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Technical Manager

Department: Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Our company offers a choice array of benefit programs that is among the best in our industry. Our benefit package includes Medical (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance; Basic Life, AD&D and Voluntary Life Insurance; Short Term Disability and Voluntary Long Term Disability; Paid Holidays and Vacation; generous 401(k) company match at 100% up to 4.25% of salary; Flexible Spending Account and an Employee Assistance Program

To our veterans and separated service members: You are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Inline Plastics. The skills you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you will consider sharing in our mission and consider a career with IP.

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Summary: The Technical Manager reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and is responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the staff responsible for the setup, maintenance and repair of thermoforming equipment, peripheral manufacturing equipment and tooling in order to satisfy the production schedule.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manages a staff comprised of Setup Technicians and Setup Mechanics.
  2. Must effectively manage a staff that works the 24/7 schedule and properly communicate and coordinate activities on the evening and weekend work schedule.
  3. Must be able to work a swing shift on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, once per week for the purpose of developing the second shift technical staff and ensuring consistency of work.
  4. Collaborates with the Production Control Manager and develops staffing plans to support the manufacturing schedule, machinery maintenance and repair schedule.
  5. Develops and administers preventative and predictive maintenance schedules for production equipment such as thermoforming machines, vacuum pumps, case tapers, ink jet coders and other manufacturing equipment.
  6. Organizes and maintains maintenance records per Safe Quality Food (SQF) requirements.
  7. Develops and organizes a library of equipment specifications, operating manuals, parts and maintenance manuals to ensure thermoforming equipment is operated and maintained properly.
  8. Develops the knowledge and skills and of the staff to meet productivity objectives of plant management and obtain consistency of work across the (4) shifts of staff that he/she is responsible for.
  9. Responsible for the training of Setup Mechanics and Setup Technicians in the areas of machine setup, operation, troubleshooting (machine and process) and repair.
  10. Detailed knowledge of the thermoforming processes, equipment and tooling.
  11. Skilled in the setup, startup and operation of thermoforming equipment used by Inline Plastics Corp.
  12. Assists, as necessary, with the troubleshooting of the thermoforming process, machinery and repair of equipment to minimize downtime.
  13. Is capable of performing analysis to benchmark current Overall Equipment Effectiveness and identify areas requiring improvement.
  14. Collaborates with Process Engineers / Specialists to develop and facilitates improvement plans to reduce or eliminate tooling repair issues, machine repair issues, machine cleaning issues, scrap generation, etc that effect machine run time.
  15. Knowledgeable in the areas of 5S, SMED and lean manufacturing principles and supports the implementation of such programs.
  16. Knowledgeable in Inline Plastics Corpís product quality standards and inspection methods.
  17. Responsible for ensuring that spare parts inventory for manufacturing equipment is sufficient to support preventive maintenance and repair efforts.
  18. Ensures compliance of employees with companyís policies, procedures and safety requirements.
  19. Ensures employees maintain a clutter free, organized and safe working environment and that employees work and behave in a safe manner.
  20. Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  21. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  22. Must follow Product Safety and Quality standards; follows IPC product defense standards and complies with all SQF requirements
  23. Follows FDA GMPís in regards to food contact packaging as it pertains to the employee
  24. Practices safe work habits and follows general safety procedures such as proper lifting and bending, ergonomics, proper use of equipment and use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
  25. Practices good housekeeping including clutter-free work area and general cleaning; follows FDA product safety standard.
  26. Adheres to and ensures all safety procedures are strictly adhered to including that "Lock out and tag out" is strictly enforced any time the equipment is being cleaned, maintained or work on.
  27. Maintains regular and consistent attendance.
  28. Other duties as required.


  1. A four year engineering degree with a minimum of 7 years of thermoforming experience, a two year technical degree with a minimum of 10 years of progressive thermoforming experience or a High School education with a minimum of 15 years of progressive thermoforming experience. Extrusion experience is beneficial.
  2. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and TMM.
  3. Must be able to communicate in English.
  4. Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports in English.
  5. Must have the ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors.
  6. Must be able to comprehend and apply the principles of algebra.
  7. Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  8. Must be able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  9. Must have a high degree of mechanical aptitude.

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