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Technical Manager (Technical Textiles) job in Rochdale

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Job Title: Technical Manager (Technical Textiles)
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Rochdale
Salary: £40000 - £50000/annum Benefits
Company: CV-Library
Category: Engineering
Benefits: Benefits

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Job Description: Our client is a world leader in the development, manufacture and fabrication of high-performance technical textiles (Glass Fibre, Aramid and Carbon Fibre) for high technology and demanding environments world-wide. 

As part of this continued growth they are currently looking to appoint a Technical Manager with responsibility for :

Managing product and process development activities in line with company R&D / Marketing objectives.
Co-ordinate laboratory testing resources to meet customer requirements in compliance with ISO9001:2000, ISO 14001 and other customer specific standards.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Advising customers on choice of fabrics, specification enquiries and properties
Co-ordinating internal and external non-conformances / complaints to ensure timely root cause analysis, corrective actions and continuous improvement of manufacturing operations
Working with customers to develop new products and processes
Issue experimental / temporary manufacturing instructions, organising and maintaining records of all trials undertaken
Take a key role in the Contract Review process
Review and prepare capital expenditure proposals for new equipment and improvements to manufacturing facilities
Provide data sheets, specifications, Health & Safety data sheets and other technical literature
Evaluation of cheaper alternative raw materials or work processes
Co-ordinating testing and trials of new products and processes which become available, keeping up to date with marketplace developments
Awareness of competition and evaluation of competitor products
Ensure company is up to date with patents and trademark renewals in addition to overseeing new applications
Arrange and supervise external testing as and when required
Assist with analysis, specifications, test methods and release queries in the laboratory

Experience and Qualification:

Ideally educated to Degree level in either Chemsitry or Materials Science with a minimum 5 years eperience in a similar role covering Laboratory Management, Test and Quality environments.
Previous experience within Technical Textiles and / or Composite Materials would be highly beneficial / preffered.
Previous experience of Fire Retardent / Thermal Insulation Materials, including relevant testing standards and specifications would be extremely benefical

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