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Research and Development Manager

A job at Full time
Professional Level Professional experienced
We are looking for As of now
Location  Cleveland, OH

Röchling Industrial Cleveland has been a pioneer in commercial fiberglass products with its primary business including the production of semi-finished sheet, rod and profile stock for fabricated components in electrical equipment and infrastructure, and thermal insulation for common plastic, rubber and oil and gas processing. We have an exciting opportunity for a Research and Development Manager within our Engineering group at our South Euclid, OH plant.

Research and Development Manager

Where we need you

  • Lead and manage the technology team in the implementation of advanced process developments to meet and exceed customer requirements.
  • Support business by presenting our technology and products in a highly professional and credible manner.
  • Develop and implement strategies, procedures, and specifications to develop high quality products in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Lead technology teams to ensure safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency KPI’s are met.
  • Review and resolve customer complaints through root cause analysis and corrective action in cooperation with operations and customer feedback.
  • Ensure the integrity of the Company’s ISO program, including product compliance, audit activities and establish a retention program for collected data.
  • Establish department goals to meet the company’s overall objectives and align the team to accomplish tasks timely and within budgetary guidelines.
  • Evaluate and implement engineering policies and procedures and create recommendations regarding capital expenditures, productivity improvements and quality.
  • Lead activities to identify opportunities and execute projects to drive continuous improvement.
  • Provide engineering and technical support on projects as part of the technical leadership team.
  • Ensure compliance with all Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and support safety training activities.

How to convince us

  • Experienced technology professional with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Possess technical knowledge relative to composite manufacturing.
  • Proven experience working with new products and formulations with a preference for thermoset compounds and composites.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record in project improvement relating to design, and project management.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in managing technology, quality, and environmental health and safety professionals.
  • Possess strong detail-oriented and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects with the focus on continuous improvement.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and understanding of ERP products.

Education Requirements:

  • B.S. with a concentration in Chemistry or Engineering preferred or equivalent technical experience.

What we offer

We offer competitive salaries (commensurate with skill level and experience). Other benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible spending
  • 401(k)
  • Life and disability insurance

In the Röchling Group you’ll be shaping industry. Worldwide. Together, we are changing everyday lives – by making cars lighter, making drug packaging safer and enhancing industrial applications. With 11,000 employees in 25 countries.

Röchling Industrial Cleveland HR
Human Resources
+1 216 383-6203

Röchling Glastic Composites
4321 Glenridge Road
44121 Cleveland, OH
United States

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