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Paint Technician in Chelsea, MI at Gestamp North America

Date Posted: 4/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Paint Technician will apply knowledge in E-Coat Paint Systems and Operations to achieve operational goals, ensuring production of high quality products while maintaining a clean and safe work environment. The Paint Technician will have strong technical knowledge of all paint related equipment, including a thorough understanding of electrocoating and paint delivery systems. As primary technical resource responsible for paint equipment and part production, the Paint Technician will support Maintenance, Operations, Engineering, and Quality.



1.      Perform and document all e-coat paint lab operations, titration, solids testing, film build readings with Elcometer, , sample panel processing;



2.      Responsible for light maintenance repair work with chemical feed equipment;



3.      Perform sample analysis to perform daily adjustments;



4.      Technical support, troubleshooting, and implementation of corrective actions;



5.      Assist with creation, documentation, and development of procedures and parameters to ensure the paint equipment meets all targets relating to quality, cost, and delivery;



6.      Responsible for overall performance of paint operations;



7.      Monitor operation of paint system to ensure high quality products, reporting any problems to paint engineering or supervision;



8.      Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives, taking a proactive lead in improvement of process and related issues;



9.      Complete inspection sheets to ensure product meets part specifications;



10.   Document any downtime issues and assist with troubleshooting activities;



11.   Partner with engineering team, assisting with launch activities;



12.   Maintain a clean and safe work environment;



13.   Cooperate with internal and external certification audits and customer audits, supporting site initiatives towards achieving and maintaining customer awards as well as quality and environmental certifications (IATF, TS, ISO);



14.   Adhere to Team Handbook, Quality, Safety, and Environmental standards, policies, and procedures;



15.   Assure all safety devices are properly in place and utilized, Lockout/Tagout procedures are adhered to, PPE is worn correctly at all times, and reporting of any near-misses, injuries, or accidents occurs immediately;



16.   Perform additional tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Job Requirements



1.      Ability to read and understand standardized work instructions and inspection sheets;



2.      Working knowledge of statistical process control;



3.      Excellent verbal and written communication skills;



4.      Ability to obtain hi-lo and crane certifications;



5.      Desire to work in a team-based, lean-manufacturing environment;



6.      Willingness to travel for training, and as other business needs may dictate;



7.      Ability and willingness to work any shift, as well as overtime, as required to meet business requirements


8.      Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus



9.      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear



10.      Employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds



11.      While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time



12.      The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate