SolEpoxy, Inc., Olean, NY seeks Powder Coating Test Development Engineer

Job Description

Specify and design new product test methods and equipment by understanding the product requirements and customer applications as it relates to coating powder application techniques including fluidizing bed and electrostatic spray coating.
  • Use of Powder Coating Test Methods including plate flow test (ASTM D4242), Gel time test (ASTM D4217) Particle size/ sieve analysis (ASTM D1921) Impact test (ASTM D2794), Dielectric Voltage Breakdown (ASTM D149), Dielectric Constant (ASTM D150), Fire safety (IEC 60695 2-12 and IEC 60695 2-13).
  • Demonstrate to customers that their needs and requirements are met through the company’s product properties and test method results.
  • Work closely with the R&D, Production, Quality, Engineering and Technical Sales teams to ensure that the company’s and customer’s needs are met to include implementing Powder Coating Certification Standards including RTI test (UL 746B), Motor Insulation Class (UL 1446), Sandwich Busbar Specification (UL 857), and Flammability Test (UL 94).
  • Create test design documentation including test instructions, specifications, drawings and verification plans.Train appropriate company personnel on how to conduct test method.
  • Resolves manufacturing issues resulting from customer complaints, quality issues or incident investigations and apply AIAG quality concepts including PDCA, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, PHA, JSA, MSA, & SPC to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Perform statistical analysis, application of statistics, design of experiments, process capability measurement, gauge studies, by using Minitab and completes incident investigations, root cause analyses, and corrective actions, for quality and safety incidents.
  • Drives continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems that optimize all phases of the production process; is actively involved in the development and implementation of the short and long-term improvement programs and ensure compliance with ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001, and ISO 45001 Management Systems.
  • Will travel 5% US and/or International to meet with customers and equipment vendors to evaluate and/or confirm technical requirements.

Job Prerequisites

  • Requires Bachelor’s (or foreign educ. equiv.)
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Mechanical Engineering and experience in Job Offered or related which must have included Use of Powder Coating Test Methods including plate flow test (ASTM D4242), Gel time test (ASTM D4217) Particle size/ sieve analysis (ASTM D1921) Impact test (ASTM D2794), Dielectric Voltage Breakdown (ASTM D149), Dielectric Constant (ASTM D150), Fire safety (IEC 60695 2-12 and IEC 60695 2-13); Implementing Powder Coating Certification Standards including RTI test (UL 746B), Motor Insulation Class (UL 1446), Sandwich Busbar Specification (UL 857), and Flammability Test (UL 94); Applying AIAG quality concepts  including PDCA, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, PHA, JSA, MSA, & SPC to ensure quality standards are met; Following, developing, improving and implementing the company’s management process systems to ensure compliance with ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001, and ISO 45001 Management Systems; Performing statistical analysis, application of statistics, design of experiments, process capability measurement, gauge studies, by using Minitab; and Use of coating powder application techniques including fluidizing bed and electrostatic spray coating.
 
Send resume to careers@solepoxy.com.