Technical Manager

Chicago, IL

Posted: 02/01/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 33.24DM Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Technical Manager

Chicago area ink manufacturer is seeking a Technical Manager for their paste ink division.  If you have a BS in Chemistry (or similar) with 10+ years of ink development (energy cure, lithographic, sheetfed, etc.) and some supervisory experience, this could be a great opportunity for you!  The company offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

The Technical Manager has overall responsibility for technical development and quality of the Paste Ink Division.  The products produced are energy curable (UV, HUV, and LED), conventional sheetfed inks and UV coatings.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop effective technical organization including research and development and quality control personnel
  • Train subordinates to improve their skills and give them feedback to become more competent and productive employees
  • Conduct effective cost reduction scheme internally and with other related parties
  • Must have a hands-on leadership role since this position works closely with manager and supervisors throughout the plant and coordinates with other managers on all support activities
  • Resolve personnel problems by analyzing data, investigating issues, identifying solutions, recommending action, and follow-through of actions
  • Manage & implement the Company’s policies and goals
  • Analyze and solve technical issues
  • Perform lab analysis and laboratory tasks as needed
  • Consider and make suggestions on facilities, equipment, and processes for future improvements
  • Annual written review of direct reports performance and goal setting; ongoing performance dialogue with personnel throughout year
  • Provide leadership, development, and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives
  • Establish expectations, demonstrate proper behaviors, manage and train personnel to secure a clean & safe working environment; suggest & implement safety improvements
  • Provide monthly reports to General Manager

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at

JO:  33.24DM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry preferred or in similar related field or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years working experience as paste ink technician
  • 7+ years supervisory experience in an office environment
  • Sufficient technical experience in an office environment
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, maintaining a positive attitude, and the ability to motivate people are needed
  • Supervision of chemists and technicians
  • Realization of new opportunities (utilize existing facilities and evaluate new ideas)

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at

JO:  3324.DM

Meet Your Recruiter

Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional since 1996 with experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Executive to Entry level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, and more!

I have been very successful at bringing top valued talent to my clients and providing expert level guidance to candidates in their career searches.

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