Teknor Apex

  • Technical Services Manager

    Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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  • Overview

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    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    The Technical Services Manager is responsible for satisfying product development needs of the business. This person develops, prioritizes, plans and conducts product development projects in order to grow the business to the sales targets within the budget and time constrains as described in the business plan.  Reports to the Technical Director.

    • Implements technical service product development programs encompassing product improvement, product modification activities. Maintain LSR and Technical Service records.
    • Develops innovative products and protects intellectual properties through patents
    • Maintains an awareness of new developments in the areas relevant and adjacent to the business
    • Coaches and advises colleagues on new Technical Service product development programs
    • Position has responsibility for the direct management of others
    • Provides assistance to Marketing and Sales in support of external and internal customers
    • Works with internal and external raw materials suppliers to keep abreast with the latest development in polymer, additives and process technology
    • Helps to manage Intellectual Property Assets program for the business
    • Exercise good safety conduct in all working environments both on and off site in compliance with safety policies and procedures. Identifies potential unsafe situations and takes immediate actions when applicable. Reports unsafe situations and suggests improvements.
    • Active use of all Technical Service tools (LSR, Time Management, etc.)
    • Position has no budget and no revenue responsibilities.
    • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Bachelor of Science Degree required in Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering or other relevant engineering field.
    • Prefer a Master’s Degree
    • Minimum 5 years of technical management experience.
    • In-depth level of technical understanding and the ability to manage complex projects that cross several departments.
    • Knowledge of polymer formulating and compounding
    • Knowledge of polymer properties, processing and testing
    • Knowledge of Product Safety
    • Knowledge of Quality and Regulatory systems
    • Knowledge of Intellectual Property
    • Strong leadership abilities to manage various business segments from a technical perspective
    • Proven organizing, planning, project management skills
    • Sound understanding of the business
    • Self-motivated, disciplined and directed; goal oriented
    • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
    • Effective communication skills along with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Able to establish priorities and direct activities of direct reports to assure R&D, technical services, and process engineering project activities are accomplished in a timely manner

    Our best performers possess the following core competencies:

    Decision Making * Analytical Thinking * Work Ethics and Values * Developing Others * Business Perspective * Concern for Safety * Achievement Orientation * Creativity and Innovation * Teamwork * Knowledge of polymer formulating and compounding * Knowledge of polymer properties, processing and testing *Knowledge of Product Safety * Knowledge of Intellectual Property * Knowledge of Quality and Regulatory systems


    Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees.  We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

    • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
    • Dental and Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • 401k w/company match 
    • Paid Holidays and Vacation
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Service Recognition 


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