• Coatings Technical Leader

    Job ID
    US-MI-Mount Clemens
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
    Transportation Coatings
  • Overview

    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 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.  For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.


    Due to an internal promotion, Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Coatings Technical Team Leader to join our staff at our Mount Clemens, MI facility. The incumbent will support our Vehicle Interior Trim Group. As a working supervisor, the Coatings Technical Team Leader has the responsibility for the planning, coordination, evaluation, and supervision of Lab Technicians and Chemists within designated team.


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Oversee laboratory personnel, procedures, and technical and scientific operations.
    • Work closely with Technical Manager to select appropriate test methodology for clinical use of test results.
    • Ensure verification of test procedures performed and establish laboratory's test performance characteristics.
    • Oversee laboratory's enrollment and successful participation in proficiency testing programs, including testing samples, providing results, and taking any needed corrective action.
    • Develop and regularly review quality control and quality assessment activities. Identify and correct any problems in a timely manner consistent with regulatory guidelines.
    • Establish parameters of acceptable analytic performance and ensure that these standards are maintained throughout the entire testing process.
    • Resolve technical problems and ensure that remedial actions are taken when needed.
    • Ensure accurate and timely delivery of laboratory results.
    • Evaluate and ensure competency, training, and performance of laboratory personnel. Identify training needs and ensure that each individual performing tests receives the appropriate education for the type and complexity of services performed.
    • Prepare and present technical reports on lab activity and effectiveness.
    • Will manage a team of that could range from 10-15 employees that would include Chemists and Lab Technicians


    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • B.S/M.S. in Chemistry, Materials Science or closely related discipline is required.
    • Five (5) to fifteen (15) years of experience in the chemical industry. Experience in the coatings industry is highly preferred with a background in interior trim or automotive plastics a plus.


    • The ideal candidate will have at least 1-5 years of leading a team in an R&D environment.
    • Candidate must have outstanding written and oral communication skills.
    • Candidate must me proficient in with MS Office.
    • Must be physically able to stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, and kneel
    • Vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision and color vision


    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Axalta is committed to a diverse workforce.


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