Nippon Paint (USA) Inc. Announces Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment/Hiring Opportunities

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- Nippon Pain (USA) Inc., is excited to announce the following employment/hiring opportunities;

  • Manufacturing Team Lead
  • Production Manager
  • Operator (3 shifts)
  • Pre-Mix/Milling Operator
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Control Tech (operator)
  • Technical Leader
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Chemist
  • Chemist Technician
  • Engineering & Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Logistics/Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Operator
  • HR Generalist/Admin.

* = Workforce Development / Career Readiness Training Required for Hiring Consideration.

To view job descriptions, qualifications, experience, salary ranges, and/or to submit a workforce development / career readiness training program application, please follow the prompts below (HIRING INFORMATION/HIRE DATE CURRENTLY TBA);

  1. Click on the job title you are interested in and review all available job information below.
  2. If the job you wish to apply for requires successful completion of the UTC workforce development / career readiness training program, submit a completed assessment form found HERE. A representative will contact you to discuss and/or confirm your enrollment.
  3. If the job you wish to apply for does NOT require completion of the UTC workforce development / career readiness training program, submit a letter of application and your current resume to

The Manufacturer’s Excellence Program (MEP)-Advanced was created to provide the knowledge of manufacturing and skills necessary to meet the minimum hiring qualifications and experience required (for select positions) to qualify for hiring consideration by Nippon Paint (USA), Inc. and/or other manufactures in the Chattanooga region. The UTC MEP-Adv program is a 306 contact hour/7.5 week training program and will begin August 2021 on the campus of UTC. Any persons interested in participating in the UTC Manufacturer’s Excellence Program-Advanced are invited to contact the City Office of Workforce Development through their website at

Advisory Council

Began March 2018

The City of Chattanooga Office of Workforce Development’s work is guided by the leadership of the City Mayor, Economic Development administration, and the WFD Advisory Board. The WFD Advisory Board membership, approximately 8-10 members, represents a cross section of all major local economic sectors (i.e., healthcare, hospitality, IT/Technology, manufacturing, logistics, and skills/trades/construction). Additionally, the WFD Advisory Board is represented by local service providers, college/university representatives, and not-profit organization(s).

If you are interested in becoming a WFD Advisory Board member, please click “Get Involved” and let us know.

Note: WFD Advisory Board meetings have been temporarily suspended due to virus health concerns.

Employer Roundtable

The Office of WFD’s Employer Roundtable is a way to bring stakeholder holders together from all economic and service provider sectors to conduct WFD asset mapping, WFD and talent acquisition strategic plan, and share information regarding legislative and other matters impacting local WFD and talent acquisition efforts. The objective of the Employer Roundtable is to bring employers together, not to rehash their needs, but rather to inform them of the progress of the Workforce Advisor Council and to enlist their support on a number of issues. We need the partnership of employers in order to enhance: Apprenticeships, internships, work-based learning, job shadowing, and mentoring at more businesses; participation in brainstorming ways we can solve transportation issues and other barriers to employment.

The Employer Roundtable Summit will meet annually once launched. At each meeting, someone from WFD and a member(s) of the WFD Advisory Council will present on the work that the WFAC has been doing. These meetings will be held in a “conference” format (i.e., opening general session, breakout sessions by economic sector, lunch, and a report out general session to close the meeting.

Note: WFD Employer Roundtable Summit date to be announced.

About Us

The City of Chattanooga Office of Workforce Development is a division within the Economic Development department. Our office provides employment seekers and employer providers assist in support of, but not limited to, their respective job searches, referrals, career readiness training, talent acquisition, and educational attainment.


City of Chattanooga Office of Workforce Development
City Hall
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Phone: 423-643-7350

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