Alamo Group Inc. Painter in Huntsville, Alabama

Schwarze Industries (member of the Alamo Group Inc.) is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Painter at its Huntsville, AL facility.

Interested individuals must apply to the job opening ont he Alamo Group Inc. job board found at www.Alamo-Group.com in the career section under Schwarze.

FUNCTION/POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under moderate supervision, assist painter to sprays surfaces of machines, manufactured products or working area with protective material such as paint, enamel, glaze, or lacquer using spray gun. Loads and moves materials to work area, fills containers with prescribed quantities of paint and thinners. Cleans and prepares surface of articles to be painted, using solvent, sandpaper, and scraper.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Cleans grease and dirt from product, using materials such as lacquer thinner, soap and water or Freemont phosphatizing machine.

Applies masking tape over parts and areas that are not to be coated. Fills cavities and dents with putty to attain a smooth surface.

Fills containers with prescribed quantities of paint and thinners.

Operates spray gun, according to knowledge of painting technique, to direct spray onto work surface to apply primer or finish coat.

Cleans spraying equipment, responsible for keeping the paint area clean.

Applies primer to machinery. Sands primer or putty fillers with an air sander to obtain a smooth finish.

Uses pressure washer with a phosphate acid to clean metal before applying a top coat

May operate forklift or other material handling equipment to transport parts to designated areas.

Responsible for movement of material or product and ensure documentation of standard inventory control processes or procedures.

Responsible to inspect painted product to reduce scrap.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

High school diploma or GED certificate preferred.

Two plus years painting experience in auto body repair/paint preferred.

Ability to lift, push or pull 50 -- 75 pounds alone.

Must be physically capable of wearing a pressure demand respirator and appropriate personal protective equipment including steel toe shoes.

Ability to operate a sander, forklift, monorail, spray paint machines and high-pressure air hose.

Able to distinguish colors; color acuity required.

Alamo Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and provides equal opportunity to minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities (M/F/D/V). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled