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Paint Automation Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama
Position Title: Paint Automation Engineer
Location: Huntsville, AL
Position Status: Direct hire

  • Perform root cause analysis of quality defects to improve the process and create standards to avoid same problems happens again
  • Drive development and continuous improvement of equipment, processes, and standards within the Paint shop
  • Perform root cause analysis on equipment bad actors and major unplanned downtime
  • Develop and implement solutions using problem solving analysis such 8D, 5 Why’s and several other tools
  • Work in a team of engineers and technicians as an in-house integration team that scopes and executes projects from concept through to start-up and commissioning
  • Foster a creative and innovative environment to seek out novel but practical solutions to day-to-day problems and projects
  • Become subject matter expert on all equipment – mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and controls – and train other engineers and technicians in the paint shop.
  • Takes initiative to create, implement and improve PM documents and schedules, under the direction of the maintenance management
  • Perform major equipment repairs and rebuilds, (some weekends and holidays required).
  • Participate in spare part analysis and inventory development, cost reduction and improvement working with Spares Coordinator and Maintenance Engineering to RMA faulty components and communicate needs to the vendor.
  • Work with Process and Equipment engineering and other cross functional groups to resolve maintenance issues, improve equipment reliability, review procedures, and minimize equipment downtime.
  • Active leader of a team while taking on Kaizen projects to assist in improving the factory.
  • Design and Implement Equipment Reliability Improvement Projects.
  • Escalation route for production line equipment: alarms, breakdowns, and Production requests to minimize downtime.
  • Drive quality concerns and voice of the customer to the paint process and implement changes based on these requirements
  • Become subject matter expert on paint key process input variables such as paint incoming quality, mix room operations and others
  • Coordinate actively paint suppliers, using their expertise to improve and manage process quality
  • Support Maintenance and Engineering Supervisors managing people if required

  • Minimum BS Degree on Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (Other Technical Disciplines Encouraged to apply)
  • Knowledge in Omron, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, PLC, basic programing, and troubleshooting
  • Experienced on paint and robot programming using FANUC Paint Pro software
  • Knowledge of Color harmony processes desired
  • Manufacturing supervision experience preferred
  • Experience creating & maintaining a positive atmosphere in a collaborative work team
  • Ability to manage workload while contributing to a positive, team-oriented work environment
  • Enjoys Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
  • Proficient in the use of computer software (MS Word, Excel. PowerPoint etc)
  • Able to read and interpret mechanical drawings and electrical schematics
  • Willing to work evening shifts as needed and overtime as required, including some weekends

About Seneca Resources:

Seneca Resources is a client driven provider of strategic Information Technology consulting services and Workforce Solutions to government and industry.  Seneca Resources is a leading IT services provider with offices in Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Texas that service clients throughout the United States.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

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