Painter & Prep - Day shift

Windom, Minnesota
Salary DOE
Mar 08, 2018

 Hangs parts from racks, blasts, washes, and dries parts.  A paint prep person is also required to perform other miscellaneous tasks, as supervision deems necessary.



• Examines and feels surface for defects.

• Determine what process should be used when cleaning and hanging parts.

• Use a variety of hand tools and machines.

• Starts grinder and moves it over surface to remove scratches, excess weld material and burrs.

• Performs light maintenance and is able to make minor repairs to equipment used.

• Replaces worn abrasive discs, wheels, and belts and sharpens chisels and scrapers.

• Shovels or pours abrasives such as sand, grit, or shot of specified grade into machine hopper.

• Operates sandblasting machine to clean surfaces prior to painting or coating.

• Be able to move parts in and out of area.


EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):  Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:  Forklift training certificate or the ability to receive it.



• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions.

• Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

• Ability to perform simple shop math.



• Day shift is 8 hours; night shift is 10 hours

• Stand-continuously (8-10 hours)

• Walk-frequently (2-4 hours)

• Sit-rarely (grinding small parts)

• Lift to/from floor-up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), up to 25 lbs. frequently (components)

• Lift overhead-up to 40 lbs. occasionally (components), 25 lbs. frequently (components)

• Lift waist level-up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), up to 25 lbs. frequently (components)

• One or two hands carry-10 lbs. for 10 feet (components)

• Push/pull-up to 50 lbs. force (total 92 lbs. force) to initiate movement of large carts with two employees, rarely up to 38 lbs. force (total 75 lbs. force) to initiate movement of carts with two employees, frequently

• Elevate work (reaching)-frequently (painting, grinding, blasting)

• Twist-frequently (painting, grinding, blasting)

• Bend-frequently (painting, grinding, blasting)

• Squat-frequently

• Kneel or crouch-frequently (painting, grinding, blasting)

• Crawl-rarely

• Stair climb-occasionally (rolling stairs)

• Ladder climb-occasionally

• Balance-frequently (walking or standing around machines, equipment, in blasting area with grit on the floor)

• Manual dexterity-frequently (moving parts)

• Firm grasp-continuously (holding paint gun, grinding)


Lifting more than 50 lbs. is performed by two employees or mechanical assistance is required.



Rarely 1-5% of day

Occasionally 6-33% of day

Frequently 34-66% of day

Continuously 67-100% of day




• May be inside 98% of day, outside 2% of day to get material, temperature exposure may be 70-100 degrees inside near ovens, and outside varies between -20 to 100 degrees + with high humidity in summer

• High elevations-slight 

• Moving objects-slight (hoist, bridge cranes, rolling carts)

• Noise level-moderate

• Slippery surface-slight (wet floor, oil, coolant, sand/dirt on floor dragged in on forklift tires)

• Vibration-moderate (hand tools)

• Air pollution-slight (dust, welding smoke)



• Near vision and depth perception-significant

• Far vision-moderate

• Hearing sensitivity-minimal


PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing, and ear plugs.


EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB:  Disc sander, blast booth, hand grinder, hand tools, pressure washer, air hose, belt sander, forklift, sawhorses, jib crane, chain hoist, earplugs, eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing.


*Each employee should be aware that changes in this job description could occur at any time.  Also, this job description is not to be considered or construed to be a contract of employment.

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