In this role you will be responsible for providing the expertise and oversight necessary to support optimized throughput of existing products, process and technology development, as well as supporting other professionals on projects as a plating and coating process development subject matter expert.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure quality & process control of plating operations
Develop and optimized production plating and coating methods, chemistries and technologies
Qualify plating and coating processes to improve productivity, quality and cost
Pursue continuous improvement within finishing area by evaluating new and current plating and coating processes to improve productivity, quality and cost
Conduct investigations to determine root cause of failures/non-conformances and propose recommendations to resolve issues
Evaluate all environmental concerns related to finishing processes, as well as, all incidents which present a hazard to people, production or the environment
Perform or oversee plating bath and lab maintenance
Design/oversee any installation of new plating lines
Justify capital expenditures
Schedule repairs and maintenance
Document processes and methods
Maintain related state and federal compliance for safety and environmental
Education and Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering strongly preferred. Minimum of a 2-yr degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or the equivalent of 8 years' experience as a plating professional in metal finishing.
Knowledge of OSHA requirements for Hazardous Waste Operations
Understand the design and development of metal components and assemblies
Experience in project planning and scheduling for timely completion and team management to ensure tasks are owned by responsible functions and commitments are obtained
Must be able to work in a fast paced industrial environment.
Knowledge of powder coat, auto titrators and/or metallurgy a plus.