• Senior Process Engineer - Cationic Processes

    Job ID
    US-PA-Philadelphia - Navy Yard
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
  • Overview


    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

    Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customer's products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

    Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

    For more information please visit our website www.axalta.com or follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.


    Role Summary:


    Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Chemical Engineer to join its Process Technology team located at the new Global Innovation Center (GIC) located in the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.  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 Senior Process Engineer - Cationic Processes:

    • 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 environmentDemonstrated 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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