Technical Engineer

Salary:65K - 85K
Travel:Yes, 25%
Ron Eliason
P: 440-971-0681
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Job Description

Well established and growing company in Northeast Ohio has an exciting opportunity available for a Technical Engineer.  This position is responsible for all aspects of the technical support and processes at the company.  The Technical Engineer will also manage some suppliers in a product manager role.  Training will be provided. 


Job Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Field customer calls/questions.
  • Field sales team questions.
  • Liaison for supplier technical (includes working on joint studies).
  • Manage internal blue sheets (chemical cross-references).
  • Assist with the technical side of complaints.
  • Technical and full approval for new products.
  • Create technical data sheets for private label products.
  • Gather and manage technical literature on the Online Technical Library.
  • Shelf life and product recertification management.


Product Management responsibilities:


  • Conduct business reviews with suppliers.
  • Manage product pricing process including setting/approving product margins.
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers.
  • Communicate with suppliers and sales team on all aspects of the product line.
  • Manage forecast/budget for suppliers.
  • Understand and analyze competitors to suppliers.
  • Look for alternative suppliers for key products where supply agreements are not in place.
  • Work with ERP system to generate reports and analyze supplier & customer performance.
  • Maintain market knowledge on key raw materials and supply chain items.
  • Make sure inventory levels are adequate and address any slow moving inventory issues.
  • Work with management to put supply agreements in place with key suppliers.
  • Manage the new business development funnel process for assigned suppliers.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Job Requirements


The desired candidate will have a chemistry, chemical engineering degree or similar.  The ideal candidate will have a technical aptitude, strong work ethic and excellent communication skills are imperative.  Experience in polymers, elastomers, plastics, extrusion, thermoplastics, rubber, polyolefins or TPE would be a plus.