Paint Maintenance Engineer

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Westpoint, GA, US, 31833

Company: Kia Georgia, Inc.

General Summary:

The specialist is responsible for technical support pertaining to assigned equipment. The specialist is also responsible for implementing and maintaining maintenance documents.

Essential Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze assigned equipment problems, suggest countermeasures.
  • Execute action plans to achieve maintenance downtime targets.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and follow all environmental rules.
  • Assist maintenance group with managing key maintenance indicators such as budget, downtime, manpower, preventive maintenance, spare parts, and computerized system.
  • Manage and monitor the purchasing, distribution and inventory control of maintenance material (include tools, subsidiary materials, oil).
  • Monitor and control spare parts purchasing and usage.
  • Execute the maintenance department’s action plan to achieve the yearly operation plan
  • Follow all company policies including emergency policies.
  • Manage internal and external contractors.
  • Create specifications and drawings for new equipment or parts using various CAD software.
  • Update specifications and drawings upon completion of equipment improvement projects.
  • Assist Group Leaders in the training of team members on new equipment and new technology.

Qualifications and Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering or related field along with two (2) to five (5) years of progressive experience in the maintenance field in a manufacturing environment preferably within the automotive industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in both exercising company decisions and carrying out essential job duties that affect efficient business operations and its objectives, policies, practices, and conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job.

Specialized Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access.
  • Experience with SAP system preferred.
  • Experience with CAD software.
  • Knowledge and experience with PLC programming (preferably A/B or Siemens).
  • Experience with automation, design, installation, and repair of equipment.
  • Capacity to understand schematics and specifications of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.

Competencies Required

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Monitoring and Feedback
  • Problem Solving
  • Prompt Judgement & Action


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