• Process Engineer Paint & Coatings

    Job ID 2018-3053
    Location Brookings, South Dakota
    Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    ** Accepting applications until 29 July 2018. **


    Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.


    The primary work location is Brookings, but with the flexibility to work from other locations such as Sioux Falls or Redwood Falls based upon demonstrated skill and project work.


    This position is a technical role overseeing paint & powder coat processes for global manufacturing operations. As a process owner, individuals will evaluate and develop current capabilities and future needs. This role will help develop a vision for equipment, tooling, software, and processes based on needs of production and the technology available in industry.Technical areas of responsibility:

    • Paint application
    • Curing processes and equipment

    • Substrate abrasion

    • Coating material specification

    • Reliability test coordination

    • Statistical process control

    • Powder coating application



    Areas of Focus

    Leading Others through Influence

    Developing and Sharing Technical Expertise

    Sourcing / Equipment Vendor Management

    Cross-Factory Collaboration

    General Expectations:

    • Effectively work in a team environment and build collaborative relationships
    • Demonstrate ability to recognize and capitalize on improvement opportunities
    • Demonstrate skill in conflict resolution and leading through influence
    • Travel to customer factories approximately monthly. Travel multiple times per year to perform benchmarking or attend trade shows to develop and maintain technical expertise

    Demonstrated Capabilities for Success

    • Competencies are critical for success:
      • Collaborates, Communicates Effectively, Plans & Aligns, Manages Complexity, Managers Ambiguity, Action Oriented, Customer Focus.

    Process engineering may own one or combination of the following:

    • Paint & Coatings – detailed above
    • Assembly
    • Metal Fabrication
    • Packaging



    • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering or similar degree program.
    • Experience with paint processes preferred.
    • 5 years of Daktronics experience preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
    • Ability to work with little supervision and be a self-starter.
    • Ability to interact with a variety of manufacturing and engineering employees in a positive, professional manner.
    • Ability to travel via ground and air. Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
    • Background check will be conducted.
    • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.
    • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

    Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.


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