Manufacturing recruitment firm seeks a Manufacturing Engineer in paint division

Kappa Search, Inc. is the city of Chicago’s leading technical recruiting firm that specializes in the permanent placement of manufacturing roles. Currently, we are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer (in the paint division). We are specifically looking for someone who is able to initiate various engineering assignments that conform, and adhere, to established principles and policies as a means to develop new methods to resolve manufacturing quality and cost issues that may arise. This person will need to assist with new product introductions among specified areas and be suggestive to engineers about the ease of manufacturability of current designs.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Research and develop how to properly improve quality, productivity, and costs in current and new manufacturing systems
  • Provide technical assistance, information, and training to individuals, when applicable
  • Accurate execution of ECO process in manufacturing engineering department
  • Responsible for schedule development and adherence, status monitoring, and budget compliance
  • Keep oneself updated on new manufacturing developments through various professional mediums
  • Prepare estimations of cost on purchased and manufactured materials and ensure their accuracy and completeness


  • College degree in related field, such as Industrial, Manufacturing, or Mechanical
  • Experience with assembly line paint processes/systems & dry or liquid systems
  • Effective team-oriented individual with leadership and analytical skills
  • Basic comprehension of DFM concepts, floor layout, & work flow


  • Knowledge of, or experience with robotic paint systems
  • Knowledge of, or experience with robotic programming