Technical Director

Weldon, NC 27890, USA Req #1313
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Patch Rubber, a Myers Industries Company (NYSE: MYE), is a diversified rubber manufacturer with 100 years of experience compounding and manufacturing tire repair and retreading products, industrial rubber products, and permanent and traffic marking tapes. 

Job Overview:

The Technical Director is responsible for making sure the materials and process are in place for the day-to-day operations of the plant.  They will also oversee product and process development for new and existing products and ensure that proper technical procedures are followed. 


Duties and Responsibilities


·         *Coordinates and oversees materials and compounds used in current products manufactured in the plant along with current processes used in the manufacturing of products.

·         *Works with Quality and Production to identify root causes to customer and plant issues.

·         *Consults with General Manager and Plant Manager to create long-range operating and manufacturing goals specific to the needs of the organization.

·         *Develops new products and processes from concept to testing to production.

·         *Collaborates with sales and marketing to determine market potential and/or market demand for new products.

·         *Oversees progress and timeliness of projects.

·         *Reviews project reports to ensure projects are on schedule and within budget.

·         *Coordinate REACH requirements for European shipments.

·         *Oversee environmental requirements and testing.

·         *Make sure SDS’s and Labels meet all requirements.

·         *Performs other related duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

                     - Plans and coordinates the work of technical staff.

                     - Establishes and communicates priorities to technical staff.

                 - Oversees technical staff and ensures that they meet goals and objectives.

                 - Recruits additional technical staff as needed.

                 - Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive. 

                   - Provides training and mentoring as needed



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         + Must have a good understanding of rubber compounding materials and processes.

·         + Extensive technical knowledge of technical and product development.

·         + Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         + Excellent managerial and supervisory skills.

·         + Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

·         + Excellent financial skills and ability to analyze financial data.

·         + Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.


Education and Experience

·          *Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Technical required; Master’s degree in Technical or Business Administration preferred.

·         *At least ten years of Rubber/Compound experience required.

·         *At least five years managerial experience desired.


Physical Requirements 


·         *Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

·         *Must have the ability to lift 40 pounds.

·         *Ability to traverse manufacturing facility.

·         *Some travel required to visit customer facilities and attend trade shows.



Myers Industries, Inc.  is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Job Function Engineering Services
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Weldon, NC 27890, USA