Job description


Technical Manager (0796)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers

Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers, Inc. (MCPP) a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical is wholly owned, MCC and its twenty group companies provide products and services to customers in North and South America providing a broad range of businesses including chemical, petrochemical, composite materials, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and other businesses.

MCPP has doubled in size over the past 5 years due to the organic growth with our customers as well as numerous positive acquisitions. This has allowed us to expand our product portfolio, global reach and create an exceptional team of 1000+ dedicated employees. MCPP operates a global network of 24 sites in 15 nations. In the Americas, MCPP has locations in Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina and Brazil.

MCPP's goal to our associates is to create an environment that motivates people, creates teamwork and encourages close collaboration with our customer and suppliers. We maintain a strong investment in our associates and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and growth. We offer our associates a competitive salary, benefits, vacation and incentive package. We encourage learning and development and offer our associates opportunity for advancement. 

Job Purpose

The Technical Manager is the primary technical driving force for new product and application development at the Bellevue Facility, as well as, providing sustaining technical support to current Bellevue product line.  This position will function as the overall technical resource to Bellevue Production Plant.  The incumbent will work with Purchasing, Production, Process Engineering, Plant Engineering, Sales and Marketing to supply technical knowledge and guidance in regard to raw material and polymer related problems and/or performance issues where compound or materials maybe a factor. 

Principal Accountabilities

The functions below are not all inclusive of the duties for this position.  Other responsibilities may be assigned as deemed necessary.

  1. Drive targeted new product development effort for specialty polypropylene-based compounds for major global strategic customer of automotive parts (Mytex Polymers).
  2. Responsible for technical integrity of the new product development cycle:
    • raw material selection and qualification including working knowledge of MSDS regulations,
    • formulation development and processing criteria/requirements,
    • customer acceptance and quality control.
  3. Coordinate and validate each major step in the development system by providing technical leadership. Technical support will be given to Bellevue Purchasing, Production, Process Technicians, Lab Testing and Mytex/customer(s) as required. 
  4. Provide technical support for special needs such as raw material and engineering approvals, etc. Applicant must be familiar with physical property testing for specialty polypropylene compounds, weathering, as well as, plastic instrument characterization by FT-IR, TGA, DSC, etc.
  5. Provide technical support to Bellevue Plant diverse product lines: PVC, PP, TPE, and TPO, to sustain and grow current business.  Support will be in form of: (1) working with Purchasing to qualify new or modified raw materials, (2) Production and Processing Engineering for technical analysis of nonconforming material and continuous improvement for reject reduction and/or cost conversion.  (3) Marketing, R&D, and Technical Service personnel to develop new and/or modified products to meet customer and marketplace needs including developing data, technical data sheets, engineering material testing and approval submittals to OEM.
Knowledge / Skills / Experience
  1. Four year technical degree from a four-year College or University.
  2. Advanced degree preferred.
  3. Ten plus years experience in compounding.
  4. Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
  5. Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  6. Ten plus years experience in extrusion manufacturing processes and compounding.
  7. Problem-solving skills demonstrated through utilization of tools such as 8D/5-Why/Six Sigma approach
  8. Demonstrated ability to lead a team through problem-solving to resolution.


EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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Bellevue, OH
350 North Buckeye Street, Bellevue, OH, USA, 44811
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