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Paint Process Engineer

Lansing, MI 48917

Posted: 05/13/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 25065 Pay Rate: $ 75000.00 - $ 95000.00

Job Description

Our client, a prominent manufacturing company in the Lansing, MI area, is on the lookout for a highly skilled and experienced Paint Process Engineer to join their team on a direct hire basis. This role is pivotal in ensuring the seamless operation and continual improvement of paint processes, contributing significantly to the quality and efficiency of production. As a Paint Process Engineer, you will be at the heart of the manufacturing operation, combining technical expertise with a keen eye for detail to enhance product quality, optimize processes, and ensure a safe and healthful workplace.


  • Actively participate in team activities, promoting a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Employ problem-solving skills to drive continuous improvement within the workplace.
  • Adhere to and uphold all company policies and safety standards.
  • Support process and maintenance operations to meet departmental objectives.
  • Operate and manage paint process and application equipment following established guidelines.
  • Identify, communicate, and document product, process, or quality system issues.
  • Initiate and implement error-proofing solutions to prevent non-conformance issues.
  • Develop and document optimal parameter settings for paint application equipment.
  • Conduct verification and calibration of paint process equipment to ensure precision.
  • Collaborate with PLC Software Technicians to implement monitoring and control systems.
  • Analyze process capabilities, tracking trends and preparing detailed management reports.
  • Participate in the development of robotic path motions for new and existing products.
  • Coordinate with paint and cleaning suppliers to optimize materials and processes.
  • Engage in continuous improvement initiatives and teams.
  • Train staff on proper operation of process equipment according to control plans.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Paint Manager.

Job Requirements


  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Paint Process Engineer role.
  • Experience in automotive finishing and robotic operations, particularly with Fanuc robots.
  • Proficiency in industrial control, computer technology, and programming (e.g., Solidworks).
  • Strong computer literacy, especially within the Windows environment.
  • Ability to pass the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Point Hue Test annually.
  • Knowledge of IATF 16949 Quality System, control plan, and PFEMA.

Preferred Skills:

  • Exceptional teamwork and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A proactive approach to safety and quality.

Titles Encouraged to Apply:

  • Automation Engineer
  • Process Improvement Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Coatings Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
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