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Technical Leader I

Location: Lowville, NY, United States
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Position Title:Technical Manager

Location: Lowville, NY


  • Direct site activities to achieve corporate and business expectations as to support the long-term viability of the business.
  • Actively engage and lead Packaging growth opportunities by communicating sales/marketing and customer expectations.
  • Facilitate appropriate trials and experiments to determine options available to achieve stated product requirements in packaging and label.
  • Manage investigation and disposition of non-conforming material, conducting root cause analysis when applicable using NCR system.
  • Define and execute capital projects which support the growth in packaging and label.
  • Facilitate appropriate trials and experiments for various R&D efforts.
  • Ensure customers product satisfaction and asset compliance with quality standards.
  • Maintain an effective and efficiency system of visual standards (color, formation, embossing, etc.) to ensure consistency in product quality.
  • Each product handling process goes through annual Failure Mode & Effects analysis (FMEA) that identifies potential quality failures & addresses gaps in process, inspection, & auditing.
  • Consistent and predictable quality is designed into the process by utilizing data acquisition and process control parameters.
  • Achieve long-term converting advantage for the Fine Paper Business through product support, production efficiency and cost management.
  • Manage Bill of Material set-up, application, and accuracy.
  • Drive cost savings through raw material selection, optimization, and application.
  • Serve as technical liaison and Subject Matter Expert in supporting Planning, Sales, Customer Service, Product Development/R&D, etc. regarding new base papers, new product inquiries that support enhancing mill volume and cost structure.

  • Exercise personal leadership that demonstrates safety as a core value and forms the foundation on which we make all decisions and perform work. Personal safety leadership is a requirement of the position.
  • Responsible for the safety performance and overall results of those employees/contractors/suppliers under their supervision.
  • Promote hazard recognition and incident reporting of all types (near miss, first aid, property damage, etc.) in areas of responsibility.
  • Demonstrate safety leadership by actively seeking purposeful safety interaction with ALL employees or in those areas of support.
  • Actively utilize the acquired Safety Leadership tools such as LLEs, Moment of High Influence, Darn Good Questions, and Management By Walking Around.
  • Responsible for timely completion of all items assigned in the VelocityEHS Action Register.
  • Responsible for ensuring 100% compliance on all regulatory items within area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for setting goals & objectives for direct report, annual assessments, manage team workload.

Education/ Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or a related area such as pulp and paper science, and at least three years experience which demonstrates process troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving abilities preferred.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of Process Engineer experience in paper mill, coating, saturating, or converting operations is preferred.
  • Must have the ability to design and evaluate equipment and processes in terms of chemistry, control strategies, mechanical integrity, energy transfer, thermodynamics, mass transfer, and fluid dynamics.
  • Understanding of activities and procedures required for efficient and quality work completion.
  • Strong computer skills including, but not limited to a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Project. Experience with Oracle is helpful.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced production setting
  • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment is a distinct plus.

Salary range: $85,000-95,000 plus annual bonus opportunity.


Mativ benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are highin quality, competitive in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your familys well-being:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
401(k) savings plan with company match
Employee assistance programs available 24/7 to you and your family
Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance
Mativ Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company makes material impacts on the world every day through a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions that solve our customers most complex challenges. We manufacture on three continents and generate sales in nearly 100 countries through our family of business-to-business and consumer product brands. The companys two operating segments, Advanced Technical Materials and Fiber-Based Solutions, target premium applications across diversified and growing end markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging and more. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.