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Paint Technician

Job Number:  51729
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Polycon
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 51729 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Polycon 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: GUELPH 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


Role Summary

RATE OF PAY: $30.28/hr (After Probation period)    Shift: Days/Afternoons


The Paint Technician’s responsibility is to ensure good paint quality and to address trouble shooting when issues with application and robots occur. Systematic control of robot spray patterns, and interface with Engineering, Application team, Production and Maintenance to optimize yields.


Magna offers excellent Medical and Dental Benefits + Profit Sharing.  Life insurance is available to all full-time employees along with a proactive wellness program, including on-site gym.  Join our team and thrive in a culture of respect, innovation and opportunity. 

Key Responsibilities

-    Trouble shoot and maintain paint machinery and equipment, including calibration of bell applicators
-    Implement preventative maintenance as required
-    Observe & support production line robots, and relay observation to application team
-    Review robot movement and paint delivery parameters to improve painted part quality and paint consumption
-    Conduct root cause analysis and support the paint application team in making improvements to paint quality 
-    Reset robotic failures, KV, Flow & Limits (documents all failures)
-    Ensure long term improvements to yield, customer concerns, warranty concerns & related costs
-    Review application defects & equipment downtime issues
-    Work with maintenance on spray equipment, robot control problems and continuous improvements
-    Test and evaluate new products and equipment

A Division of Magna, Polycon Industries is a World Class supplier of automotive parts.  Polycon moulds, paints, assembles and sequences automotive products to OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers).       

Key Qualifications/Requirements

-    Completion of College or equivalency required. College diploma preferred.
-    Minimum 3 - 5 years of related work experience with automated spray equipment and robots required
-    Requires knowledge of paint materials, paint delivery systems, mechanical equipment, and down draft paint applications
-    Excellent communication skills (English - spoken and written)
-    Proven critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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