Lead Engineer | Sherwin-Williams | Athens, GA 30606

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  • United States, Athens, GA 30606 View on Map
  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Job Description

Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.


  • Execute and Implement Capital Projects related to Mfg and Continuous Improvement Processes at customer locations.
  • Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for paint application, pretreatment, and auxiliary finishing equipment platforms (i.e. conveyors, plc, ovens, waste water treatment systems, RO/DI systems, etc.). This position supports multiple customer and potential customer sites that are utilizing combinations of blast and/or chemical pretreatment processes in conjunction with e-coat, powder, and/or liquid paint applications.
  • Capital projects can vary in size from small to large and can vary in scope from minor system upgrades to full green field system and site development.
  • Develop Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for multiple platforms both Domestically and Globally.
  • Recommend and Specify new manufacturing, safety, application equipment and systems in operations.
  • Manage internal and external resource groups to ensure proper installation and performance of equipment and processes.
  • Present financial justifications for capital projects (ROI, IRR, npv, etc.).
  • Create Standards and Guidelines to ensure successful leveraging of people, tools, and processes across the organization. Specific focus and delivery on cost reduction per finished unit, first pass yield improvements, throughput improvements, and safety will be mission critical for this role.
  • Evaluate New or Innovative MFG and application processes that help drive site goals listed in number two above.
  • Ensure equipment and operations meet and exceed current Safety guidelines – Conduct PHA’s, MOC Evaluations, and other safety audits
  • Train and mentor site and divisional resources (peers, interns/co-ops, Site Engineers, Site Leadership, Regional Leadership, Process Engineers, Automation Engineers, external contractors)
  • Lead project management activities for new customer startups. Activities may vary depending on customer, but can include projects related to: permitting, system design, safety, production flow, part hanging, application selection, part trials, etc.



Facility Type: Non-Union

Contacts: Internal Vendors Colleges/Universities Job Applicants

# of Employees Supported: PSP Group – 200+

# of Direct Reports: N/A

Geographic Regions Supported: North America, EMEAI, LATAM, APAC

  • Supports and manages CapEx projects up to $25.0M annually.
  • Reviews FCA’s on projects within portfolio.
  • Supports Continuous Improvement portfolio; up to $2M annually.
  • Initiates and Manages Engineering Projects.
  • Reviews engineering drawings, automation plans, functional specifications, and request for quote documentation.
  • Approves adjustment to spending, schedule, or quality requirement to ensure project success.
  • Partners with Purchasing/Procurement to select and manage preferred suppliers.


    • Required:
  • B.S. Engineering or related field
  • Preferred:
  • B.S Engineering Degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Chemical
  • Required:
  • 8 Yrs in Field Operations, Engineering, or related
  • 3 Yrs Project Execution (Site/Regional Level)
  • Greenbelt Certified
  • Successful execution of capex projects at the Regional/Divisional level
  • Preferred:
  • Blackbelt Certification
  • PMP Certification
  • Bilingual

Must be able to sit, stand, hear, and see on a constant basis.

Must be able to walk, write, and type on a frequent basis.

Must be able to lift and carry up to _50_ pounds.

Must be able to climb and descend stairs.

Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on an occasional basis.

Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.

May work indoors and outdoors as needed. Exposure to heat up to 120 degrees and cold to 0 degrees.

May work in areas where noise level is such that hearing protection is required.

May work in areas where toxic, flammable, and hazardous materials are present.

May be exposed to varying amounts of dust and dirt.

Work surfaces may include concrete.

Employee must be able to tolerate non-toxic paint odors and be able to wear a respirator as required.

Employee must be able to operate a computer and communicate via telephone.

Some travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required.

  • Required:
    • Tangible application of Engineering, Continuous Improvement, and Project Management.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD.
    • Knowledge of general safety engineering.
  • Preferred:
  • Expertise with Continuous Improvement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pertinent NFPA & NEC codes.
  • Knowledge of Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP).
  • Familiarity/experience with AutoCAD, MS Project, MSExel, MSWord, MSPowerPoint, MS Visio.


Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by the law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

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