JO – 4064 Powder Coating Technician

Powder Coating Technician needed, our Company  is considered the best wood powder coater in North America and recently invested $1.5 million providing the most technologically advanced wood powder coating system in the world. Wood powder coating is an extremely environmentally friendly process, sustainable and durable. We have done many recognizable projects including being specified for the $1 billion new Harvard School of Science and Engineering, Brainerd, MN is an outdoorsman’s paradise with over 450 lakes in the surrounding area including Mille Lacs, the second largest lake in Minnesota! Tons of opportunities and space to hunt, fish, and boat! We are seeking an experienced individual who possess wood finishing or technical powder coating experience.

Job Description: Communicates job expectations; planning, monitoring and appraising job results. Monitor and maintain material and product flow through manufacturing processes and ensure the quality of all manufactured products. Training personnel on the system operation  Works with wood department and engineering to optimize painting processes using lean techniques Investigates quality issues to determine root cause and then determines and implements the best resolution Develop SOPs  Troubleshoots and resolves production issues using a systemic process-based approach to problem solving. Creating and managing the preventive maintenance programs Participates in the R&D of the application of powder coating new substrates Report and monitor daily in-process statistics and metrics.  Exploring new wood coating technology and performing the ROI on new equipment Specifying the capital equipment, managing installation, and debugging any issues for start up

Preferred experience: operating automated liquid finishing conveyor line- flat line or conveyor line. Otherwise experience in manufacturing engineering or metal powder coating. Ideally experience and eye for quality finishes, familiarity with wood processes and coating issues, plus color matching. Previous management experience preferred but not required.  An excellent candidate will ideally have the following skills and qualifications: B.S. in Engineering or a technical field desired, equivalent painting experience required Ideally 5+ years’ in a role directly responsible for paint line systems, preferred in automatic wood finishing lines Excellent communication skills with varied personalities  Project management skills specifically over large scope projects Experience with automated painting equipment
Pay is commensurate with experience.  Job Type: Full-time

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