Coatings Engineer

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Salary period: Annual
General Purpose:
Under minimal supervision, applies engineering theories/concepts to assignments in support of business objectives and will be responsible for providing engineering leadership and expertise in the coatings areas. Conducts feasibility studies, determines manpower and cost estimates and develops engineering criteria. Performs analyses to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems and components. Applies knowledge of other disciplines in solving complex problems. Emphasis will be placed on team participation, ability to plan, and ability to achieve results on assigned projects.
Essential Functions: ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Independently develops and applies engineering approaches to projects/assignments. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Completes broad assignments, using originality and ingenuity. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Reviews and recommends processes and operations that involve complex engineering applications. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Regularly serves as coatings technical representative of HMI in area of expertise. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ May participate in or lead cross-functional project teams as a technical coatings engineering expert. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Applies sound project management and engineering principles. May develop and manage project schedules, expenses and capital plans, and other resources assigned to bring the project in on time and within budget. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Provide leadership and insight into new or emerging engineering concepts and technologies. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Support multiple projects in various phases, simultaneously. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Provide daily production support with leadership in hands on problem solving and resolution with a high sense of urgency. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Responsible for timely planning and designing of substrate preparation, and finishing processes. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Review, identify, and recommends process improvements and operations as it relates to finish processes. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Conducts tests to evaluate changes and opportunities for process and production improvements. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Identify and validate equipment criteria, identify and source vendors for equipment needs. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Independently develops and applies engineering approaches to projects,assignments, and problem solving. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Provide training and support to technicians and applicators. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Support multiple projects in various phases, simultaneously. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Approaches work with a high sense of ownership and responsibility. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Performs additional duties as requested to achieve business objectives.
Minimum Requirements: ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Bachelor's degree in Engineering or 2 years college in scientific/technical field PLUS 6 years experience as a top performer. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ 3-5 year professional engineering experience in a finish/paint/coating work setting. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience with powder coat processes required. Experience with other coating processes such as Autophoretic, high solid and water born liquid applications preferred. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience with different types of substrate processing such as steel, aluminum, plastic, castings, and wood required. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience specifying and validating equipment criteria. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Knowledge and experience with coatings formulations, understanding the functions of coatings components and their performance against desired criteria is required. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience with pre-treatment systems required. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Possess the energy and drive to complete work in a timely matter and meet deadlines. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Proven skills in paint system design, layout, and operating parameters. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Project management is required; PE preferred for some assignments. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Knowledgeable with Lean principles and application. Must be able to assess process concepts and to determine where continuous improvement opportunities exist. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Must be able to communicate effectively with people at various levels including production, engineering, and management and to be able to work well with and develop a partnering relationship with other team members. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Able to work off shifts and/ or at multiple locations. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Must be a skilled problem solver and be able to use data and apply engineering expertise to problem solving. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Must be able to assess priorities and determine course of action with minimal day-to-day supervision and be able to anticipate, recognize, and respond effectively to changes which affect project plans. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Must have an overall business sense and understand how decisions affect the business. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Demonstrated ability to effectively use office automation, communication and software tools currently used in the HMI office environment. Fluent in the use of common office automation software, Excel, word, MS project. Must become skilled in Baan, Maximo, and Mysign applications. Required engineering related AutoCad software. ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job with or without accommodations. Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer (minorities/women/veterans/disabilities).

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