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Lockport, IL, USA
Toyala.com

Toyal America is dedicated to being the world’s technological resource for leading-edge aluminum pigments for automotive and other high, value-added coatings applications, located in Lockport, IL.

We are looking for an experienced Paint Process Specialist who willprovide technical support for automotive and industrial paint related application to R&D, Sales, and Quality departments.

This position reports to the Technical Manager along with R&D Chemist, R&D Technician and Technical Administrator.

Summary Statement

This position is responsible for providing technical support for automotive and industrial paint related application to R&D, Sales, and Quality departments.

 Nature and Scope

This position reports to the Technical Manager along with R&D Chemist, R&D Technician and Technical Administrator.

 Essential Function

 

  • Manage and utilize Paint Application Support Laboratory including spray booth
  • Operate and maintain Durr; rotary bell atomizers, Graco; electrostatic air spray and hand spray guns in the spray booth
  • Stay up-to-date with customer’s formulation, spray parameters and test methods
  • Carry out correlation work between Toyal group companies and customers
  • Prepare automotive and industrial paint formulation, carry out related tests and spray panels based on Toyal’s and customer’s requirements
  • Carry out bench marking, color matching and evaluation of metallic pigments to support Product Development and QC team
  • Actively participate in product development and technical support projects. May require travel to Toyal group companies and customers as needed
  • Participate in root cause investigation of customer complaints
  • Prepare, record and maintain appropriate process documentation
  • Responsible for handling all paint process related waste
  • Coordinate spray booth schedule with local and global team
  • Other duties as assigned by the Technical Manager

 Job Requirements:

 The minimum requirement for this position is:

  • Excellent painting and color matching skills for metallic pigments
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive paint systems and spray guns
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of hands on experience with automated and manual spray gun painting is preferred.
  • Experience with X-rite, BYK-MACi, viscometer and Rheometer would be a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to interact effectively with team members, managers, co-workers, and customers.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong organization skills & ability to multi-task to complete projects.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering or related field is preferred but not required
  • Some local or international travel may be required
  • Desirable skills:  related industry experience, automotive color matching, customer exposure

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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