• Technical Manager

    Location US-WA-Vancouver
    Job ID
    Manufacturing & Production
    Vitamin - Operations Admin
  • Overview


    We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Technical Manager at our Vancouver and Ridgefield, WA plants.


    What we’re about:

    • Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.
    • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.
    • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.
    • Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.


    What we’ll offer:

    • Competitive salary including annual bonus & Stock Incentive Program
    • Comprehensive benefits package along with generous 401K savings & profit sharing
    • Career ownership & development
    • Diversity & sustainability



    The Technical Manager provides overall supervision and management of the Technical Engineering group, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Maintenance, and Sanitation in a lean manufacturing, packaging, and distribution environment and is responsible for production line design, acquisition, implementation, and improvement, as well as budget management and capital forecasts for facility and production related capital projects.

    • Promotes a safety culture and awareness within their area of responsibility at all times, as well as throughout the plant.
    • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, local, and corporate policies, laws, regulations, and safety requirements.
    • Prepares and controls budgets and maintains cost center accountability for engineering and maintenance groups including capital forecasts for projects supporting manufacturing, packaging, distribution, and facility needs.
    • Tracks favorably to all technical area Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as, Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs, MRO cycle counts, and inventory turns.
    • Ensures proper PM programs are completed and are in compliance with all regulatory agency requirements.
    • Supervises and determines workload and priority for direct reports.
    • Ensures that an Emergency Response Plan is properly implemented and maintained.
    • Manages and incorporates lean manufacturing initiatives in line & product optimization, quality initiatives, quality management, and loss reduction.
    • Seeks, implements, and provides expertise for relentless improvement of mechanical & operational systems and looks for opportunities to ensure that safety, quality, and cost requirements are adhered.
    • Works with operations management in support of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) goals and improvements.
    • Provides direction and leadership in the resolution of production-related problems.
    • Ensures compliance of cGMP, SOP, and Job Safety Analyses (JSAs).
    • Continuously develops personnel for succession planning through proper training and guidance.
    • Performs additional duties and projects as required.



    The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering plus a minimum of 7 years of experience in a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and/or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated industry is required.

    • Experience with leading and developing individuals and teams.
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, FDA regulations, and cGMP requirements related to the manufacture of nutritional supplements.
    • Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations and requirements.
    • Experience with CAD software, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and SAP.
    • Strong working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

    Church & Dwight Co. Inc., a $3.5 billion company, was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.  We are one of the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods companies and as a testament to our performance; the company was added to the S&P 500 in 2016.  Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Vitafusion, Orajel, Batiste and more.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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