Openings >> Painter
Location:Watkinsville, Ga.
Employees within this pay range have either just advanced from the Painter Helper level or have added additional skill through technical training. Prospective employees can also obtain a Painter role if they possess previous experience as a painter or in a related area. Employees can also advance to this position if they have completed a related program through an accredited technical school. Individual should possess basic knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the painting field. They rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job and work under immediate supervision.

Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. They may transfer from one task to another as directed. Generally these employees may specialize in certain or a few different painting and coating techniques and have a narrower base of knowledge. They are required to assist with maintaining tools and equipment and will perform various cleanup and housekeeping activities. They are to observe and follow all safety rules and procedures set forth by Industrial Mechanical, Inc. and OSHA. These employees report to a Foreman, General Foreman, or Plant Manager.


Tasks that Painters are required to perform include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for applying a layer or layers of paint or coating to a product to protect it from the elements and/or make it more aesthetically appealing.
  • Cleanse products to remove dust, dirt, and debris.
  • Apply protective coverings to articles or areas that could be damaged or stained by work processes.
  • Dip metal parts in chemical baths to prepare surface.
  • Prepare surfaces also by scraping, caulking, applying putty, and sanding.
  • Utilize brush, roller, and spray guns to coat and paint metal, wood, ceramic, etc. with paint or coating solutions.
  • Adjust nozzles on the spray guns to obtain the proper dispersion of the spray.
  • Check the flow and viscosity of the paint or solution.
  • Check product for flaws, bubbles, or imperfections.
  • Mixes and reduces paint system and applies paint to meet specifications and customer requirements.
  • Ability to read blueprints, read paint codes, and mix paint operate spray gun, mix/thin oil based paints, shoot primers, and maintain and clean all spray gun parts.
  • Ability to adjust paint mixing criteria based upon environmental conditions, such as, heat, cold, and humidity.
  • Knowledge of how to operate and maintain sand blasters and bead blasters.
  • Hang parts and kits on paint line in sequence according to direction from planning and scheduling department.
  • Setup, operate, and maintain automatic powder booths and shutdown paint line equipment.
  • Adheres to all environmental, health, safety rules and regulations, and work instructions.
  • Properly stack and protect certain parts to maintain quality standard.
  • Must be able to pass certain health requirements for respirator use to remain in the paint area.
  • Ability to work within precise limits or standards of accuracy using logical step-by-step procedures in work. Plan, solve problems, and make decisions based on quantifiable information.
Provide mentoring to both Painter Helpers and Painter Trainees.
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