• Research Associate / Global Processing Steward

    Job ID
    US-MI-Mount Clemens
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
    Regional Office – Americas
  • Overview

    About Axalta

    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions.  From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.  With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn


    See link:  http://www.axaltacs.com/content/dam/Corporate/Documents/About%20Axalta/Axalta%20Brochure%202018.pdf


    Role Summary:


    Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Chemical Engineer to join its Process Technology team located at the Americas Technology Center in Mt. Clemens, MI.  The successful candidate will become a key member of the Global Process Technology team. 

    The primary responsibility of this position is to be the Global Process Steward for Electrocoat Deposition Products across the global Axalta and toller manufacturing sites.


    Key Responsibilities:


    Serve as Global Electrocoat Deposition Process Steward:

    • Understand, document and assess the current processes used to produce electrocoat deposition materials,
    • Oversee and manage new electrocoat deposition product introductions across the globe while working with a cross-functional team to do so,
    • Work to standardize the processes used globally but also work within the equipment constraints to achieve similar properties and performance of electrocoat deposition products,
    • Monitor performance and improve based on real-time metrics,
    • Work to improve process throughput and to main high product quality at the different production sites,
    • Carry out experimental work including PFMEA’s and other technical studies to assist in process alignment, process improvement of electrocoat deposition products,
    • Work with and carry out process modeling as needed to improve the electrocoat deposition processes,
    • Oversee and manage the work of a technician team to carry out experimental work,
    • Provide training in electrocoat deposition process operations as needed.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • PhD in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry with significant experience in process engineering preferred although highly experienced MSc or BSc candidates will be considered,
    • Polymer Reaction Engineering background,
    • Background in electrocoat deposition products and processes;
    • Experience as a Process Engineer. 

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Program Management;
    • Process Statistics including Risk Assessment and PFMEA Methods;
    • Aspen Modeling;
    • Resin Process Engineering.

    Key Behavioral Competencies:

    • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in team environment;
    • Demonstrated leadership skills;
    • Strong influence skills;
    • Work in different cultures;
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
    • Effective written and oral communication;
    • A bias for action, and results orientation.


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