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Paint Process Engineer



Peosta, IA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Paint Process Engineer

Michelin is hiring!

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MISSION : The Paint Process Engineer is responsible for developing, configuring, and optimizing paint line processes including both liquid and powder paint. This position promotes quality, continuous improvement, and safety practices. The qualified candidate will communicate on a regular basis to all affected paint line departments and will be a change management advocate. Additionally, the qualified candidate will:

  • Manage the paint process business portfolio
  • Validate the new processes or the process evolutions – based on product needs or industrial performance improvement– by the implementation of the Homologation / Qualification / Robust Industrialization: HQRI
  • Coordinate local actions for process business projects


  • Develop & implement paint line process improvements.
  • Develop paint line masking and hanging tooling and fixtures
  • Optimize both liquid and powder paint line processes.
  • Lead and coordinate with outside suppliers on paint process design with higher safety and quality standards.
  • Manage wash system and paint adhesion/application process.
  • Work with suppliers/customers to define, adjust, and improve current and future material specifications.
  • Support operations and technical level in the paint process and troubleshooting to meet daily plan.
  • Work with cross-functional team to achieve plant goals.
  • Support development and standardization of work procedures (SOP).
  • Manage projects within allotted timelines & budget.
  • Support the EMS, QMS & H&S systems.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as directed by management
  • The paint process is validated and complies with the HQRI approach and the planned timelines. Right First Time principles are applied (MTP). Risks of not attaining the expected performance level are anticipated and risk mitigation is demonstrated
  • Customer complaints, nonconformities and performance deviations (product, industrialization) detected through use are processed with an appropriate reaction level. The effectiveness of the solution is demonstrated.
  • All team members participating in the implementation of the HQRI approach are trained.


  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering or related required
  • 3 - 5 years minimum of industrial or manufacturing related engineering experience required. Equivalent internship or co-op experience is acceptable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, high team engagement and ability to collaborate with people of differing personalities
  • Ability to set and achieve goals with minimum supervision. Validated collaboration, interpersonal and planning skills.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work in hot conditions, be able to work at a fast pace.
  • Must be willing to interact with manufacturing personnel in an industrial setting.
  • Must be willing to arrange schedule to work on off-shifts as necessary to accommodate the operations.

Inspire Motion for Life: Apply Today!

As the leading mobility company, we work with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing our clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for our customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing our expertise to new markets, we invest in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide a variety of industries—from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada.

MICHELIN® tires have been ranked the #1 Tire Brand across major categories and segments by industry experts and consumers alike. For nearly three decades we’ve been recognized for our achievements in Customer Satisfaction, Performance, Durability, Technology and Innovation.

Michelin cares for the personal and professional development of its employees. We support career advancement through various options, which include: skill and career development, training, career exploration and work with cross-functional teams. We offer the possibility of a varied and fulfilling career path in an environment where unique contributions are valued.

Michelin offers 10 Business Resource Groups (BRGs) which are all-inclusive groups created and led by employees who have shared life experiences across various diversity dimensions. Each group supports business strategies and initiatives along with meeting the needs of members. The goal of each group is to help employees feel welcome and included, support employee engagement and encourage professional development. BRGs also provide cross-cultural support, career management resources and opportunities for community involvement.

Michelin provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. Consistent with these obligations, Michelin also provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please contact us at accommodations@michelin.com.

This position is not available for immigration sponsorship.

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