Color Finishing Specialist
American Woodmark Corporation - Gas City, IN

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TITLE: Senior Process Engineer (Coating-Finishing Engineer)
REPORTS TO: Finishing Manager

Manage finishing initiatives for the Gas City, IN plant with the goal of establishing a world class finishing operation. Drive process focused projects and standardize processes, drive expertise within color development for new products, advanced finishing applications and technologies, and finishing equipment capability and maintenance.


  • Work with the Corporate Manufacturing Leadership Team to develop finishing vision, generating ideas for next generation processes, materials, and flows.
  • Engage vendor in development of new colors and capability advancements. Lead semi-annual color reviews and manage weekly color audits.
  • Engage spray equipment vendors in testing equipment to improve quality and transfer efficiency.
  • Set standards and train to repair and salvage finished material ensuring compliance with quality requirements.
  • Develop and own standard operating procedures related to material, equipment and processes:

o Develop internal expertise related to stain mixing with standardization across finishing.
o Partner with the Quality Department to standardize all equipment processes related to control measurement.
o Work with the plant Engineering and Maintenance Teams to improve TPM program.

  • Support all plant functional areas when quality, equipment, or process issues arise.
  • Support and actively participate in the AWC’s Lean initiative.


  • B.S. in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • 6-8 years of process experience.
  • History of successfully facilitating change in large manufacturing operations.
  • Technical and hands-on knowledge of finishing processes and equipment.
  • Experience in introducing new colors in support of NPI’s.
  • Capacity to learn new concepts and pass the knowledge along in classroom and practical setting.
  • Track record of successful project management across multiple sites.
  • Microsoft Project.
  • Management style must be consistent with and support 2019 Vision and company values.


  • Bonus opportunity.
  • Relocation assistance provided.
  • Occasional weekend and off-shift work required.
  • Up to 20% travel.

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American Woodmark Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of kitchen and bath cabinets for the remodeling and new home...