Lead Paint Process Engineer

TQR Consultancy Ltd
09 Nov 2018
08 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Lead Paint Process Engineer for a permanent position based in Plymouth.

Main Duties:

• Project manage introduction of painting of composites structures into production and ensure process capability and production readiness
• Introduce a high quality painting department within the business
• Work closely with design and product development for DFM
• Develop and productionise spraying processes, procedure and equipment
• Work with paint suppliers to optimise quality and efficiency standards
• Establish and document process and standardised procedures
• Identify skills and training requirements
• Lead a team to deliver products to EHS & QDC requirements.
• Problem Solving and root cause analysis to support continuous improvement
• Supervise work to quality specifications, coordinate shop floor activity and monitor workflow of the team.
• Maintain a competitive manufacturing environment through research of technology and adoption of the latest industry standards.
• Assist in the planning of equipment and the human resource to optimise efficiency and throughput. Monitor and improve on KPI’s.
• Maintain a cohesive, safe working environment in conjunction with other business functions and COSHH regulations.
• Manifest a quality orientated culture in the team and maintain Total Preventative Maintenance to ensure reliability and consistency of the department.
• Mix paint and coatings for appropriate substance and colour, regulating temperatures of substances

Person Specification:

• Clear technical experience and deep theoretical understanding of working with spray paint application
• Minimum 3 years of direct experience with wet spray painting, ideally with training / mentoring experience.
• Deep understanding of process parameter and paint characteristic interrelationships.
• Technical understanding of composite surface preparation and paint science.
• Previous experience in a leadership role in a lean manufacturing environment.
• Excellent paint application skills by hand with ability to train others in best practice techniques.
• Leads by example and excellent communicator to all business levels.

Preferred requirements:

• Experience in marine paint applications.
• Experience with painting large panels with epoxy based paints.
• Experience with finishing (polishing / buffing) and repair / rework.
• Experience in automotive finishes (metallic).
• Educated to degree level in a relevant field.

Working hours Mon to Thurs 07:30 to 16:30 and Fri 07:30 to 12:30.

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