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Painter

Seven Cycles (Watertown, Massachusetts)

Job description:

Painter Mission
The painting team's mission is to produce flawless products at the rate required by customers through continuous improvement of production processes, developing individual capabilities, working as a team, and responding to market demands as communicated by the sales and marketing team.

Basic Function
To meet Seven's paint team targets for product accuracy, labor hours per frame, and capabilities development. Painting at Seven Cycles is a combination of artistry, chemistry and production. The painters at Seven have an interest in the complex process of painting as a technical skill as well as the artistry of the finished product.

Responsibilities
• Meet team based targets for production units per day and week
• Meet team based targets for labor hours per unit
• Maintenance, cleanliness, and orderliness of tools and work areas
• Commitment to understanding, learning, and improving Seven's Process Methodology
• Developing, defining, and implementing improvement projects
• Support success of the final machining team, other teams, and the company
• Commitment to developing capabilities and skills

Performance evaluation metrics
• Productivity: labor hours per frame as a percent of target
• Accuracy: Finish quality meets and exceeds specifications
• Volume: production rate as a percent of the target
• Profit--specific to painting--as a percent of the target
• Expenditures as a percent of the budget for production teams
• Co-worker and customer feedback
• Individual capabilities development

Traits and Profiles
• Responsibility: Dependable and accountable; delivers on time, within budget, and as specified
• Values: High levels of integrity, honesty, and responsibility
• Intensity: High stamina and endurance; focus on work activities
• Detail-Oriented: In all aspects of final machining: Prep, Support Work, Equipment Maintenance
• Flexibility: Ability to adapt to changes in both environmental conditions and adjust the process accordingly
• Steadiness: Ability to work in close quarters at exacting tasks
• Creativity: In both problem solving and ability to exceed customers finish expectations.
• Discerner: Skilled in self-appraisal; sort the critical from the superfluous and take action
• Proactive: Looks for solutions; initiates change and improvement
• Relater: Outgoing and congenial; promotes positive relationships
• Project management: Excellence in the management of projects, people, deadlines, constraints, etc
• Technical mastery: Committed to continual self education; large store of industry knowledge

Ideal Professional Background
• Cycling experience: enthusiast
• Basic spray paint knowledge
• Experience with single-piece-flow or the Toyota Production System

About Seven Cycles
Seven Cycles is a revolutionary company that is changing the face of the cycling industry. Seven earned international recognition--and is setting benchmarks--for its innovative products, services, manufacturing methods, and business practices.

How to apply:

To apply, email us directly at matt.okeefe@sevencycles.com with a summary of your work history. Please be sure to include your bicycle experience. This can be any work done with bikes that you think will help you perform the job more successfully, as well as any recent cycling background you might have. Visit our website at www.sevencycles.com for more information.