Axalta Coating Systems

Process Technology Chemist/Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Front Royal
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/19/2021 12:53 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-5242
Functional Category
Technology/R&D
Type
Regular
Department
Technology

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 customers' 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.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Process Engineer to join its Process Technology team located at the Front Royal, VA Manufacturing Plant.  The successful candidate for this job will become a key member of the Global Process Technology team. 

The primary responsibility of this position is to develop or improve manufacturing process technologies and advance fundamental understanding of manufacturing processes in support of Axalta growth and lean initiatives. The focus will be on process development and improvements as well for scale-up and manufacturing support for new or transferred product . This includes use of various measurement techniques to quantify product properties and development of understanding the relationship between key product attributes and critical process factors from laboratory to commercial scale.

 

  • Optimize manufacturing processes for Axalta by generating improvement ideas, designing, and performing experiments to support implementation on a plant scale;
  • Lead process development and commissioning for capital projects;
  • Collaborate with R&D and Alignment Chemists to support scale up of finish product and intermediate products;
  • Participate in a forum to support and/or troubleshoot plant process and quality issues;
  • Provide coaching on technical issues to both peers and associate investigators;
  • Organize and facilitate meetings to promote manufacturing improvements for safety, productivity, and quality;
  • Support and/or lead critical PSM elements, which includes, but not limited to: Management of Change (MOC), PFMEA, Control Plans, PHA and others.
  • Generate and share key manufacturing metrics. Use data to facilitate positive change.  
  • Interact with Axalta personnel in the business and operations functions on a routine basis;
  • Build strong partnership with site leaders of all related functions

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Minimum Requirements

  • B.S in Engineering, with at least 5 years of experience in process engineering;
  • Advanced degree preferred  
  • Knowledge and experience working in manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in coatings industry in highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in team environment;
  • Previous managerial experience with strong leadership skills is preferred
  • Effective written and oral communication;
  • Knowledge of designed experimentation and statistical data analysis;
  • Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills. 
  • Candidate must have a working proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

 

 

“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.”

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