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Paint Prep Technician

Location : Berlin Heights
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Reference Code : Fremont - Industrial
Compensation : 16.00 USD/HOUR
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1 + year
Required Education : High School Diploma/G.E.D.
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Industrial
Job Category : Manufacturing and Production

Job Description :


Cleans steel and aluminum fabricated parts prior to the priming / painting operation, applies sheet metal to gate operators as needed, and cuts barrier screen to size. Performs all other tasks in paint department that allows painters to focus on priming and painting in the spray booth.  

As a Time Staffing Employee:

Qualified Associates receive

Competitive Pay at Premier Companies

Health, Dental, Vision Insurance

401K & Profit Sharing Plan

Vacation and Holiday Pay

Discretionary Bonuses


Required Qualifications :

Essential Responsibilities: include but are not limited to the following:


-  Completely reviews work order and obtains all items to be prepared for priming/painting

-  Removes rust, scale, and spatter from metal products with scraper, wire brush, sanders, grinders, and / or Scotch Brite pads

-  Thoroughly cleans and removes all residue such as grease, dirt, oil, weld burns, marker, printing marks, etc., from product using specified chemicals and/or wiping rags, and grinder/sanders as needed

-  Fills cavities, holes, and dents with body filler and / or putty to attain smooth surface

-  Cuts and ensures proper fit-up of barrier screens

-  Installs tops and caps on gates per work order

-  Applies adhesion promoter to all plastic parts prior to the priming operation

-  Applies masking tape and / or covers over parts and areas that are not to be coated

-  Installs operator skins for painted color systems

-  Transfers solvent from original container to secondary containers and maintains levels

-  Weighs and mixes paint and primer systems per guidelines.

-  Cleans paint guns, lids and pots, paint lines and paint booth when needed

-  Safely operates solvent recycle machine

-  Loads and moves carts of parts and gates, as well as frames and operators in and out of paint area and maintains product flow to support efficient paint department operation.  

-  Any other activities that allows painters to stay priming and painting parts in booth.

-  Attaches all gate and part tags prior to the priming / painting operation (making tags may be required)

-  Completes all required paperwork contained within the work order packet prior to handing off for the priming / painting operation

-  Performs interdepartmental QC checks (this includes prepared gates and parts as well as primed / painted gates and parts) if qualified on any parts they did not work on, sign off is required

-  Follows all HazMat policies per training received

-  Other duties may be assigned


Supervisory responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities


Education and/or Experience:

High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or three (3) to six (6) months related experience and/or training in similar environment. 


Personal Protective Equipment
The person performing this job function is required to wear safety glasses with side shields at any time that are performing any duties in the production area of the shop. The person performing this job function is not required to wear safety shoes but should limit exposure to areas of the shop that are not marked walkways.  Open toe shoes or sandals are not permitted in the production areas of the shop.


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