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Painter - Level 1

Job Tracking ID:  85347-297134
Location:   Dallastown, PA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  November 19, 2019
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Job Description:


To operate a spray painter to apply industrial paint finishes to parts, sub-assemblies, partial or completed shelters and trailers to achieve quality and integrity of products at the lowest possible cost.



  • Receives instructions verbally or from layouts of detailed prints
  • Receives parts, sub-assemblies and partial or completed units at work station
  • May prepare unit for painting by performing various tasks including washing/rinsing, drying, removing masking, additional masking, tacking, sanding, and cleaning
  • Performs check to ensure units, parts, and assemblies are properly prepared before painting.
  • May involve material handling (i.e., moving units in paint area and in and out of spray booths; placing parts on racks for painting and drying)
  • Selects and mixes paint to desired consistency, as well as, J7 body filler and hardener
  • Checks shelf life of paint prior to use
  • Cleans spray room, adjusts and cleans spray guns, pumps, and tanks as required
  • May perform various operations such as hand buffing, applying spot primer, vibrating spot weld marks, scratches excess sealer and adhesive
  • Perform spray operation, holding and positioning spray gun as required for both primer and finish coats.
  • Exercises care to apply paint to specified thickness and avoid runs, especially during the application of finish coats that must meet government standards
  • Responsible for meeting appropriate quality standards
  • May perform tests to ensure compliance
  • Uses various equipment and tools which may include paint brushes, spray guns, pumps, vibrator, power sander, electric lift trucks, and other machines and equipment as needed
  • Demonstrate safe practice when using ladders and in the use of respiration devices
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area


Other Job Functions

  •  Other duties may be assigned



 This position has no supervisory responsibilities 


Experience and Skills:


Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

Ability to adhere to workplace rules



High school graduate or equivalent

Basic computer skills required

Ability to read, write and follow written instructions.

Effective in paint application, resulting in little or no rework

Efficiently sprays primer and finish coats to parts and sub assemblies using all varieties of paints and paint finishes, including anti-skid finish and camouflage patterns.



Work consists of simple, well-defined tasks.

No analytical ability is required; problem solving skills are a regular requirement of the job.



Duties, objectives, and results are generally specified and in accordance with well-defined policies/procedures or precedence.

Work is closely supervised.  Follows specific, detailed instruction.



High school graduate or equivalent.



No previous experience necessary.

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Entry Level (less than 2 years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   At least 1 Year
Level of Education:   High School/GED
Starting Date :   ASAP