Location(s): United States; South Carolina; Greenville
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Role Summary: As the Senior Coatings Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting projects in the RDC special process coatings team, supporting infrastructure business technology and productivity initiatives. You will support industrialization and qualification of standardized coatings programs, applications and processes in support of our global repair services network including training operators in the use of coatings technology.
As the Senior Coatings Specialist, you will test and validate the parameters, as well as develop documentation and visual tools to capture the “Best Practice” for the industrialization and operation of these processes in the network.
As the Senior Coatings Specialist, you will:
Provide coating applications and tooling support for a team of engineers for all coating process aspects for standardized global processes, coatings related technology and productivity projects
Work with interfacing organizations such as manufacturing, sourcing, services, global engineering, MPE, design and systems engineering to provide support from an equipment and applications standpoint
Support service programs, fulfillment, and NPI (NEw Product Introduction), for both CS and Transactional markets
Execute testing for coatings programs in the RDC and provide feedback for improvement and industrialization of processes
Maintain schedules for personal deliverables
Be responsible for task completion and communication of status
Perform assigned tasks including definition, approach, analysis, review, and implementation on schedule and within budget
Make technical decisions by applications of specialized knowledge / skills, around machining and programming applications
Direct experience with robotic programming
Recommend technical approach, required resources, and schedule interfaces with other Engineering Departments, Centers of Excellence, Quality, Sourcing, Global Research Center, Suppliers etc. as required
Interface with customer organizations to assure requirements are met
Support qualification of processes on shop floor of local service center, including training of operators
Communicate status and problems to project leaders and management
Document results, participate in program reviews, and prepare invention disclosures where appropriate
Provide training and direction to technicians, creating documentation and visual tools, where appropriate
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and/or Physical Sciences (or High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in an engineering field)
Minimum of 6 years of thermal spray coatings experience
Experience in manufacture or component repair for industrial gas turbines
Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification or equivalent quality certification
Strong materials background
Familiarity with manufacturing processes
Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the
Fearless optimism in trying new things with a healthy cynicism for what is possible
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Locations: United States; South Carolina; Greenville
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