Technical Director

Janesville, WI

Posted: 03/25/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 121.19SS Pay Rate: 100,000 - 135,000

Technical Director

We are currently seeking a “hands on” person capable of both managing and conducting multiple projects related to process development, material development, customer support and applications development.  Demonstrated knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology required, including applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the creation, development and production of various fiber-based goods.  Candidate must have operational knowledge of various laboratory / pilot plant equipment related to fibers.  Duties to include:

  • Hands on formulation and New Product Development
  • Develop and evaluate peer handsheets as they are processed
  • Management of technicians and quality associates as it pertains to scale-up and development (3-4 individuals)
  • Work with raw material suppliers on procurement, evaluation, and client management
  • Ensure technical competencies are aligned with business objectives and strategies
  • Communicate to management: Progress on development projects, significant technical or market findings which may offer new business opportunities

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  121.19SS


  • Candidate must have degree in materials science, chemistry, or paper science. PhD in above disciplines is preferred
  • Candidate must have background in fibers
  • Experience with technical (wet-laid) papers is preferred, along with engineered materials and composites
  • Candidate will be expected to be active participant in business development, introduction and commercialization of products and leading technical support for customers
  • Seeking an individual with a high level of energy
  • Someone who wants to explore new ways of conducting business and is pro-active
  • Individuals that are happy in small company atmosphere, where they will wear many hats
  • Extroverted individual that will be happy visiting customers and providing technical support
  • Great oral and written communication skills
  • Individuals that will create a great work culture, and develop a team to support business needs, and succession plan

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  121.19SS

Steve Sapita
Technical Recruiter

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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