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Sr. Manufacturing Leader, Extrusion

Company: PN Corp
Location: Macedonia
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Immediate opening for a Sr. Extrusion Manufacturing Leader to drive nano-layer film extrusion. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Manufacturing. This individual has the responsibility to provide people and technical leadership for the thin film nanolayer extrusion lines, including Optical and Capacitor Manufacturing operations.

The role will provide manufacturing engineering and operations leadership, capital project management, continuous improvement, advanced troubleshooting, polymer flow modelling and diagnoses of extrusion tooling and systems. The Team Leader will close product performance gaps between current capabilities and customer needs. They will also lead efforts to upgrade existing systems and create entirely new systems with 3rd party vendors.

Company is focused on developing and delivering innovative, disruptive solutions to the optical lens and thin films markets. This position will support operations for our two business units in our Valley View and Macedonia, OH sites.

*Key Responsibilities: *

* Lead nanolayer film manufacturing to deliver high-quality optical and capacitor film
* Define and recommend film manufacturing technology
* Provide people leadership for manufacturing extrusion personnel
* Lead manufacturing extrusion resource activities including hiring, on-boarding, training and people development
* Lead by example in safety behaviours by promoting safe work habits
* Lead installation and commissioning of multilayer extrusion capabilities
* Serve as subject matter expert on cutting edge thin film extrusion and material handling technology for the organization
* Provide advanced trouble-shooting support for research, development, pilot and production extrusion lines:
- Collaborate with Extrusion Team Members, Chief Technical Officer and consultants as needed to identify, diagnose and close gaps in equipment and/or film performance
- Lead root cause analyses to diagnose causes of gaps in performance or degradation of film/roll quality
- Apply known solutions to identified root causes to resolve gaps
- Support, resolution, & prevention of unplanned events
* Lead new extrusion line design efforts or modifications to existing lines, including:
- Comprehensive project management from inception through full operation
- Developing conceptual designs
- Adding or modifying functionality to existing systems
- Completing polymer flow modelling as needed
- Defining equipment performance criteria
- Supporting installation of new equipment
- Serving as lead Technical Advocate with 3rd parties

* Serves as a technical reviewer for change management.

*Organizational Responsibilities*

* Provide people Leadership for the Extrusion Manufacturing team
* Collaborate with the Development Team to efficiently implement technology from Development to Manufacturing
* Collaborate with others to ensure operating procedures are optimized and truly reflect the most effective method of operation (delivering against safety, quality, throughput, and cost targets)
* Demonstrate a high sense of ownership for their area by their actions
* Mentor and develop junior members of the team

*Required Qualifications: *

* 10+ years of experience in manufacturing with emphasis on polymer extrusion technology
* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
* Strong fundamental understanding of melt rheology
* Proficiency with polymer flow modelling and tooling design
* Proven experience with product development
* Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
* Good technical communication skills in project design & documentation
* Impeccable communication, presentation, and organizational skills
* Ability to help others in the organization from varying backgrounds understand the technical issues being addressed
* Critical thinking and attention to detail
* Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion
* Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
* Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds

*Offering: *

* Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
* On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
* Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
* Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $120,000.00 - $140,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Macedonia, OH 44056: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: PN Corp, Cleveland , Sr. Manufacturing Leader, Extrusion, Other , Macedonia, Ohio

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