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Technical Specialist – Paint & Coatings
Lightweight engineering – polymer, composites, carbon fibre.
An exciting opportunity for an experienced, production-based paint application specialist to provide technical support to the wider business. A working knowledge of plastics and composite materials coating you will support process improvement, supplier and customer relationships and new product implementation within a leading player in lightweight engineering solutions. Based in Portsmouth
Roles and Responsibilities (not limited to):
Provide a technical support function to the engineering and sales team.
Liaise with customers on all aspects of paint technology including the control of the testing and validation phase for new painted products introduction.
Liaise with the paint material suppliers (involving purchasing where required) on the technical specifications.
Design / specify and oversee procurement / in-house manufacture of all paint application related equipment.
Assist in the design of production layouts in line with industry standard 6S, Lean manufacturing and Health and Safety practices.
Assist active stakeholders in the timely and cost-effective completion of new projects.
Assist in the generation of process and testing documentation.
Assist the paint team in the training of new personnel.
Attend operational meetings to assist with potential issues and risks to supply.
Provide a flexible first-line technical support function for existing paint processes.
Apply industry standard problem solving and root cause analysis techniques.
Work with the purchasing team in the procurement of the most suitable and cost-effective paint shop consumables.
Work with the health and safety team to ensure the facilities and operating practices are industry compliant with all associated evidence and documentation in place.
Assist the paint plant manager to promote the philosophy of 6S within each work area.
Assist in auditing of paint processes on a regular basis to ensure compliance to customer and company quality requirements and Health and Safety legislation.
Work cross-functionally in the research and development of new paint materials and application processes and equipment.
Hold monthly/quarterly meetings with suppliers with support from purchasing department to ensure best products and prices are being achieved.
Assist and lead design reviews for future projects and installations as per new paint installations.
Attend customer site visits as required to support engineering and sales as required.
Must be motivated to work independently, to own goals.
Strong communication to lead and influence change on a consistent basis.
Capability to develop and lead multi-disciplinary teams.
Effective time management.
Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency
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