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JO – 3899 Paint and Color Manager

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.

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