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Axalta Coating Systems Materials Specialist - Quality in Mount Clemens, Michigan

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems. With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including: Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

This role is in the Operations QC group and reports directly to the QC Area Manager. The technical specialist is responsible for the quality assurance of the QC Lab operations. The position involves hands-on evaluation of paint testing methods as well as researching and writing test methods and training laboratory techniques.

Tasks include:

  • Keeping current with customer requirements and international test methods

  • Maintaining gage calibration and standards tracing

  • Conducting gage measurement analysis

  • Statistical analysis of test results

  • Training and certification of laboratory technicians

  • Maintaining the laboratory scope

  • Working with product and process chemists requiring new or changing instruments and test methods

  • Measuring and reporting Key Process Indicators for laboratory performance

  • Helping with data analysis for investigations and special QC projects

  • Writing and updating work instructions and test methods

  • Ordering and maintaining calibration standards and reagents

  • Calibrating and verifying instrument functions.

  • Instrument maintenance

Requirements:

  • Associates or bachelors degree in a scientific field preferably chemistry or engineering

  • 3 years experience in an industrial or laboratory setting

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Willing to work occasional non-standard hours and days

Knowledge of databases and software such as MS Excel, MS Word, SAP, and MiniTab

Requisition ID: 2021-5574

External Company URL: www.axalta.com

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