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Paint Laboratory Technician

Location: Desford, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Apr 8, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 22, 2021

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

  • Job Title: Paint Laboratory Technician

    Salary: £28,489 rising to £31,580 once job metrics are met / H20 – shift allowances apply – 20% for afternoons, 27% nights (when operating)

    Contract: Permanent

    Benefits: 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, Bonus, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution doubled by Company up to 10%), Free Car Parking, Caterpillar Advantage website (external ad only)

    Location: Desford, Leicestershire

    Hours: Full Time - 37.50 – multishift role

    Travel: Not required

    Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role

    Closing Date: 22nd April 2021

    Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment—creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us. With that level of impact comes the platform to care for the world we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build.

    What will Caterpillar do for you?

    From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company. Your power is our success and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

    At Caterpillar, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment that values and respects the unique talents, experiences and viewpoints of our global employees. Our vision is to continually develop the Best Team to build innovative solutions for our global customers, deliver superior results for our stockholders and positively impact the people and communities we serve.

    As a Paint Laboratory Technician working within the Building Construction Products Paint Plant, you will be responsible for controlling and monitoring all Paint Plant processes.

    Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

    - Monitor the process tanks used for pre-treatment and electro-deposition by carrying out laboratory tests of tank samples. Make manual chemical additions or adjust dosing rates if necessary.

    - Monitor the plant equipment so that process temperatures, tank levels and spray pressures are kept within the specified limits.

    - Maintain and upkeep the wastewater area and DI plants. This will include analysis of treated water.

    - Ensure proper housekeeping, safety and environmental procedures are enforced.

    - Perform preventative maintenance tasks (i.e. filter changes, tank cleaning and unblocking spray pipework) and liaise with the maintenance department to rectify any issues.

    - Record process data onto a database and carry out statistical analysis at the end of each month.

    - Test the properties of the finished paint surface. This will include measuring film thickness, gloss and orange peel levels. Produce test panels to test for paint adhesion and hardness (internal check) and carry out corrosion testing (external check).

    - Replenish chemicals and other supplies. This includes maintenance of the material inventory.

    - Use a forklift truck to transport chemicals and waste products around the site.

    - Adhere to the Organisation's health & safety policy and safe working practices.

    NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

    Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

    - Internal candidates must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of one years’ service in their current position to apply for another role, or have obtained, in writing, authorisation from their manager to waive this requirement. Candidates should always inform their manager prior to applying for any new role.

    - Internal candidates must not have any live disciplinaries or be on a performance action plan

    - Experience of paint processes in an industrial environment.

    - Excellent attention to detail.

    - The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 

    - PC literate - basic working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint

    - Confident in decision making.

    - High level of initiative and self-motivation.

    Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

    - Experience in a paint laboratory for pre-treatment and/or electro-deposition production lines.

    - Experience in wet paint techniques.

    - Possess a current forklift truck licence.

    Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

    Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

    We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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Apr 8, 2021


United Kingdom

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