Operate and control a processing unit or a series of units to effect specific chemical changes in formulated basic substances to produce desired results. Procedures standardized and prescribed although critical due to reactive nature of substances processed and variations. Measure and charge materials in equipment and transfer same in accordance with processing sequences. Observe instruments and gauges, obtain sample for laboratory tests. Regulate and adjust control devices (manual, automatic, electronic) to bring about proper chemical reaction. May modify standard process specifications under the direction of the laboratory to correct irregularities. Maintain process records required.
Sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as microscopes, viscosimeter, chemical balance scales, colorimeter, Ph meters, Conductivity meters and other equipment.
Tests solutions used in processes such as cleaning and pickling for chemical concentration or other characteristics.
Tests samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications.
Records test results on standardized forms and writes test reports describing procedures used. Prepares graphs and charts per the ISO - 9001 Standards.
Cleans laboratory equipment. Calibrates laboratory instruments.
Prepares chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
Tests daily the pre-treatment system and adds chemicals or raw materials to process solutions or product batches to correct or establish formulation required to meet specifications, per work instructions.
Schedules and plans the preventative program and the dumping schedules.
Employee should understand the functions of and maintenance of anodes, ultra filters, chillers, and rectifier’s on the ecoat system.
Employee should be able to do Ecoat post rinse cleaning and bacteria checks.
Employee should be able to discuss the primary concepts of the E-coat system and its relationship to the paint line. Trouble shooting system problems and recommending solutions is an expectation of this position.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Six to twelve months related experience and/or training is preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.