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Lead Paint Process Engineer - Princess Yachts - British Luxury Yacht Manufacturer

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Current Vacancy

Title: Lead Paint Process Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Reporting to: Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive / 5day week (Mon-Thurs: 07:30-16.30 Friday 12.30)

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project manage introduction of painting of composites structures into production and ensure process capability and production readiness
  • Introduce a high quality painting department within the business
  • Work closely with design and product development for DFM
  • Develop and productionise spraying processes, procedure and equipment
  • Work with paint suppliers to optimise quality and efficiency standards
  • Establish and document process and standardised procedures
  • Identify skills and training requirements
  • Lead a team to deliver products to EHS & QDC requirements
  • Problem Solving and root cause analysis to support continuous improvement
  • Supervise work to quality specifications, coordinate shop floor activity and monitor workflow of the team
  • Maintain a competitive manufacturing environment through research of technology and adoption of the latest industry standards. 
  • Assist in the planning of equipment and the human resource to optimise efficiency and throughput. Monitor and improve on KPI’s
  • Maintain a cohesive, safe working environment in conjunction with other business functions and COSHH regulations
  • Manifest a quality orientated culture in the team and maintain Total Preventative Maintenance to ensure reliability and consistency of the department
  • Mix paint and coatings for appropriate substance and colour, regulating temperatures of substances

Person Specification

  • Clear technical experience and deep theoretical understanding of working with spray paint application
  • Minimum 3 years of direct experience with wet spray painting, ideally with training / mentoring experience
  • Deep understanding of process parameter and paint characteristic interrelationships
  • Technical understanding of composite surface preparation and paint science
  • Previous experience in a leadership role in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Excellent paint application skills by hand with ability to train others in best practice techniques
  • Leads by example and excellent communicator to all business levels

Preferred requirements

  • Experience in marine paint applications
  • Experience with painting large panels with epoxy based paints
  • Experience with finishing (polishing / buffing) and repair / rework
  • Experience in automotive finishes (metallic)
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field



If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on this link to forward a completed application pack with a covering letter.