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Galvion Painting & Wash Team Lead in Marlborough, Massachusetts

The Painting & Wash Team Lead is responsible for applying paint to production plastic parts with the use of a paint booth, hand spray gun, and drying oven. It is critical that the flow rate, mixture, and coverage is properly determined by the Team Lead. Parts must meet manufacturing specification when completed. The painting technician also masks the parts prior to painting and operates & maintains a wash station to remove dust from parts prior to delivering parts into a cleanroom for the next steps in manufacturing.

SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Process:

  • Apply paint to plastic parts according to daily manufacturing schedule.

  • Uniformly apply wet paints, using care to avoid over spraying in order to obtain a smooth, covered and even surface free from runs and thin spots, etc.

  • Prepare and mix paints and coatings to proper consistency and viscosity, using thinners, solvents, additives and agitators as required. Select pressures, nozzles, oven temperatures, cure times.

  • Regulate the temperature and air circulation in drying oven.

  • Prepare and mask surfaces that are not to be coated.

  • Check the flow and viscosity of the paint or solution.

  • Check product for flaws, bubbles, clean edges, and imperfections.

  • Operate wash station equipment to clean plastic parts to remove light dust.

  • Fill baskets of parts and load into automated wash station equipment.

  • Visually and mechanically check finished painted items as required by Galvion quality inspection specifications.

  • Clean and maintain spray application equipment, booths, filters, protective clothing, and equipment according to established practices. Ensure required painting and safety supplies are on hand.

  • Clean and maintain wash station equipment and ensure required supplies are on hand.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

People:

  • Maintain safety and 5S program in work area.

  • Assist or direct others in performance of work, as needed.

Performance:

  • Ensure that all duties are performed in a timely manner consistent with applicable quality requirements, safety guidelines, and applicable procedures.

  • Ensure the proper movement of finished painted parts, on time, to inspection or wash station or next manufacturing step.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of hand spray gun, wet painting experience.

  • 5+ years of experience mixing & determining paint flow consistency.

  • 5+ years of cleaning and maintaining spray paint equipment, booths, and ovens.

  • Experience maintaining safety in painting operations.

  • Position requires a person who is meticulous and quality conscious; motivated and creative problem solver.

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.

  • Fast learner with excellent time management skills.

  • Possess creative problem solving skill with the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Must be adaptable to rapidly shifting priorities and testing schedules.

Behavioral competency Requirements

  • Technical learning

  • Peer relationships

  • Ethics and values

  • Integrity and trust

  • Priority settings

  • Action oriented

Work environment (include physical requirements)

  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds required.

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.

  • Use of eye protection required.

  • Overtime will occasionally be required.

About Galvion:

At Galvion, we believe in human-centered innovation. Everything that we do starts with the end-user - the warfighter, the law enforcement officer, the first responder. We work proactively to identify and solve the problems left unsolved by others. We continuously strive to exceed expectation and imagination, whether in a partnership that we facilitate, a solution we provide or a product that we deliver.

Our Armor, Soldier Power and Electronics, Vehicle Platform Power, and Advanced Concepts divisions work independently as well as collaboratively to design, develop and deliver best-in-class, purpose-built, advanced solutions that enhance the agility and survivability of the world's most demanding military and tactical end-users. We exist to empower their missions; we protect the people who protect us. We are thinkers. Doers. Pioneers. We are passionate about what we do. Always looking to the future. Always one step ahead. And with almost 400 people working across design, manufacturing, sales, testing, research, and administration, we're able to create integrated solutions that genuinely challenge perceptions about what's possible.

This is your opportunity to build more than just a career. This is your opportunity to play a central role in our life-saving, life-changing work. Join our team and our mission today.

Galvion provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Galvion complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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