Color Finishing Specialist
American Woodmark Corporation - Gas City, IN

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TITLE: Senior Process Engineer (Coating-Finishing Engineer)
LOCATION: Gas City, IN
REPORTS TO: Finishing Manager

PURPOSE:
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • 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.

OTHER:

  • 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...