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Surface Treatment Project Manager

203 Day's ago

Job ID - 2023-32

  • Test Category NewAutomotive
  • Full Time

Are you critical yet creative? Curious yet capable? Are you ready to handle the constantly changing world around us? A role is here for you. The role is a full-time position, based at our plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Vacancy Overview

We are looking for a Surface Treatment Project Manager specializing in KTL (Kathodische
Tauchlackierung or Cathodic Electrocoat) to be responsible for overseeing the entire electrocoating.
process in our manufacturing facility plant. The role involves ensuring that the KTL process is carried.
out efficiently, safely, and according to industry standards.

Key Responsibilities

Process Oversight:

• Manage and supervise the entire KTL process, from pre-treatment to final cure.
• Monitor process parameters, including voltage, current density, bath temperature, and
chemical concentrations, to ensure compliance with specifications.
• Supervision of line design in Italy
• Supervision of line production in Italy.

Quality Assurance:

• Implement quality control procedures to guarantee the highest level of coating quality and
adherence to industry standards.
• Conduct regular inspections and testing to ensure that products meet or exceed customer
specifications.

Team Leadership:

• Recruit, train, and manage a team of technicians and operators responsible for the KTL
process.
• Foster a culture of safety, quality, and continuous improvement within the team.

Equipment Maintenance:

• Oversee maintenance schedules for KTL equipment, including rectifiers, anodes, tanks, and
filtration systems.
• Coordinate with maintenance teams to ensure timely repairs and replacements.

Enviromental and Safety Compliance:

• Ensure compliance with environmental regulations related to waste disposal, chemical
usage, and air emissions.
• Implement and enforce safety protocols to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working
environment.

Inventory and Supply Chain Management:

• Monitor chemical usage and maintain an inventory of required KTL chemicals, ensuring an
uninterrupted supply chain.
• Coordinate with procurement teams to source chemicals and equipment in a cost-effective
manner.

Documentation and Reporting:

• Maintain accurate records of process parameters, quality checks, and inventory levels.
• Generate reports on process performance, efficiency, and quality metrics for management
review.

Continuous Improvement:

• Identify opportunities for process optimization, cost reduction, and efficiency
improvements.
• Implement changes and track the impact on key performance indicators.

Training and Development:

• Provide ongoing training and development opportunities for the KTL team, keeping them
updated on best practices and new technologies.

Candidate:

• Proven experience in surface treatment processes, with a strong focus on KTL.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in managing a team.
• In-depth knowledge of KTL equipment, chemicals, and associated technologies.
• Familiarity with environmental and safety regulations in the electrocoating industry.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Desirable:

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and precision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Profound understanding of the Cathodic Electrocoat process, including pre-treatment,
    electrocoating, curing, and quality control.
  • In-depth knowledge of the chemicals used in the KTL process, including their properties,
    handling, and safety considerations.
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance.
  • Proficiency in operating and maintaining KTL equipment, such as rectifiers, anodes, tanks,
    and filtration systems.
  • Experience in implementing and managing quality control procedures to ensure the highest
    coating quality and compliance with industry standards.

General Skills & Attributes:

Must be experienced in the following:
• Line Design verification with the supplier
• process verification with the supplier
• Wastewater treatment design
• Architectural drawing of plant verification with the Winner
• Chemical – initiation of discussion with local and global suppliers
• Jigs design
• Validation process
• Stripping process design
• lab preparation
• lab equipment
• Electronic dosing process preparation
• Chemical storage design and preparation
• Supervision of transport of the line to the UAE
• Maintenance of the line
• Training of the operators
• Water recovery installation
• line run process verification.
• Crane platform on a high level
• Movement of part between KTL and Powder paint
• Masking strategy for Powder painting
• Jigs maintenance set up and schedule.
• Waste collection partner in the region.

Qualification:

  • Deep understanding of the KTL process, regulatory requirements, and equipment
    maintenance. They’ll be responsible for managing teams, implementing process
    improvements, and ensuring compliance with industry standards.
  • Expertise in implementing and enforcing safety protocols to maintain a safe working
    environment for the team.

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