Quality Technical Manager

  • Louisiana
  • Permanent
  • Wed Apr 19 19:41:55 2017

Technical Quality Manager ( Forestry/Pulp&Paper/Wood Products exp required)

Our client is seeking a Quality Technical Manager for their plant located near Shreveport, Louisiana.

  • Develop Technical Management Team with plant management.
  • Determine departmental project plans and implementation schedules.
  • Oversee standard operating procedures (SOPs) for current and new equipment, hardware/software.
  • Standardize SOPs across the location.
  • Coordinate project activities with, operations, IT and engineering staff.
  • Work with quality assurance/control teams on projects and guide development of continuous improvement systems in safety, quality, yield, value, cost and productivity performance.
  • Ensure the standardization of process control and quality control platforms and performance metrics across the location.
  • Coordinate the implementation of process optimization across the location.
  • Ensure that process control applications, process optimization, process information management systems, and alarm databases.
  • Must be a very capable leader, able to influence the organization, from the shop floor to the top floor.
  • Work closely with engineering team members on project development and implementation.
  • Provide support to engineers on schedule, scope, budget, design, planning, and coordination of projects.
  • Coordinate with corporate and local personnel to optimize the use of resources and equipment.
  • Evaluate new products, processes, and technologies.
  • Participate in industry associations, such as APA and HPVA.


  • Bachelor’s degree in wood products, industrial management or industrial engineering. Other academic backgrounds are acceptable with at least five years of professional experience in a similar role.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in process engineering, quality management, continuous improvement, industrial engineering, or industrial management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledgeable in various process control and automation systems including (DCS platforms, PLCs, SCADA, MES, etc.).
  • Must have knowledge of manufacturing processes, statistical quality engineering, inspection, auditing, calibration, data analysis techniques, and quality cost principles.
  • Flexible work schedule inside and outside standard work week.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects to meet schedule/project requirements.
  • Professional level competency in MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Intermediate to advanced competency in Excel and Access.
  • Intermediate to advanced competency in statistics (SPC).