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Codes & Approvals Manager – Seaman Corporation – Job # 274433438


Seaman Corporation





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At Seaman Corporation, we are dedicated to creating and supplying quality, high-performance fabrics that protect our planet, our people, and our customers. From humble beginnings in 1949 to a multi-million-dollar organization, this family-owned business has grown to be a leading manufacturer in highly durable coated fabrics, supplying products to customers around the globe.

Every Seaman Corporation associate plays a valuable role in our company’s continuous growth. We believe by investing in the right people and resources, we can drive sustainable growth across the entire business.

Seaman Corporation products are composed of proprietary knitted or woven base fabrics and coating formulas to produce high performance roofing systems, geomembrane liners, truck tarps, architectural structures, and much more. We work exclusively with authorized fabricators, designers, consultants, engineers, and installers for quality solutions start to finish.



  • Company performance bonus in addition to base salary
  • Flexible work opportunities including flex schedules and remote work from home up to two days per week (if applicable to role)
  • Professional development opportunities including tuition reimbursement, course training, and networking
  • A competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, paid time off (PTO), volunteer time off (VTO), and paid holidays
  • Fun and engaging activities including department outings, holiday parties, and our annual company-wide dinner


Seaman Corporation is seeking a Codes & Approvals Manager to join our Commercial team! This position will report to the Technical Services Manager in Wooster.



The Codes and Approvals Manager plays a critical role in ensuring the successful installation of Seaman Corporation products that safeguard the customers valuable assets by overseeing various aspects related to codes, approvals, and testing for FiberTite Roofing Systems. They develop and maintain building code approvals that align with the Seaman Corporation’s global strategy. They work closely with various departments within Seaman Corporation, contribute to new product development, and provide expertise for training opportunities. Additionally, this role collaborates across functions to drive innovation through new product and application development to enhance existing value and align with Seaman Corporation’s global strategy.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage Building Code and Regulatory Approvals for Seaman Corporation products globally, ensuring market needs are met and competitive advantage is maintained.
  • Summarize information for use by Sales, Marketing, Product Management, and Technology Group.
  • Monitor and communicate Building Code Approval needs and implement strategy and policy modifications as required. This includes input from consumer demand, voice of customer, code trends, new standards/regulations, gaps, market needs/trends, new products, new application methods, and new systems.
  • Manage, coordinate, and execute all projects on time and on budget to fill strategic Seaman Corporation needs to support sustainable growth.
  • Provide expertise for competitive systems and products for Technical Services messaging.
  • Develop and implement system approval and alternative opportunities, for use by Marketing, Sales, Technology and Technical Services.
  • Manage tasks daily by analyzing workflow needs and establishing priorities and setting deadlines when necessary to keep personnel on task.
  • Coordinate with Seaman Corp Quality Systems to ensure compliance with all code body audits: ensure audit manuals are current and accurate, all audit non-compliances are addressed and that all audits are conducted as required.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders regarding including Building Codes, Approvals, compliance, and system performance.
  • Design strategy and project plans to advance Seaman Corporation’s competitive edge, implement said plans, assign project activities to personnel and monitor milestone and completion progress.
  • Negotiate and execute code and testing contract agreements with third-party testing laboratories, certification laboratories, and third-party component suppliers to support Seaman Corporation needs.
  • Collaborate with Technical Service, Sales, Marketing, and Technology team members to develop Seaman Corporation resources such as product datasheets, installation guides, sales tools, marketing, literature, and presentations.
  • Participate in departmental staffing decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and workflow management.
  • Develop and monitor approved operational budget to cover Technical Services Codes and Approval’s needs.
  • Represent Seaman Corporation at Industry Trade and Standard Development Organizations (i.e. ASTM, SPRI, CFFA/VRA, RCMA, FM Coalition).


Job Requirements


  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering
  • Prior experience in building codes for the roofing industry or with building codes



  • Prefer minimum 5-8 years Code Approvals and building codes experience within commercial roofing or related commercial construction, or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should be aligned with our company values and demonstrate the following competencies:


Do What’s Right

  • Safety: Safety is our priority and everyone’s responsibility. If you see something unsafe, you are called to say something.
  • Customer Focus: We are in business for the customer. Our (internal and external) customers deserve our focus, and we can create solutions that solve their needs.
  • Integrity: Our words and actions reflect our values, and we hold respect for all individuals.
  • Work Together
  • Collaboration: We must share openly with one another, listen actively, and seek to understand the needs of our colleagues. We will respect diversity and work to find common ground.

Teamwork: We will trust the person and attack the process.


Create Solutions

  • Entrepreneurism: Act with a spirit of entrepreneurism, challenge the status quo, and find innovative solutions to our obstacles.
  • Continuous Improvement: Everyone is an advocate for continuous improvement. Be willing to learn something new and accept that failure is a part of the process.
  • Results: At the end of the day, results are what drive us forward. Hold yourself accountable to remove roadblocks and focus on the outcome over the activity






Seaman Corporation is an EEO / Affirmative Action Employer.