Under the direction of the Department Production Supervisor and in cooperation with the Team Leader, safely perform a variety of tasks related to the preparation, painting, and finishing details in
the production process of heavy and large mechanical products, per specifications and in accordance with the production schedule, making independent decisions with minimal direct supervision given appropriate instructions. Paint systems include air-assisted airless spraying and electrostatic powder coat, using two-part urethane, epoxy, acrylic enamel, and/or other types of paints, involving a wet-on-wet painting process with two-part primer and two-part topcoat.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Set up and operate shotblasting equipment to prepare and shotblast produced parts and/or equipment.
2. Adjust, monitor, and inspect equipment to include blast pot, hose, nozzles, air compressor, and ventilation system to ensure proper and efficient operation in accordance with manufacturer’s and Company’s operating procedures.
3. Prepare surfaces of manufactured parts and/or equipment for the application of protective coating. This includes referencing color sheets, work orders, and daily dispatch reports.
4. Verify routing on the work order to ensure parts or components are ready for painting.
5. Operate or use various hand, power, and air tools including brushes, scrapers, grinders/sanders, wrenches, hammer, etc.
6. Apply masking tape over parts and areas that are not to be coated.
7. Mix and prepare paint materials for use.
8. Transport and set-up parts and equipment to be painted, which can include use and operation of overhead cranes and hoists with associated rigging equipment, and a forklift.
9. Paint surfaces of produced parts and/or equipment with protective materials correctly using a spray gun and in accordance with work order specifications. This involves correctly using wet mil gauges to verify paint mils. Fill cavities and dents with putty to attain smooth surface when needed.
10. Prepare product decals and serial number plates, and affix to the products.
Essential Functions of the Job (with or without reasonable accommodation)
1. Perform work standing on concrete a minimum of 8 hours and up to 12 hours per day, and a minimum of 3 days up to 7 days per week.
2. Willingness to train/work during hours outside of regularly-scheduled core shift.
3. Flexibility to work additional hours beyond and/or consecutively with core work schedule when needed.
Education and Experience
1. High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.
2. Relevant trade school or college course work desired.
3. Heavy equipment painting experience in an industrial manufacturing production environment and/or familiarity with paint spraying devices and processes preferred.
4. Experience with an airless, air-assisted paint system and/or electrostatic paint guns preferred.
5. Computer experience desired, particularly the ability to use a mouse, and locate and open/close files.
This description is intended as a guide only. The listed duties may be changed at the discretion of Company Management.