Industrial Machinery Painter

The Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc.
Jun 29, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Industrial Machinery Painter


Responsible for preparing, priming and painting parts designated to be painted. Parts range in size from small parts less than one pound to large tables, frames and electrical boxes. Individual will also evaluate existing supplies and requisition needed supplies and paint. Also verify and allocate supplies to safe storage areas and jobs. Provide feedback to designated person regarding paint specifications and tasks so the AGR Production Database can be updated or corrected as needed.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All essential functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. Employees needing or requesting reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Manager.

  • Review paint specifications on new job releases, evaluate and requisition supplies as needed.

  • Requisition needed supplies using historical data, knowledge and need in an effort to operate paint department in the most cost effective manner.

  • Verify and allocate ordered goods to proper storage areas.

  • Assist with the selection and evaluation of suppliers for overall quality objectives and costs.

  • Mark containers so colors and paint type is easily identified.

  • Prepare parts for application of primers and paints.

  • Wash, mask and hang or fixture parts accordingly.

  • Use plugs or other means to mask tapped holes on tables, mass bars and other parts.

  • Prepare electrical boxes and enclosures accordingly.

  • Notify proper personnel if an item is damaged prior to paint.

  • Mix and prepare paints and primers properly.

  • Apply paints in a manner that results in acceptable finish appearances.

  • Allocate painted items to job specific areas or to the crib.

  • Provide job status information through verbal or written means to production coordinator.

  • Monitor and maintain paint master lists.

  • Monitor and maintain job and section paint lists.

  • Paint stock items submitted for jobs and inventory.

  • Paint electrical boxes, trough, and other related items for Electrical Department.

  • Provide cleanup and touch up as jobs are prepared for shipping.

  • Paint areas of the building as part of ongoing facility maintenance.

  • Work safely and keep area clean to minimize risk of fire and personal injury to self and others.

  • Maintain safety systems that are in place including air supply mask, paint booth and filters.

  • Maintain and clean spray guns and spray systems.

  • Be consistently at work and punctual; clock job times accurately

  • Observe company policy, safety and security procedures.

  • Perform all activities in conformance with the AGR Quality System and ISO procedures.


  • Knowledge of how to store, handle, mix and dispose of paints and chemicals in a safe manner.

  • Ability to properly prepare items for application of paint.

  • Knowledge of paint guns and application techniques to perform work of acceptable quality.

  • Ability to be organized and work safely.

  • Ability to identify problems and make others aware of problems in a timely manner.

  • Ability to work and schedule sequence of tasks and operations in a cost effective manner.

  • Ability to work with the Operations Supervisor and others to manage competing needs.

  • Ability to drive a forklift and completion of a Forklift Safety Training Program.

  • Ability to communicate well in written and verbal forms of communication.

  • Basic knowledge of costs and deliveries to assist with evaluation of suppliers.

  • Knowledge and use of proper safety equipment for tasks being performed.

  • Basic knowledge of and ability to use hand and power tools as needed for other work that may be assigned.

    Work Environment

    The work environment described here is representative of that encountered by an employee working in the Paint Department. The company does provide safety apparatus including hand, ear, eye and respiratory protection.

  • Frequently exposed to fumes and liquids related to cleaning agents, solvents, primers and paints.

  • Frequently exposed to oils and dust.

  • Frequently exposed to cramped work area inside spray booth or drying oven.

  • Clean, well ventilated and spray booth.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Material handling equipment is available for tasks.

  • Regularly required to use hands for a variety of tasks.

  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

  • Ability to walk, stand, climb, bend over, kneel and stoop.

  • Good vision and eye / hand coordination.

  • Frequently lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

    Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Overtime is on an as needed basis and at the direction of the Operation Supervisor.


    No travel required.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    High school diploma or equivalent

    1-3 years of spray-painting experience working with primers, enamels, two part epoxies, urethanes and other industrial coatings.

Company Description An Automation Innovator Since 1945

The Arthur G. Russell Company has been an innovator in the field of automatic assembly equipment since 1945. At that time, the lack of adequate parts feeders and reliable automation components limited assembly speeds and equipment reliability. In response, AGR developed a line of vibratory feeders based on the modular Vibroblock ?? that was state-of-the-art both electrically and mechanically. These engineered feeders could deliver parts at much higher rates, which raised the bar for automatic assembly systems. Feeder performance was further enhanced with AGR's introduction of closed loop vibratory control and variable frequency operation. Other AGR innovations included modular mechanical devices such as cam driven pick and place units, grippers, part escapements, and rotary and linear actuators.

Our ability to feed and handle parts at high speeds led to specialization in the ultra high-volume medical device and consumer products industries, where we have been designing, building, installing, and supporting world class assembly, test, inspection, and packaging systems for over 70 years.

Continued application of more sophisticated controls, servo systems, sensors, and inspection equipment have allowed our systems to keep up with increasing customer demands for higher speeds and unprecedented reliability.

Today, AGR remains committed to constantly being aware of the latest technologies, knowledgeable in their proper use, and creative in ways to apply them.