Peter-Lacke USA, a subsidiary of Peter-Lacke GmbH, has an exciting career opportunity as Paints/Coatings Technical Support Technician in our new manufacturing facility in Troy, MI.
Peter-Lacke USA is the first U.S. subsidiary of Peter-Lacke GmbH, an international leader of advanced paint systems based in Hiddenhausen, Germany, developing and producing state-of-the art paint systems for substrates such as plastic, glass, wood, and metal for leading companies from the automotive, household appliances and electronics industries for 110 years. For more information on our company, please visit us at www.peter-lacke.com/en.
- Color Technology & Color Matching
- Paint Test & Application Methods
- Paint Industry-Related Regulatory Requirements
- Automotive Specifications
- Material Approval Processes
- Broad Coatings & Paint Technology knowledge
- Microsoft Office (intermediate proficiency), including Outlook
- Strong Interpersonal Skills
The duties and responsibilities listed below are an integral part of the job and are performed on a regular basis. Other non-essential duties may be assigned.
- Processes assigned lab orders in an accurate and timely manner, professionally documenting work utilizing Lab Notebooks.
- Paints parts/plaques/panels to be used for testing and/or demonstration purposes.
- Responsible for product scale-up/first time batches and resolution of processing issues faced by manufacturing and/or quality.
- Assists the Quality department with the investigation of customer complaints and the subsequent generation of corrective actions.
- Conducts research on current manufactured products to improve product performance.
- Maintains, operates and calibrates laboratory equipment and instruments.
- Assists in maintaining a professional, organized laboratory by keeping all lab equipment, fixtures and common work areas clean and orderly and following Chemical Hygiene procedures.
Education & Experience
- Scientific Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Polymers & Coatings Technology, plus 3-5 yrs coatings industry experience, or commensurate work experience.
- Experience must include bench work in an automotive coating laboratory environment.
Peter-Lacke USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an excellent benefit package including cafeteria style health insurance, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), 11 paid holidays annually, plus paid vacation time.
Job Type: Full-time