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  • Innovation Engineer- PVD

    Job Division SRG Global
    REF. 2018-3192
    Location
    US-MI-Troy
    Category
    Innovation
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Innovation Engineer- PVD

     

     

    Make an impact by bringing a new capability and skill set to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high value coatings on plasticJoin us in our journey from decorating trim to providing solutions that let them truly shine. Your Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) expertise will help create an exterior that responds to the environment and a cabin that anticipates the needs of those inside it.

    In this entrepreneurial, creative role, you will flex your plastic, PVD and manufacturing muscles to ideate, develop and commercialize innovative coating products. You will explore how our products can incorporate innovative PVD technology and guide us into new territory, investigating how we can go to the frontier of plastic coating solutions.

    Offer your ideas, experience and talents. Help take us where we’ve never gone before.

    Responsibilities

    • Spearhead integration of PVD technology into new innovative solutions
    • Create, develop, and realize new product opportunities by understanding and applying coating solutions to all SRG Global capabilities
    • Lead research activities specific to PVD integration as the organization’s PVD subject matter expert
    • Explore the potential for implementing sensing and automation in current and new opportunities
    • Offer knowledge, perspective, and plans for implementing new developments in engineering, design
    • Discover and define application opportunities with customers, internal teams and external partners/suppliers
    • Create innovative products and solutions for consumers and society- from conceptualization to commercialization
    • Drive concept scale-up from bench prototype to commercially available product
    • Design, prototype and test functional elements and components that enable mass-production
    • Coordinate development activities with internal and external groups, including manufacturing locations and senior leadership
    • Develop transfer packages to support mass production scale-up

    What do we have to offer?

    Qualifications

    • Knowledge of Physical Vapor Deposition technology on plastic (particularly paint-PVD-paint applications)
    • Deep knowledge of innovation commercialization processes
    • Ability to lead innovation projects to completion within budget and on time
    • Understanding of basic cost model creation and the drivers of profitability, specifically contribution margin and return on investment
    • Proven experience identifying and integrating coating technologies into existing product platforms
    • Success identifying and solving practical problems and defining a variety of concrete variables in situations with limited standards
    • Working knowledge of and experience with automotive DFMEA, PFMEA and APQP process
    • Ability to gain consensus with and influence multi-disciplinary teams, including senior leadership

    Background

    • Engineering degree in Polymer/Materials Sciences preferred
    • Three to five years of plastic experience, automotive industry preferred
    • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and ability to innovate
    • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities and ability to make decisions and take action under pressure
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to interact with customers of all levels and functions (including styling, engineering and purchasing)

    Personal Traits

    • A leader with instant technical credibility
    • A change agent: a strategic and innovative thinker who lives a “fail fast, fail cheap” mindset
    • An entrepreneurial, inquisitive mindset focused on developing “the next big thing”
    • A statistical, scientific approach to drive informed decision making
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and driven to resolve it
    • A preference of personal influence versus positional influence
    • A true team player, capable of engaging in an effective, respectful challenge process

     

    As a Guardian company, we are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website:

     

    http://www.srgglobal.com/our-company/philosophy

     

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