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Re: Sr Advanced Finishing Engineer - high impact role; small company agility, big corp.

Company:  Black & Decker (Hardware & Home Improvement)

Location:  Reading, PA

In this high profile role you will have the opportunity it make a significant impact on our organization in multiple ways. On a day-to-day basis you will be our in-house finishing expert, solving metal finishing issues in our plants and those of our suppliers. Over the long term we are looking to completely redesign our finishing processes, and you will play a key role in that project. At Baldwin we enjoy the "best of two worlds:" we operate as a smaller, agile, stand-alone corporation, but we're backed by the stability and resources of Black & Decker. Our Reading location houses both Baldwin's corporate headquarters and our manufacturing facilities.

You'll contribute to the development and manufacture of luxury door hardware and accessories, including security, general, and decorative hardware, and coordinated exterior lighting and bath accessories. Your activities will include identifying, investigating, evaluating, specifying, procuring, implementing, and developing new equipment, processes, and facilities to support new products, new technology, and plant capacity. This is an individual contributor role and pivotal to your success will be your ability to motivate and persuade diverse professionals at multiple levels from a variety of functional areas.

To be a good fit for this opportunity you'll have significant experience in metal finishing (ideally in high-end brass finishing environments), including a track record of success with finishing development, troubleshooting, and cost savings. We're looking for a professional who is familiar with multiple finishing processes, including PVD, and has an understanding and working knowledge of the mechanics of finishing equipment. You also will need to be an innovative, out-of-the-box thinker with a proven ability to lead technical groups for organic and inorganic finishing in the areas of manufacturing operations support, process development, and improvement.

Baldwin Hardware Corporation is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) Group, a division of Black & Decker, a Fortune 500 global manufacturer and marketer of quality power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology-based fastening systems. Our products and services are marketed in more than 100 countries, and we have manufacturing operations in 14 countries. We are driven by a winning culture and a commitment to hiring, developing, and promoting Great People.

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