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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

Senior Facility Technical Manager

Covington, GA

Engineer with extensive polymer manufacturing experience


The primary objectives of the Senior Facility Technical Manager position are to improve customer satisfaction, reduce defects, and improve productivity by providing plant technical and quality assurance leadership and interacting with support functions such as Research & Development, Strategic Sourcing, etc. This position will have direct supervision over the quality lab, and the 4 lab technicians within the lab.

  • Vigorously enforce and work to improve safe manufacturing practices and assist in the compliance with all-applicable safety and environmental rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Function as the in-plant expert concerning the facility’s product line and provide on-site technical expertise as a key member of the facility leadership team.
  • Develop and maintain strong leadership across the technical function, ensuring at all times that a well-structured, motivated, and positive team is in place. Become familiar with and execute productivity, yield and quality enhancement techniques and adjustments to process formulations and processes.
  • Mentor, coach, develop, and effectively manage site personnel in such a way to foster a “best in class” quality culture.
  • Lead in setting, attaining, and sustaining the quality standards for the site, ensuring high levels of customer service via a right-first-time approach and monitor the day to day performance using the technical key performance indicators (KPI’s).
  • Champion root cause analyses and corrective/preventative actions.
  • Recommend process and formulation improvements to new and existing products.
  • As the ISO management representative for the facility, lead the improvement and management of ISO procedures and work instructions.
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of manufacturing “best practices.”
  • Support new product introduction / scale-up and raw material introduction.

Employees receive full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid Holidays. All employees qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are based on company and individual performance.


  • Must have 5+ years of experience in the chemical industry, with at least 2+ years in a Leadership/Supervisory position.
  • Needs a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other related field.
  • Should be a reference for other technical support employees due to specialized knowledge.
  • Ability to lead and supervise others and solve problems independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to plan and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with quality management systems and “Best Practices” procedures.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Statistical Process Control experience with proven results implementing and managing continuous improvement systems.
  • Experience with ASQ ISO 9000, or ISO 9000-2000
  • Proven track record of quality program management and quality improvement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, (Operations Management, Finance, Accounting).
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar ERP database management systems.
  • Process control experience Extensive Statistical Process Control experience with proven results implementing and managing continuous improvement systems.
  • Quality control experience in the CASE (Coatings, adhesive, sealant, and Elastomer) Industry.
  • Some knowledge of the chemistry involved in the manufacturing of the products at the specific site.
  • Six Sigma certification, (Green or Black Belt), experience in design for Six Sigma DFSS
  • Exposure to applications using continuous improvement techniques; TQM, Problem Solving DMAIC, 8D, Fault Tree Analysis, FMEA’s, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and etc.

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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

Job Location
Covington, Georgia, United States
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