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Spray Painter & Material Handler - Wathena, KS

Company: Transwest
Location: Topeka
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description

Summit Truck Bodies, LLC, a quality manufacturer of custom designed service and lube truck bodies, is expanding its workforce due to increasing sales. If you are a motivated team player who is committed to producing a high quality product on time and safely, we want you on our team. Summit Truck Bodies is looking for a Fleet Industrial Painter responsible for the proper application of paint to the body and parts by operating paint spray equipment.


  • Prepare work to be accomplished by studying work order, bill of materials and blueprints.
  • Operate paint spray equipment to paint surfaces of bodies and parts.
  • Dispose of hazardous waste from the painting process in accordance with federal and state laws.
  • Apply paint coats in accordance with company specifications.
  • Adjust paint spraying equipment to get proper flow and coating thickness.
  • Match or detect differences between colors, including shade of color and brightness.
  • Responsible for inspecting work on an assortment of parts and bodies after paint is applied.
  • Observe health and safety by wearing respirator, paint suits and all other PPE.
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Participate in all continuous improvement programs by offering suggestions and exhibiting initiative in areas within direct control.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager.


  • Frequent mobility and / or sitting, standing, bending or stooping for prolonged / extended periods. Requires lifting up to 50 pounds frequently.
  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 75 pounds.
  • Requires working in areas which are not ventilated or air-conditioned.
  • Requires eye-hand coordination sufficient to operate machinery.
  • Requires exposure to chemicals and solvents.
  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.
  • Requires eyesight correctable to 20/20 to read numbers, reports and computer terminals.
  • Requires hearing within normal range.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver's license with good standing MVR.
  • Some technical training helpful.
  • Must have experience in automotive paint and prep work.
  • Must have experience using pressure feed spray equipment.
  • Attention to detail is a must!
  • Able to use hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Ability to operate a forklift if required.
  • Ability to work with multiple priorities and constant interruptions.
  • Must have basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant demands and shifting of priorities.
  • Ability to work with all levels of employees.
  • Ability to be responsive and highly efficient with relaying information.
  • Ability to successfully complete respirator medical evaluation.
  • Ability to successfully pass a General Abilities Assessment and Post-offer background check, physical and drug screening.

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