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Finishing Engineer (000000006916)

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Steelcase Inc. Grand Rapids , MI 49504

Posted 3 months ago

With some supervision, provides technical support to Steelcase North America related to coatings materials and coating process engineering.

Support consists of a very broad range of production support, process trouble-shooting and optimization, product development and implementation, technical systems development and administration, methodology development and administration, specialized testing, information and training activities.
1.Manufacturing support.

  • Quality System support.

  • Environmental Quality Compliance.

  • Cost reduction, efficiency improvement, refinish reduction, etc.

  • Equipment development and installation.

  • Material implementations.
    2.Process trouble-shooting and optimization.

  • Daily trouble-shooting.

  • Process capability.
    3.New Coating development.

  • Exploration of new materials.

  • Project administration.

  • Testing coordination for qualifications.
    4.Technical Systems development and administration.

  • Specification development and revision.

  • Mastering systems physical and electronic.

  • Quality documentation systems.

  • Process documentation.
    5.Methodology development and administration.

  • Test method development and enhancement
    6.Specialized testing
    7.Information and training

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

Required Skills

  • Ability to perform and develop mathematical calculations using Engineering principles.

  • Requires interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to effectively lead and transfer knowledge to others, including audiences of both technical and non-technical, some levels of management, and production employees.

  • Requires presentation skills to achieve acceptance of ideas.

  • Understanding of various coating types, their characteristics, principles of formulation, manufacture, and application. The ability to apply that knowledge to development and production support situations.

  • Superior color vision preferred. Knowledge of visual and instrumental color measurement principles and techniques and ability to apply to both in-lab and in-plant situations.

  • Understanding and working knowledge of the spectrum of physical testing for various coatings. Ability to develop test methodology.

  • Understanding of instrument calibration and verification principles. The ability to apply that knowledge to both in-lab and in-plant situations.

  • Understanding of scientific method, experimental control, design of experiments.

  • Understanding of production finishing, factors that affect paint application, material u(personnel supervision, budgets,

Supervisory Responsibilities (performance appraisal, etc.)

  • Will receive general direction related to projects and initiatives.

  • May provide project management and leadership to Finishing Engineers, Associate Finishing Engineers, and Finishing Technology Technicians.

  • May provide training and guidance to production personnel, quality personnel, and other engineers or technicians in various finishing issues.

Work Environment (travel, shift, lifting requirements, hazardous conditions, etc.)

  • Normal Office / lab environment.

  • Exposure to some paint and solvent materials during testing, manufacturing support.

  • Exposure to production paint shop and mix room environments. Safety awareness and precautions must be strictly adhered to.

  • Up to 10% of travel

  • Effective performance requires working with other staff, technical support, manufacturing groups, suppliers and occasional dealer / customers.

  • Project management / leadership activity may require interaction with senior levels to STC management.

Required Experience

  • Knowledge, expertise, level of contribution and decisions required for effective performance in this position result from a four-year Engineering or Technical degree / certification with a minimum of 5 year experience in the Finishing Engineer or equivalent position.
  • A two-year technical degree with a minimum of 10 years experience in the Finishing Engineer or equivalent position may be considered as equivalency.
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Finishing Engineer (000000006916)

Expired Job

Steelcase Inc.