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Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • Under limited guidance from Regional Head of CSC, executes work packages and tasks related to thermal spray system run-offs, know-how transfers and coating development / troubleshooting efforts (ex. transitions from lab to production).
  • Works hands-on and collaborates closely with Applications, CSC, Engineered Systems, SUMEBore, TSS, and/or external customers as a team to transfer knowledge, transition into production, troubleshoot, and/or to industrialize thermal spray applications.
  • Maintains regular meetings, discussions, and contact with customers to ensure technical alignment.
  • Applies deep hands-on experience and practical knowledge of thermal spray processes, coatings, and applications to perform system run-offs, coating troubleshooting, parameter transfers, and training on-site.
  • Performs necessary spray tests, bench tests, investigations, etc.
  • Communicates/Interfaces effectively with CSC, Applications, Materials / Equipment R&D, Project Managers, Field Service, Sales and External customers.
  • Insures that project/program task assignments meet established technical requirements and time schedules.  This includes guidance in the use of equipment and materials used in the spray process, masking, fixturing, pre- and post-treatments, work handling, robotics, etc.
  • Oversees the organization of spray test results, laboratory reports, and related documentation.
  • Keeps the Global and Regional Heads of CSC and Sales and related stakeholders informed of the status of assigned tasks and initiatives.
  • Position will require travel to support activities including on-site knowledge transfers, technology/product evaluations, troubleshooting, system acceptances, technical discussions, training, etc.
  • Maintains regular, direct contact with both internal and external customers such as (but not limited to) Sales, SUMEBore, Systems Engineering, and Field Service.
  • Maintains strict adherence to Oerlikon Metco internal procedures and safety regulations pertaining to thermal spraying and application.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Technical diploma/degree in related field AND at least 3 years job experience in hands-on thermal spray coating or welding application/production
  • Strong hands-on proficiencies and ability to apply thermal spray knowledge and use of tools
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of coating technologies and supporting techniques
  • Extensive understanding of thermal spray parameters cause/effect related to troubleshooting
  • Deep understanding of production requirements and principles needed for knowledge transfers
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documents
  • Must be proficient in using business and communications software (preferably Word, Excel, PowerPoint, common Windows operating systems, and Outlook)
  • Highly developed quantitative analysis and problem solving skills
  • Innovative, self-motivated and action oriented
  • Strong desire to collaborate and work in teams
  • Approx. 50% travel will be required
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