete our US team, we are looking for a Technical Manager.

CurTec develops, manufactures and distributes plastic high performance B2B packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals industry. CurTec is a GMP certified packaging company, headquartered in The Netherlands, and has been in operation for over 30 years. We employ nearly 140 people and have sales offices in 6 countries.

Our new production facility in Westminster SC will be the first outside The Netherlands and will focus on the production and distribution of extrusion blow molded and injection molded screw lid drums and pails for the pharmaceutical industry. CurTec USA will start with a team of 20 people and:

  • Three extrusion blow molding machines for a wide range of products from approx. 1 to 30 gallons
  • Three injection molding machines with press sizes from 250 to 800 tons
  • Automation and in-house assembly
  • 100% functional testing of all products

Tasks

As Technical Manager you will be responsible for facilities and equipment, molds, and molding processes. This position assures sustained molding processes and implementation of all production systems by guiding and directing technical production associates in their daily tasks, ultimately providing our customers with quality products on time. Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Assuring safe work practices including proper use and wear of personal protective equipment (safety glasses, etc.)
  • Supervising and coordinating work assignments to ensure efficient mold installation
  • Repairing and maintaining knowledge of injection molding, stretch blow molding, and assembly equipment
  • Providing technical support during production
  • Assuring process and product conformance by auditing process parameters during startup and periodically during shift
  • Coordinating with outside repair vendors and ensures that their work is completed according to standard procedures
  • Utilizing 5S principles to ensure visual control (housekeeping standards)
  • Participating in qualification and process optimization for each mold
  • Maintaining preventive maintenance program and ensuring that these are performed as scheduled
  • Providing assistance to Material Handlers and Process Technicians as needed
  • Training associates in Molding Production Systems
  • Developing team cohesiveness
  • Performing other duties as necessary

Profile

CurTec is looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience as Technical or Maintenance Manager in injection or blow molding (packaging or healthcare preferred)
  • 3+ years of people leadership experience
  • Proven results to drive a safety culture
  • RJG Master Molder Certification (or equivalent)
  • Strong understanding of project management principles
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong positive collaborative working relationships with interdepartmental team members, gaining the trust and ability to influence the other team members in working together toward a common goal
  • Strong leadership skills, including consensus building, openness to new ideas, and the ability to motivate
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to simplify complex ideas and processes.
  • Detailed-oriented and organized, with the ability to multitask and display consistent follow-through on tasks, assignments, projects, etc.
  • Experience with ISO and GMP preferred

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Supervisory/leadership skills
  • Personal computer skills (Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering drawings and specifications
  • Proficient in the use of quality measurement equipment
  • Ability to construct pareto chart from collected data
  • Good communication
  • Flexible
  • Good teamwork and time management skills
  • Positive attitude

Offer

CurTec offers a great benefits package and a versatile position with a competitive salary. You will work in a small organization characterized by an informal atmosphere with short lines of communication. We are result and solution oriented and value initiative and inventiveness.

Procedure

For more information about the position you can contact Steve Verschaeve (careers.usa@curtec.com). You can apply for the position by clicking the button below and completing the form. Don’t forget to include your motivation and attach your resume!

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