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Lear Corporation EEDS and Interiors PD Manager, Wet End in Rochester Hills, Michigan

Drive Your CareerLear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.Title: PD Manager, Wet EndLocation: Rochester Hills PlantPosition Focus Scope: Technical development of crust from wet blue to unfinished leather, including the choice of chemicals, processing parameters and drying. Manufacturing and quality support on wet end related issues. Responsibility for wet end sample department including waste water.Education Language: ulliThe most appropriate education is a university or technical education in leather technology and leather development/liliMust be able to speak/understand/read/write English/li/ulExperience, Skills Background:ulliAutomotive leather experience preferred, shoe, garment, aviation or furniture leather experience acceptable/liliProven knowledge and understanding of leather making process and interaction of materials and chemicals used to produce leather. Knowledge of machines used in leather manufacturing/liliEffective verbal and written communication skills/liliAbility to perform basic mathematical calculations to determine process costs, area impact of production factors, formulations and others/liliComputer skills to write reports, presentations and formulations/liliAbility to work on numerous different projects at once. Judgment of priorities based on demands from samples department, sales or quality/li/ulPosition Specific Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.Results Expected of Your Job and Special Projects:ulliSample department: Works independently and in a timely manner from start of the hide request to the final inspection and hand over to finishing. Perform outgoing inspections to ensure quality of products meets expectations and specifications/liliProduct improvement: Implement new chemistry or alternative methods to improve existing articles aesthetically and in lab testing. Organize trials, choosing hides and processes, submit materials to lab and summarize results and next steps/liliProduct Development: Develop new articles and colors or modify existing ones to meet customer's needs/liliAlternative hides (raw hides, wet blue and crust leather): Support purchasing team with evaluation of new supplier submissions/liliGlobal chemical strategies: Help develop a global approved chemical list with backup solutions. Use EHS system to bring in new chemistry for evaluation./liliProject management: Use of one pagers, PSR forms, A3 forms, convergence plans, period reports and Action Item Registers where applicable/lilig