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POSITION SUMMARY

Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint the interior and exterior surfaces of a variety of equipment.  

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Essential Functions Statement(s)

• Applies paints, surface preparatory materials and undercoating materials to a variety of surfaces, as appropriate, and according to Materials Safety Data Sheets ensuring compliance with hazardous materials guidelines.

• Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects or deviations from standards and make adjustments as necessary.  

• Determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality by performing visual inspections, or by using viscometers.  

• Weigh or measure chemicals, coatings, or paints before adding them to machines.  

• Turn dials, hand wheels, valves, or switches to regulate conveyor speeds, machine temperature, air pressure and circulation, and the flow or spray of coatings or paints.  

• Start and stop operation of machines, using levers or buttons.  

• Record operational data on specified forms.  

• Start pumps to mix solutions and fill tanks.  

• Operate auxiliary machines or equipment used in coating or painting processes.  

• Fill hoppers, reservoirs, troughs, or pans with material used to coat, paint, or spray, using conveyors or pails.  

• Perform test runs to ensure that equipment is set up properly.  

• Clean machines, related equipment, and work areas, using water, solvents and other cleaning aids.  

• Thread or feed items or products through or around machine rollers and dryers.  

• Attach hoses or nozzles to machines, using wrenches and pliers, and make adjustments to obtain the proper dispersion of spray.  

• Remove materials, parts, or work pieces from painting or coating machines, using hand tools.  

• Transfer completed items or products from machines to drying or storage areas, using handcarts, hand trucks, or cranes.  

• Examine, measure, weigh, or test sample products to ensure conformance to specifications.  

• Hold or position spray guns to direct spray onto articles.  

• Place items or products on feed racks, spindles, or reel strands to coat, paint, or spray them, using hands, hoists, or truck lifts.  

• Paint small items and perform touch-up painting, using paint brushes.  

Painter III may perform these additional functions:

• Guides Paint preppers on what is needed for each paint cart.

• Identifies top priority spools and coordinates with Material Handlers and Blasters to ensure they receive attention first. 

• Perform duties pertaining to specific jobs that a Foreman may delegate to them.

• Assign job tasks to Material Handlers per Manager/Foreman instructions.

• Manage skeleton crew on weekends when needed.

• Assist Foreman in overseeing projects. 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s) 

• Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.  

• Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.  

• Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.  

• Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.  

• Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.  

• Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.  

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED): Preferred  

Experience:

Painter I: 1 - 3 years of experience in Industrial Painting

Painter II: 3 – 5 years of experience in Industrial Painting

Painter III: 5 + years of experience in Industrial Painting

Computer Skills: Not Applicable

Certifications & Licenses: None specifically required 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position. 

O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day) 

F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day) 

C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day) 

    

Physical Demands Lift/Carry 

Stand C 

Walk F 

Sit O 

Manually Manipulate C 

Reach Outward F 

Reach Above Shoulder C 

Climb O 

Crawl O 

Squat or Kneel F 

Bend F 

Grasp C 

Speak O 

10 lbs or less F 

11-20 lbs F 

21-50 lbs O 

51-100 lbs N 

Over 100 lbs N 

Push/Pull 

12 lbs or less F 

13-25 lbs F 

26-40 lbs O 

41-100 lbs N 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Location: Livingston, LA
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