CSC Project Manager - Automotive

Do you like to be on the cutting edge of innovation? If you’re motivated confident and looking to challenge yourself to be your best, then you’ve come to the right place! This is a role where you to showcase your skills inside and outside of the organization. You’ll work with a variety of customers to evaluate their needs and translate them into workable specifications and processes for your teammates. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring the final product is ready to meet our customer’s expectations before final shipping.  Come join a team where you’re treated like family, you can grow and learn strong core values from dedicated leaders focused on quality and excellence!


Rock Hill, US, 29730


CSC Project Manager - Automotive 


The CSC Project Manager-Automotive will focus primarily on new coating applications, coating modifications, process development, customer’s project management, superior technical solutions, and advanced analysis. This position is accountable for leading and managing projects to accomplish technical initiatives aligned with the automotive coating business. The CSC Project Manager converts strategic customer needs into safe, commercially viable, high-quality solutions that meet cost and timing targets.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Project management of automotive TF projects according to international automotive standards (IATF16949) and Oerlikon Balzers phase model
  • Sampling and Project Mgt.
  • Provide AuT TF (Automotive Thin Film) customer samplings for key region Americas; US and Mexico
  • Monitoring/planning sampling & realization projects
  • Development of application-specific solutions
  • Verification of sampling coatings
  • Analyze customer sampling validation
  • Monitoring of project progress, costs and deadlines according to internal guidelines
  • Fulfillment of customer specifications by adapting the coating processes (PVD and PECVD), in cooperation with local and global CSC (Customer Solution Center) teams.
  • Responsible for the complete documentation according to internal specifications (phase model) including support for the production documents.
  • Analysis of the full value chain of our production flow and monitoring of critical areas within the assisted automotive projects.
  • Analysis and evaluation of internal and external test results as well as their product reliability.
  • Managing customer projects according to phase model TF Automotive (internal project management system)
  • Additional tasks:
  • Industrialization of nominated opportunities in cooperation with production technology team and global CSC organization


Your Profile:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering is required, Master of Science in Engineering is preferred.
  • Technical and natural science studies in physics, materials, process, surface, or chemical engineering
  • Knowledge in vacuum, plasma technology, coating technology PVD, PECVD, Arc technology is preferred.
  • Tribology and/or Materials Sciences
  • Experience in coating technology in thin film area desired
  • Experience in working directly with automotive customers (OEM’s, Tier 1, and Tier 2)
  • Advanced Project Management Knowledge
  • Team-minded, communicative, service-oriented, and resilient personality
  • Business fluent in English.  Spanish would be an asset.   
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc..
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP System, and general understanding of CRM systems is a real asset.
  • Willingness to travel (approximately 30%)


We offer:

Aside from a dynamic global culture and leading market position, we are proud to offer our employees development opportunities, competitive salary and a robust benefit program ALL available on first day of employment!


The perks and benefits of working at Oerlikon include the following:

  • Comprehensive medical and prescription drug plan with low premiums, company sponsored HSA contributions and without cumbersome waiting periods to keep you going strong.  
  • Excellent Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Employee Assistance, Financial and Wellness programs to help improve all aspects of your life journey. 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with significant company match and financial planning and education options to help you achieve your retirement goals 
  • Tuition reimbursement and internal education resources to satisfy your love of learning so you can continue to grow with us!
  • Generous paid time off to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • 12 paid company holidays to occasionally extend your weekends or time off. 
  • Flexible hours or remote work environment available for certain positions
  • 100% company paid life insurance and disability insurance
  • Employee Referral Bonus program because why not to bring your friends to work everyday!


Why Oerlikon:

Technology and sustainable innovation are our business. Throughout our organization, each employee feels a connection to that mission and to our passion for engineering solutions the world needs today and tomorrow. As we embrace our role in building a better future, we celebrate the teams that have the power to bring that vision to life.


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Are you curious? Then release your passion to succeed and APPLY to discover how you can help us build a better world and realize how you can make a personal difference by joining our global team! Our commitment is your success!

About us
Oerlikon is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing in key industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, tooling and textiles. We serve as a key partner in enabling our customers to reach their targets for optimizing the performance, function and sustainability of their products and manufacturing processes. 
Our solutions reduce emissions in transportation, maximize longevity and performance of tools, increase energy efficiency and advance intelligent material and sustainable polymer processing. These achievements are proven hallmarks of our global leadership. 
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Job Information

Published:  Jul 13, 2024
Job ID:  99403

Rock Hill, US, 29730

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina