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Paint and Color Manager-
High Performance Architectural Metal Finishing company in search of an Paint and Color manager.
SUMMARY
Manages a variety of aspects of the finishing process including color development, paint preparation, pretreat system, paint booths, paint equipment, ovens and conveyor line.  Prepares and manages formulas for use during production.  Manages inventory of color bases and tints.  Assist production with quality control procedures and maintenance activities.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Operations: Direct, train and assist with the operation of paint booths, paint equipment, bake oven, pretreat system and conveyor line.
Coordinates with Operations Management in evaluating quality coming from the finishing process and identifying root cause..
Coordinates with Operations Management to develop and schedule appropriate preventative maintenance.
Prepare and manage standard operating procedures and work instructions pertaining to the finishing process and maintenance
Assist and train with management of safety and environmental compliance activities.
Maintains records and database in regards to material usage and compliance activities.
Color Matching: Uses color matching software and understanding of color theory to match colors in accordance with customer specifications and customer provided color sample.  Colors shall be matched in a timely manner.
Creates paint formulas and maintains database where formulas are stored and can be cross referenced for previous matches.  Loads formulas into equipment used for bulking up paint.
Sprays color samples for customer approval.
Prepares formulas (bill of materials) for use during production, calculates batch sizes on a job by job basis.
Inventory and Supplier Management: Manages inventory of color bases and purchases paints from approved vendors.
Works with suppliers regularly as it pertains to quality and maintenance of finishing process equipment
Quality Control: Assists production with troubleshooting quality or maintenance issues.
Works with Operations Management to ensure equipment maintenance procedures are followed.
Clean and maintain equipment after use.
Communication: Must possess strong interpersonal skills, oral communication, and written communication, to inspire collaboration and cooperation with fellow employees.
Attitude, environment and culture: An employee is expected to be on the job every day they are scheduled to work.  By approaching the job with a positive attitude will reflect on the environment you work in and the culture your company identifies itself by.   Focusing on the job will benefit you and the company.   Employees must strive to continuously self-improve and learn new skills and gain knowledge in order to add more value.
Equipment: Ability to accurately and efficiently use precision equipment under little or no supervision.

Process: Must have strong attention to detail to produce accurate and orderly product standards.
Productivity: Must possess the ability to work alone in a fast paced environment and be able to adhere to strict deadlines.

Problem solving application: Every employee is expected to anticipate and practice problem solving during the process of their job. Using practical application skills, creativity and innovation will result in an employee working smarter and not harder and more productive in order to accomplish their objective.
Training and Quality: Each employee will be trained in the Verta procedures and processes.  It is critical that an employee balance job efficiency, with meeting quality expectations and costs.
Team player: Be a team player.  Keep an open mind, work together with your peers and develop synergies in order to be more productive.  Ask questions, learn more about other team players in order to work smarter and accomplish more.
Safety: Employees must follow and practice job safety.  Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) must be worn as it applies to the operation you are doing.  Always report injuries to your supervisor and make out the appropriate paperwork.  All employees will receive the OSHA compliance training requirements and are expected to practice and reinforce safe work practices with other team members.
Education and /or Experience: Degree or certificate inclusive of coursework involving painting, finishing, auto body repair, etc.  Or equal experienced in a painting / finishing field using liquid paint, spray equipment and paint booths.  Previous experience in automotive, architectural or industrial painting preferred.  Working knowledge of paint make up and color is preferred.  Experience and/or certificates illustrating knowledge of Lean principles is preferred.  Must have strong mechanical aptitude and critical thinking skills.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Flexible Work Arrangements: Flexible work arrangements are based on the needs of the business and available and considered on a case by case basis in direct alignment with the flexible work arrangement policy.  This position is not available for a flexible work arrangement.

Operations Manager-
High Performance Architectural Metal Finishing company in search of an operations manager.
SUMMARY: Oversees and coordinates all activities of production related to the finishing process ensuring all company goals are met and meeting and/or exceeding customer expectations
Ensures all company policies and guidelines are followed.
Responsible for overall facilities and property maintenance.
Ensures all safety and other compliance requirements and protocols are met and enforced.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Lead, Manage, Accountability: Oversees, manages, directs and coordinates activities as it relates to the production staff, production process and the timely completion of finishing or accessorial processes in accordance with corporate goals and strategic initiatives.  Includes staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and manage expectations and accountability.
Acts as liaison between sales and production related units
Scheduling / Production Process: Analyzes jobs to determine needs, staffing and complexities involved.   Establishes the shop production schedule with consideration to staffing requirements, demand, resources, people’s ability, outside operations, training, labor costs, material availability, quality level acceptance, efficiency and on-time delivery performance.
Present proposals and ROI on new production equipment and processes.
Equipment / Maintenance: Manage timely / proper maintenance of equipment to ensure safe usage and quality.
Compliance: Oversees and directs activities related to environmental compliance in accordance with applicable permits.  This includes daily, monthly and quarterly inspections.  Ensuring employees are following all guidelines.  Scheduling 3rd party testing and equipment certifications.  Assist in the collection, documentation and submission of required documents and data to the MPCA / EPA.  Participate and provide training to employees to fulfill requirements of applicable permits.
Facilities Maintenance: Coordinate and manage the maintenance of the facility and grounds. Identify and implement energy and cost saving systems. Purchasing and Inventory Control
Oversee and direct all purchasing and inventory control activities including warehouse layout and management.  Facilitate vendor relationships, agreements and insurance requirements.

 

Cost Control: Analyzes and reviews jobs to ensure material, labor and overhead costs are in alignment with project and company budgets.  Identify and implement cost saving measures as required.  Develop, direct and maintain operating budgets and cost controls to fund operations, maximize investments and increase efficiency of manufacturing.  Provide feedback to management on deviations from budgets and continuously work to reduce operating costs.
Employee Relations: Must possess strong interpersonal skills, oral communication, written communication, inspire team participation and cooperation.  Be a visionary leader inspiring respect and trust and addressing the employees’ issues with a sense of urgency.  Conducts Employee Reviews to provide employees with regard to their personal performance activities.  Interviews, hires, terminates and disciplines all shop employees as necessary following company and union protocol.
Safety: Continual participation in safety awareness and training to reduce/eliminate potential cause for injury, safety issues, AWAIR Training and OSHA compliance. Oversee guidelines and processes are correctly and timely followed to comply with various permits and/or legal regulations. Conduct thorough investigation in the event of a production employee accident and follow prescribed procedures for testing and reporting.
Quality: Ensures that the quality procedures are followed and expectations are met.  Consistently clarify quality expectations and immediately address non-compliant finished product.  Track and measure quality issues.  Conduct improvement activities, develop standard procedures and train employees as needed to correct on going quality issues.
Continuous Improvements:     Lead and participate in continuous improvement activities as it relates to safety, quality, delivery and cost.  Review and define issues, root cause and countermeasures.  Assign activities related to countermeasures and follow up to ensure countermeasures were successful.
Training: Develop and establish training requirements for all production functional areas.  Ensure that employees are knowledgeable of operations and can effectively be utilized in many different production areas.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Familiarity with EOS and Lean Principles is preferred.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Flexible Work Arrangements: Flexible work arrangements are based on the needs of the business and available and considered on a case by case basis in direct alignment with the flexible work arrangement policy.  This position is available for a flexible work arrangement.

Installation Engineer/Supervisor ($90-115k)

Under general direction, the Installation Supervisor is responsible to provide technical support for customers and their contractors to assist in erecting, installing, and the mechanical operation of new equipment in the field. In addition, the Installation Supervisor supports and assists QC and Field Service with inspecting fabricated equipment in the shop and in the field.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist contractors in the erection and installation of new process equipment, provide technical assistance and training to customers for mechanical operation of process equipment. Prepare written field inspection reports and punch lists.
• Perform fabricated equipment inspections in support of the global quality control program – coordinate with Global Quality Assurance Director, Regional Quality Specialist, Project Management, and Field Service to schedule fabrication inspection; address issues & concerns; prepare written fabricator inspection reports.
• Work with Global Quality Assurance Director, Regional Quality Specialist to assist with assuring fabricators meet quality, drawing, and code requirements to generate product consistency among suppliers – ensuring standardized results globally.
• Coordinate with purchasing/receiving department to evaluate locally fabricated equipment and parts. Address issues and concerns; prepare written supplier inspection reports.
• Liaison between fabricators and crown design and project engineering functions, to assist in interpreting design and fabrication information and to ensure that crown fabrication drawing information is accurate, and fabrication techniques are consistent.
• Monitor fabrication schedule and facilitate progress updates between fabricators and internal project management.
• Observe all company & OSHA safety rules, follow fabricators’ and customers’ safety programs when on site.

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS
• Associate degree or equivalent to a two-year College or technical school.
• 5 plus year’s mechanical experience in equipment fabrication, installation and/or checkout and startup.
• Proficient in the following skills:
o Millwright work
o Welding, inspection
o Rigging
o Field repair.
• Ability to interpret equipment drawings and schematics is an essential skill.
• High integrity and ethics.
• Must be able to communicate in English fluently. Ability to communicate in a second language – European or Asian languages preferred but not required.
• Preferred knowledge in AutoCad.
• Knowledge of computers and applications, such as Microsoft Office.

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Approximately 50% of time spent in the office environment; approximately 50% spent in the plant environment.
• Office environment conditions are normal for an office environment.
• Plant and fabrication environment conditions include some exposure to chemicals, hazardous materials, and noise, potential work at heights, in confined spaces, and in inclement weather conditions.