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Job Type: Full Time
Location: Alliston, ON, CANADA; Barrie, ON, CANADA; Newmarket, ON, CANADA; Orangeville, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Manufacturing ; Other Manufacturing Jobs, Engineering ; Chemical Engineering
Job Industry: Automotive - Manufacturing and Parts
Job Career Level: Experienced
Year(s) of Experience: 2
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2013





At Honda of Canada Mfg. we believe in The Power of Dreams and that is why we are on the lookout for bright, ambitious, innovative team players with a focus on continuous improvement to join our team.   Our facility is located in Alliston, Ontario, a 45 minute drive north of Toronto and 25 minutes south of Barrie, employing 4,200 Associates.  HCM began production in 1986 leading the way as the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to establish an auto production facility in Canada.  Today, HCM is one of Honda's premier vehicle manufacturing facilities in the world.   We offer a competitive salary structure, an on-site cafeteria and free access to an onsite fitness facility. 

We have an exciting opportunity in our Paint Department Quality group.

Key responsibilities for this position:

·         Business plan and New model support through paint material development &/or modification

·         Paint material application and process analysis and improvement activity development

·         Project support for new equipment installations or modifications from initial investigation through commissioning

·         Root cause analysis & development of countermeasures for paint material problems impacting all areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Management/Morale and Safety

·         R&D liaison and material supplier management


The preferred candidate must have:

§  Completed Post-secondary degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or equivalent work related experience

§  Demonstrated problem solving, countermeasure development & reporting skills  

§  Demonstrated planning and decision making skills

§  Willingness to travel for extended periods, sometimes on short notice

§  Demonstrated self-sufficiency, with strong time management skills

§  Demonstrated communication & organization skills

§  Willingness to support weekday and weekend overtime, shutdowns, & abnormal shifts in support of project and production work, sometimes on short notice

§  Demonstrated ability to work independently & in a team environment

§  Proficiency using MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

§  Flexibility to adapt to changing roles and responsibilities

§  Demonstrated ability to multitask & manage short and long term projects concurrently


Demonstrated experience in the following areas would be an asset to this position:

§  Experience with development, testing and the application of automotive paints, coatings, sealants and other material technologies

§  Experience with lock out safety protocols

§  Experience and knowledge of quality control methods & tools including TQM, FMEA and SPC

§  Familiarity with SAE, ASTM, or other materials engineering standards

§  Familiarity with Federal, Provincial and Municipal environmental and waste reporting and management standards



We thank all applicants in advance but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

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