• Technical Manager

    Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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  • Overview

    Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


    At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


    Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

    We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


    Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

    How you will impact Ingevity

    Plant Technical Manager is responsible for all Plant Technical activities including Plant Process Chemistry support, Quality Control/Assurance functions, Continuous Improvement (OpEx), coordination of new product introductions, Quality Management Systems, Customer Complaints, Sample Shipments.


    This position will serve as the Plant focal person for technical issues with Business Groups, ITC Technical, Production & Shipping.

    • Manage Plant Quality Assurance, Plant Process Chemists & Quality Management Systems and their results.
    • Responsible for resolution of Customer Complaints – including level of responsiveness, effectiveness & general perception of Customer Care.
    • Coordinate technical support for problem resolution (Quality Reviews) & Process Improvement (ie: OpEx & Cost Saving activities).
    • Leads continuous improvement efforts (review of methods, Gauge R&R, method development) on test capabilities to reduce/eliminate QC related Production downtime
    • Manage systems & organization to maintain ISO 9001 certification – continuously improving the output & business usefulness of these systems.
    • Actively support communications with Businesses, Customer Service, ITC Technical, etc to ensure CHS Plant is meeting their needs.
    • Manage Sample Shipment activities.
    • Lead the Performance Chemicals Operations Global Quality initiative.

    What you need to succeed

    • Bachelors in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
    • 6 – 9 years of experience in operational/functional knowledge, managing people, as well as managing financial resources.
    • 6 Sigma certification preferred
    • APICS certification preferred
    • Quality Management Systems/ISO knowledge is a plus
    • Strong track record in continuous improvement in the areas of quality, safety and process improvements.

    About us

    Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
    With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work. 

    Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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