Painter - Level 1

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-298903
    • Job Location: Dallastown, PA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/16/2021
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
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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.