Technical Manager

  • Job Reference: 1231798477-2
  • Date Posted: 6 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Elevation Recruitment Group
  • Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be exclusively recruiting for a plastics manufacturing business based in Chesterfield, who are looking for an ambitious Technical Manager to join the team. This is a fantastic opportunity for either an experienced people manager or someone who is looking for a step up in their career, to join a successful BRC accredited site. The role of Technical Manager will require:

  • Management of the technical aspects of new sales projects from initial concept through to full production implementation, on time and within budget
  • Perform detailed evaluation of new sales opportunities to produce technical specifications and estimate tooling/equipment costs for production
  • Tooling/equipment supplier management including selection, negotiation, and performance monitoring
  • Represent the Company and provide support to the sales and commercial teams in technical discussions with existing and potential new customers
  • Management of design team to ensure that projects and mould designs meet customer requirements and agreed specifications
  • Management of all technical teams which includes, maintenance team, tooling team and setting team to ensure best practice is adopted in all manufacturing areas
  • Co-ordination and management of production line trials to ensure that critical performance characteristics and specifications are achieved
  • Support the Operations Manager in the management of Manufacturing OEE and resourcing of improvement projects
  • Support the Quality Team to ensure all products are produced to specification and any manufacturing defects are identified and remedied in a timely manner
  • To assist H&S Manager in compliance of :- pressure vessel regulations, lifting equipment regulations, asbestos management, cooling tower maintenance

To be considered for the Technical Manager role you will need:

  • Extensive engineering design knowledge including knowledge of engineering standards and best practices e.g., RCM, Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience managing maintenance activity
  • Experience in technical specification/design processes and project management (Prince 2 or equivalent)
  • People management skills and experience, including training and coaching
  • IT literate - MS Office and CAD systems
  • Technical or operational background, with experience in packaging products
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques
  • Experience in injection moulding (essential) and blow moulding (preferred) technology

Elevation Engineering & Manufacturing is a specialist recruitment consultancy dealing with engineering, technical and operational positions in Yorkshire and the surrounding regions. If you match the specified criteria and are interested in discussing the position in more detail, we would love to hear from you.