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Paint Top Coat Engineer

Job Ref: R00013167

  • Salary: £38,000 - £45,000 + Benefits
  • Location: Nissan Sunderland
  • Position: Permanent
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Date Listed:
  • Closing: 20th September 2018

The engineer filling this role is responsible for all elements of current model surfacer, basecoat, and clear coat performance in both lines of NMUK's paint plants. Experience in paint application methods with both solvent and water bourne technology is a must. You will also have some experience of vehicle preparation and repair methods. The role also includes project work on direct material reduction, support of process simplification, and supporting the introduction of new materials and processes. Skills in concern & countermeasure planning will be required to support Production.

Experience and Qualifications Required
  • 5 years of relevant experience in automotive paint application or related fields
  • Understanding of material rheology and chemistry
  • Able to quickly prioritize tasks, and, in the event of a concern, rapidly determine and implement a countermeasure
  • An understanding of colour measurement will be advantageous
  • Strong communications skills are needed to establish an understanding across all shifts, determine the root cause of a concern, and implement effective process adjustments
  • Self-motivated problem solvers will thrive in this largely independent role
  • Short notice overtime, weekend work, and periodic shift work may be required to suit the needs of the 3-shift production operation
Main Projects
  • Supporting implementation of basecoat robots on Line 2 (colour adoption and buyoff activities)
  • Introduction of 2K clearcoat on Line 2
  • Direct material reduction
  • Support of two-tone roof introduction in Topcoat A