Technical Services Manager job Burley Idaho
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Technical Services Manager Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 6786466
Location: Burley, Idaho Date Posted: 9/13/2017
Wage: Negotiable Category: Wholesale
Job Code: 31033BR

Job Description:

The Manager Technical Services is responsible for implementing and monitoring the use of manufacturing technologies and best practices, while developing technical capability throughout the manufacturing organization.


  • Provide the manufacturing organization with tactical hands-on support to address specific opportunities, exercising explicit authority to provide technical direction within the region

  • Implement, monitor and encourage effective use of technical best practices, thus developing technical capability within the factories and technical functions

  • Lead and provide best practices with respect to the integration of technical expertise and manufacturing into product development

  • Provide technical input to network optimization planning

  • Implement cost reduction initiatives, supporting AOC planning through Focused Improvement Teams and other interventions

  • Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.


To perform this position successfully, the individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • University degree required in a related field (engineering, food science)

Leadership Abilities:

  • Ability to build strong relationships across a broad range of functions and support their efforts through a collaborative approach. Ability to influence effective decision-making with cross-functional business teams.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to interface successfully with others representing diverse styles and cultures.

  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks and measure progress, with the goal of managing concurrent priorities and contributing to the development of technical capability throughout the organization.

Technical Capabilities:

  • Strong technical orientation and can quickly gain credibility across the company, with the ability to improve process efficiencies

  • Strong analytical and abstract thinking skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Experience with process flow diagrams, P&IDs, and process narratives

  • Experience in training and facilitation

  • Knowledge of processing equipment, processing methods, manufacturing philosophies and basic manufacturing SOP's

  • Expertise in the validation of the feasibility and effectiveness of new technologies

  • Experience with start-up management concepts and equipment commissioning

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to contribute to a broad range of operational and business issues. Ability to make decisions considering the broader implications of these decisions to the organization and all stakeholders.

Required Length & Type of Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years in the Food Manufacturing industry. Previous experience in technical, engineering, and or R&D roles a definite asset. Leadership and project management experience a definite plus.


  • After first 18 months, will requires travel by vehicle and air, mainly within the Western North American sub-region up to 50-75% (United States and Canada).


  • Functional leads of Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain to align on work plans for ongoing and strategic initiatives

  • Technical Services - Global and Regional teams

  • PMO Workstream leads

McCain Foods and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Contact Information:
Contact Name: McCain Foods Company Type:
Company: McCain Foods

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