Production Technician

Reports To

The Production Technician will report to GIT’s Production Supervisor

Job Overview

This person’s primary responsibilities will be to operate equipment and mix chemicals in preparation of marine coatings (paint), to record and monitor Critical to Quality (CTQ) metrics and to play a key role in Continuous Improvement of production methods. As our products are manufactured from chemicals, a safety mindset is a requirement.

As a member of a small team, employees are all responsible for the success of our company and will be expected to take on many different tasks and responsibilities.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsible for preparing batches of paint, starting with the basic fluids, and adding various additives and pigments, making necessary adjustments throughout the process.

Operation, inspection, calibration, maintenance, and cleaning of various machines used in the GIT process, including:

  • Cowles and high shear mixer  

  • Paint spray equipment

  • Forklift operation

  • Can filling and labelling operations

  • Equipment calibration

Perform basic quality control tests including density, viscosity, grinding check, etc. and record test results following GIT’s documented internal procedures.  Perform paint application using Air and Airless Sprayers. Maintain organized quality control and process documentation.  Assist with the implementation of lean principles and best paint production practices while applying ASTM and ISO processes as directed.

Maintain inventory storage and production areas using a first-in-first-out system for materials, receiving, and storing of inventory items as they arrive and retrieving such items when required for production. Track inventory quantities and notify team when inventory levels require replenishment.

Packaging, labeling, and boxing of finished product including preparation for shipping. Making sure all the raw materials SDSs for production are registered and updated.

Attend daily meetings and report any difficulties relating to the product, process and/or quality system.


  • Education level: Technology Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering or another related field.
  • Experience: 2 + years Production/Manufacturing experience or equivalent industrial experience. Involvement with Paint and Coatings manufacturing would be an asset.
  • Specific skills: Familiarity with safety practices and techniques relating to chemical/power/industrial manufacturing/production.
  • Personal characteristics: Strong communication (verbal & written), ability to motivate, prioritize, and organize in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Certifications: 5S, 6 Sigma certifications would be an asset.
  • Licenses: Forklift operation, safety certifications would be an asset.
  • Physical abilities: Physical ability to lift 12kg and climb stairs.

About Graphite Innovations & Technologies Inc.

Graphite Innovations & Technologies (GIT) supplies the world’s most sustainable marine coatings to the maritime transportation sector. They are an innovation driven organization that is socially and environmentally responsible. Their team is proud to support marine transportation companies working to reach their greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and unlock fuel savings across their global fleets.

GIT is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to foster a culture where everyone is enabled to reach their full potential – a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion where we live our values every day in the way we treat each other, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.  


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until July 29, 2022.