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Paint Process Engineer

Lansing, MI 48901

Posted: 02/07/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 16370 Pay Rate: $ 80000.00 - $ 95000.00

Job Description

Our client in the Lansing, MI area is seeking a Paint Process Engineer for direct hire.

This position involves:
  • Exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
  • Follow Company policies and display conduct expected of our clients employees as described in the employee handbook.
  • Follow and uphold safety rules of the Company and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace.
  • Support process and maintenance activities consistent with departmental expectations and goals.
  • Operate paint process and application equipment in accordance with established control plans.
  • Identify, communicate and document any issues relating to the product, process and/or quality system.
  • Initiate, recommend, and implement solutions utilizing error-proofing techniques to prevent the occurrence/re-occurrence of non-conformance.
  • Develop, implement, verify and document parameter settings for all paint process and application equipment.
  • Verify and calibrate paint process and application equipment as directed in the total productive maintenance plan to ensure the accuracy and repeatability of the painting process.
  • Implement monitoring, control and/or logging systems with the PLC Software Technician and other designated members.
  • Track, record and prepare management reports detailing process capability and trend analyses of key parameters.
  • Participate in the development of robotic path motions and operating parameters for the introduction of new products and the continuous improvement of existing programs to optimize transfer efficiency.
  • Communicate and cooperate with paint suppliers on usage optimization, formulation compatibility, paint performance and quality issues.
  • Work with equipment suppliers to accurately collect application and performance data on new technology tested in the painting process.
  • Communicate and cooperate with cleaning suppliers to test new processes and products to ensure optimization of system performance.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement teams.
  • Train personnel in the operation of process equipment and procedures in accordance to the established control plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Paint Manager.

Job Requirements

  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering is highly desired.
  • 5+ years experience as a Paint Process Engineer
  • Work experience combined with current schooling towards degree will be considered.
  • Previous automotive finishing and robotic (Fanuc) experience required.
  • Experience with industrial control, computer technology and programming (Solidworks) is desirable.
  • Must be computer literate on the Windows platform.
  • Must pass Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Point Hue Test Annually
  • Knowledge of IATF 16949 Quality System
  • Knowledge of control plan and PFEMA Additional Information
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