Paint Process Engineer
Rehau Group
Cullman, AL
REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. You encounter our systems every day, without noticing them. While they may be invisible, their benefit is always tangible. More than 20,000 employees at 170 locations worldwide apply their expertise and innovative capabilities to ensure the continuous growth of our independent privately-held company.

People drive REHAU. To us, fostering the development of a diverse group of employees is of central significance. We will advance your career if you are willing to perform and display a readiness to apply yourself.

We are looking for someone who will embrace our corporate culture, values and principles. We promote personal development, self initiative and a sense of responsibility in order to support all our employees in fully developing their individual strengths.

REHAU is seeking an ambitious, experienced Paint Process Engineer for its North American Automotive business operations. Specific job tasks include but are not limited to:

The Process Engineer / Technician coordinates technical activities in the production area (primarily paint application) and is the initial contact regarding the introduction of new articles. The Process Engineer oversees TVK / STAKA management, recommends SPEM ideas, and supervises either the robot programming or paint kitchen personnel and activities.

Important Individual Tasks:
Understanding the paint process and TVK / STAKA values related to each process step
Review and analyze plant and process engineering documents for handover (capability studies, measurements, work instructions etc.) for tools, equipment, and paint processes
Generate and maintain an action plan for handover (in case of conditional handover)
Determine and plan samples, adjustments, and trials
Organize handover change management
Support production with process problems
Cross-plant support with solving of problems and adjustments as well as with capacity bottlenecks
Supervise, train, and direct either robot programmers or paint kitchen personnel
Perform other duties as required

Education and/or Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent paint application experience
Programming experience
Paint application for class A surfaces
Moderate MS Office / Outlook experience
Moderate to advanced MS Excel experience
Familiarity with PCDispo a plus
Understanding of critical paint specifications and desired qualities a plus

Personal Characteristics:
This position requires a well-organized, self-driven, honest, hard-working, individual that is comfortable in a team environment. Candidate should also be a good communicator, able to multi-task, detail-oriented, and able to direct and complete tasks reliably.