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Technical Manager, Production Electron Beam in Middlefield, OH at Mercury Plastics

Date Posted: 4/12/2019

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Job Description

Job Description


Mercury Plastics LLC, a Masco business unit, is located in Middlefield, Ohio. We have been in business since 1965 providing custom thermoplastic products to the appliance, automotive, construction, liquid dispensing, marine, medical, off-shore oil exploration and plumbing markets.

The Technical Manager in this role will oversee all aspects of the Electron Beam facility; which sits adjacent to the Mercury Plastics main plant and is an integral operation to the overall Value Stream.


  • Lead and report regularly and directly to the business on safety, production, quality, engineering, and employment related issues using defined and developed Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to monitor results.
  • Develop and deploy strategic manufacturing plans that includes manufacturing site capacity, technology, process capability/controls, and talent development that is aligned with operations objectives, quality objectives, product requirements, and business strategies.
  • Ensure proactive engagement and representation of Manufacturing during product development cycles to ensure future products meet quality, service, and cost objectives.
  • Work in close collaboration and partnership with Finance, Quality, Sales, Engineering, and Production departments to optimize overall operational excellence.
  • Provide solutions to root cause analysis investigations identified by quality, to non-conformances that are the direct result of manufacturing operations.
  • Hire, train, develop, promote, and move employees through the organization in coordination with the company’s overall strategic plan.
  • Manage a staff of production technicians, engineers, and material handlers.
  • Apply lean manufacturing methods to establish shop procedures for scheduling, routing, general procedures and shop flow.
  • Engaged leader of recruiting, development and performance management of all direct reports
  • Develop training plans and ensure all Operators are effectively trained in the operation, troubleshooting and repair of equipment.  
  • Provide technical guidance and overall decision making operationally.
  • Own process to write business proposals for equipment funding.
  • Oversee and ensure maintenance/vendor relations for equipment service and sub-contracting.
  • Partner with Engineering as a leader in new product development.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science related field, preferably Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • MBA or MS degree is preferred. 


  • Experience managing a technical production process
  • 5+ years in progressive operations management experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications with strong MS Excel skills.
  • Experience in the management of technical staff in addition to front line personnel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, as well as strong organizational leadership.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate others, resolve conflict, encourage teamwork, and manage employee performance.
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills.
  • Knowledge and experience related to automation, vacuum equipment, data acquisition.
  • Strong background in technical operations; specifically enhancing properties of material through technical processes preferred.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001, and a structured Quality Management System.
  • Experience working in Extruded Plastics and/or Injection Molding highly preferred.

Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:   

  • Strong affinity for process optimization and data-based performance improvement.
  • Must work well with cross functional teams, inspiring team work and participation
  • Strong bias for action and continuous improvement. Results driven.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated people leadership skills; developing direct reports and others. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Mercury Plastics is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.