Manager, Quality Control and Technical Services
Griffin, GA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical, sales, and marketing support for existing and new customers.
  • Work with architects, specifiers, and building officials promoting brands.
  • Assist in new product launches and start-ups.
  • Provide production equipment and plant engineering
  • Participate in Koppers innovation program and goals
  • Steer product approvals with third-party and inspection agencies
  • Perform continuing education classes
  • Attend industry association meetings and tradeshows
  • Provide and assist in offsite plants and troubleshooting
  • Face to face selling and negotiating
  • Raw materials sourcing and cost efficiencies
  • Logistics coordination
  • Draft and present product and program proposals
  • Provide innovation and production in non-traditional business segments
  • Oversee product testing. Review acceptance criteria for new products; works with certification agencies.
  • Develop test samples for industry approvals related to innovation.
  • Create treating and quality control manuals for new products.
  • Work with customers on plant set-up, certification with listing agencies.
  • Train and support staff on the products at their locations.
  • Work with tollers in setting up product tolerances. Monitors tollers on a continual basis.
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers, customers and auditing bodies.
  • Directly oversee all the technical aspects of the Fire-Retardant business.
  • Broad scope of responsibility including P&L accountability, sales forecasting, pricing, new product training and employee development.
  • Review all production and QC reports. Compile monthly treating summaries and track chemical inventories.
  • Oversee and worked with contractors on innovation projects.
  • Presented, negotiated, and win bid specifications for commercial projects.
  • Maintained existing and new accounts.
  • Key account relationship management.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred; High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 10-15 years industry experience
  • Experience in the lumber business
  • Experience with production plants and or saw mills
  • Extensive Building code and Fire-Retardant product approval process knowledge
  • Purchasing experience
  • Logistics experience
  • Production experience
  • Chemical formulation development & testing
  • Business & product management
  • Equipment Engineering or mechanical experience preferred
  • Able to travel 50% throughout North America

Koppers Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other category or characteristic protected by federal law or by any applicable state or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
10 to 15 years
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