Paint Process Engineering Associate

Date:  Jul 3, 2024

Ellabell, GA, US

Requisition ID:  561

About HMGMA 

HMGMA is It stands for Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. As the first EV-only mass-production plant in the Hyundai Motor Group, it is an innovative plant with cutting-edge production technology. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

[Paint plant operation and Management] 

  • Set the various targets in the paint plant and make activities to achieve the targets of the paint plant. And oversee development and achievement of them. 

 (Targets: Number of units produced, Quality index & HPV, etc.) * HPV: Hour Per Vehicle 

  • Analyze production and quality data, improve the productivity and car paint quality. 

  • Analyze production rate of operation and make activities for operation improvement.  

  • Review items for supplementary investment to improve the paint plant or process and the cost, and run. 

  • Coordinate and supervise the work of operators; provide them with feedback on performance. (including train and manage Team member) 

  • Report the progress of major tasks to a superior or expatriate coordinator. 

  • Report to the immediate superior (or expatriate coordinator) and/or other related production lines if any product or process nonconformity is detected 

  • Follow the policies or procedures of HMGMA. 


[Plant construction and Preparation for new model production. Facility install management and enhancement] 

  • Manage the construction progress schedule of the paint plant. 

  • Preparing for the input of new models in paint plant. (Facility modification, tool preparation etc.) 

  • Oversee inspect and manage new model project progress. 

  • Performs events for new vehicle development, and Prepare production operations 

(facility/employee, etc.) 

  • Management for installing new facility about new technology and trial run. 

  • Management for replacing existing old facility and trial run.  

(main facilities and conveyor system, robot and automation system) 

  • Analyze production and quality data during new car production, make countermeasures for quality and productivity enhancement.  

  • Reporting major issues occurring in paint plant (making report materials needed) 

  • Review purchase specifications for production of new vehicle, and run 

(Including transportation/customs clearance)  


 Profitability improvement] 

  • Promotes changes in process through analyses and improve processes, seeing to the rectification of the tools used in order to optimize the manufacturing process. 

(HPV, Automation, Outsourcing, etc.) 

  • Develop strategies to reduce cost, and performs cost reduction activity. 

(Labor costs, Material costs, Management costs, Energy savings, Improvement of inefficient  

work, etc.) 

  • Search and support the new level of control and new methods of others. 



[Education / Personnel / Safety/ Organization Management] 

  • Develop recruitment planning for paint plant member and performs. 

  • Develop and implement an employee training plan. 

  • Improve the environment of the paint plant and prevent safety accidents.  

  • Taking action safety regulation issues. 

  • Build a good rapport with other manufacturing units for effective communication. 

  • Strengthen organizational power through communication among employees. 

  • Provide guidance and assistance to technicians at a lower level. 



Qualifications and Preferences 

*Every Position will be contributed by Carrier or Experiences  


  • Bachelor's degree (mechanical, chemical, material Engineering majors) 

  • Experience using Microsoft Office products or equivalent applications 

  • Deep understanding of external markets and current trends 

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in data analysis and developing proposal 

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and must not require company-approved sponsorship for this position now or in the future. 

  • Must communicate H /KMC employees on a business 


  • Working experience as intern or industrial fields.  

  • Preference given to those who are fluent in Korean 


  • Working with a Team 

  • Planning and Organizing 

  • Problem solving 

  • Communication 

  • Strategic Thinking and Mindset 

  • Commitment to transformative change 

  • Flexibility 

  • Communication/Collaboration attitude with Korean companies and employee 

Travel requirement 

  • Domestic/international travel required. 


Working Hours (Shift) Requirement 

  • Employment opportunities at HMGMA will be completed in multiple phases.  

  • Shift assignment for this position may change to meet the business needs.   

  • Any changes will be communicated to employees and according to accommodation; will be considered. 


Compensation & Benefit 

  • HMGMA offers opportunities for growth, work flexibility, competitive pay, and benefits. 

  • HMGMA benefits include competitive Medical / Vision / Dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and competitive 401k plan. 


Other Information 

  • FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salary 

  • When submitting a resume for this position, I understand that this information may be used to create a registration with the Georgia Department of Labor on Employ Georgia. 



HMGMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are eligible for employment regardless of age, ancestry, color, family or medical leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, or protected veteran. subject to consideration. Status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 


Nearest Major Market: Savannah