• Senior Finishing Process Engineer

    Job Locations US-WI-Racine
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Lighting Engineering
  • Job Description

    Job Summary

    Cree is currently recruiting for a Senior Process Engineer for its Finishing department in Racine, WI. He/she will drive safety, quality, productivity and continuous improvements across all functional areas: Receiving, Pre-hang, Load, Unload, Paint, Waste Water, and Non-Conforming Material. This position requires a results-oriented, high-energy, and dynamic individual able to work and thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Excellent communication skills with all levels of our organization will be critical.  


    • Establish Load and Rack procedures for engineering rack density associated to production requirements. Provide schedule for maintenance for load related equipment for all coating lines.
    • Coordinate with manufacturing in identifying and resolving issues as well as process improvement opportunities related to production and quality.
    • Establish line metrics and visuals for training.
    • Create procedures for all paint line equipment, tooling and materials. This includes wash, rinse, paint booth and oven related areas.
    • Understanding of material selection for appropriate tooling and gauging requirements for all related paint line equipment.
    • Strong understanding of all related pre-treatment and paint specifications and paints associated to E-Coat and Powder coat lines.
    • Become the go to person in new paint line technology and provide guidance and engineered cost studies for optimization of existing lines.
    • Awareness and enhancement of Coating lines profitability.
    • Other tasks as needed to meet business needs.

    What can Cree do for you?

    • Be part of a dynamic organization working collaboratively to meet customer expectations.
    • Ample room for personal development and advancement.

    What can you do for Cree?

    • Bring your “A” game and contribute to an energetic and exciting work environment.
    • Maintain a focus on meeting/exceeding objectives and delighting our customers on a daily basis.
    • Contribute to the Cree culture by demonstrating integrity, service before self, and excellence in everything you do.

    What you need for success:

    • Minimum of 5 years of engineering/operations experience preferred in Powder Coating technology and equipment for and finishing.
    • Experience in maintenance and operations of Paint lines for optimal quality and performance.
    • Experienced in powder paint application in fast cycle manufacturing.
    • Operates with high integrity; builds trust, quickly wins and sustains credibility in relationship with internal and external customers- strong leadership skills
    • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts.
    • Self-motivated, hands on individual who can follow written and verbal instructions and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
    • Experience & training in lean manufacturing practices.
    • Ability to react quickly to changing requirements and new process developments, strong decision making and problem solving skills.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Chemistry preferred.
    • Travel as required to suppliers.


    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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