Industrial Painter Job Opening at Valspar in Athens, GA

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Position:Industrial Painter
Job Location(s): Athens, GA
Start Date:As soon as possible
Employment Term: Regular
Employment Type:Full Time
Starting Salary Range:
Required Experience: 1 to 2 years
Required Security Clearance: None
Related Categories:Production - General, General Labor/Semi-Skilled

Position Description

Industrial Painter
Location:USA - GA - Athens
Requisition #:Pending
# of Openings:0
Valspar Coatings is one of the largest North American manufacturers of paints and coatings. Our Athens, Georgia facility applies our powder coatings for Caterpillar. We are looking for Industrial Painters to join our manufacturing team who are safety, quality, and production oriented.

Valspar offers a competitive starting wage, shift premiums, progressive wage step up program, plus an annual bonus plan. Valspar offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, education assistance, profit sharing and stock ownership plans.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Painter performs a variety of manual tasks in support of the coatings application and production process. Responsibilities may include lifting and loading items, painting parts, cleaning and maintaining equipment, and performing other general tasks. Work requires skill and precision painting techniques and a good understanding of paints and painting processes.


Performs a variety of manual labor tasks associated with the coating application and production process, which may include loading and unloading materials, moving parts and equipment, painting and coating parts, cleaning and maintaining parts and equipment, and providing routine assistance and support.

Safely perform preparation, painting, and detailing of parts under minimal supervision: Ensures compliance with operating policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment and efficient operations; may require the employee to wear safety equipment or gear, including self-contained breathing apparatus.

Communicates with production, maintenance, quality control, warehousing, and other departments to maintain a safe and effective environment and to ensure quality products.

Cleans, preps, and coats parts on a moving monorail system using electronic and air powered equipment and tools, paint scrapers, and electrostatic paint guns.

Follows standard operating procedures when using tools and equipment such as hydraulic lift/platforms and paint sprayers.

Follows standard operating procedures when using sealants, paint strippers and corrosion-preventive chemicals and use protective equipment as required.

Maintains paint booth and equipment care: Paint gun equipment and paint kitchen, cleaning and maintenance of booth (filters, booth coat, etc.)., Ensures all equipment is functioning properly and within specification.

Moves totes, parts, and equipment using a pallet jack and/or fork lift.

Makes adjustments to paint booth, guns and all equipment in the environment room; following proper procedures and PPE.

May operate various equipment and machinery under direct supervision or as certified or trained.

Completes daily check lists as assigned by Leads and other Supervisors.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience within a manufacturing environment:1-2 years industrial painting or coatings experience using air and electronic spraying equipment is highly preferred.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Computer literate (windows based programs)

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