Paint Production Assistant Manager

Paint Production Assistant Manager


ResourceTek is the Human Capital division of Barge Design Solutions, a multi-discipline Engineering and Architecture firm. We specialize in providing technical recruitment and staffing services to industry and government in all areas of Engineering, Information Technology, and a broad range of other Technical disciplines.


In partnership with our client, a leader in automotive OEM automotive industry, ResourceTek is seeking a Paint Production Assistant Manager to join their team in Huntsville, AL. This is a direct hire opportunity.



  • Lead the establishment and ramp-up of paint production at a large, high-volume, cutting-edge automotive manufacturing operation.
  • Establish strong team member relations, at all levels and provide support for people development, coaching and mentoring with a focus on teamwork and inclusion
  • Collaborate with Japanese team members
  • Create production improvement strategies relative to KPI achievement and support Group Leaders through Team Members in translating those strategies into concrete action plans by use of Floor Management Systems
  • Lead Strategic Planning for sustainable daily operations
  • Ensure alignment of activities to support the business plan
  • Share information and communicate goals
  • Support Takt Change planning, line rebalancing, trials, and training activities
  • Introduction of new models
  • Create group leader development plans and coach the members
  • Support introduction of new paint technologies when applicable
  • Develop standardize work instruction for each production process
  • Manage shop safety program and manage timely implementation of countermeasures to resolve problems
  • Ensure daily process quality and coordinate activities with the team to improve paint quality
  • Promote problem solving activities within and outside of the department
  • Lead activity to eliminate production bottle necks and/or chronic downtime
  • Identify waste in paint processes and implement activities to improve efficiency
  • Cultivate a workforce that is representative of Diversity and Inclusion initiative



  • Bachelor's Degree Technical, Management, or Business or equivalent professional experience
  • Professional or Managerial Experience in automotive manufacturing with a large team
  • Understanding of the different paint processes and equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental requirements
  • Proficiency in cross functional, cross company, and cross-sectional processes.
  • Budget planning experience (to include both operating and capital budgets)
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Strong ability to problem-solve with a high mechanical and chemical understanding
  • Ability to work 2nd shift, rotating shifts, shutdowns, and travel as needed (domestically and internationally)
  • Ability to work outside of typical business hours



Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including. Equal Opportunity Employer.